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  • Uber ride-sharing service kicks off in Anchorage

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The popular ride-sharing service Uber has added Anchorage to its worldwide list of cities where it operates. Local taxi companies are trying to figure out a way to keep up with the new service, whose app links passengers with drivers using their own cars. Cab company...

  • After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold...

  • Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon. The latest windfall came with Alibaba's record-setting IPO completed late Thursday, in which the Chinese e-commerce...

  • Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems. The consumer products maker is the latest major sponsor, following PepsiCo and...

  • Picassos among pieces going on public view in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail have amassed over the years, he feels a range of emotions that often include gratitude, defeat and exhilaration. "I find it...

  • Greece: New bailout 'out of the question'

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister said Friday that his country will not seek additional rescue funds from other eurozone countries after bailout loans are completed this year, despite concerns from rescue lenders that an early general election could unravel years of painful...

  • Fitch keeps 'AAA' rating on US credit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fitch Ratings says that the U.S. still deserves its highest credit rating. Fitch on Friday affirmed its "AAA" rating on U.S. debt. The ratings agency said its outlook on the rating is stable, meaning it does not expect a downgrade in the near future. Fitch said the U.S. can...

  • Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Obama acted a day after a Senate vote capped congressional action on the request, which passed by...

  • Obama signs bill to train, arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill authorizing the military to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group. Obama signed the bill Friday in the Oval Office. The Senate gave its final approval Thursday, a day after the legislation drew strong...

  • Pre-Hispanic codex returns to Mexico from London

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts that vividly describe the history of pre-Hispanic Mexico are on public display in the country's capital after returning to the country from London. The Chimalpahin codex was long part of the archives of the British and...



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