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China confirms legal status of ride-hailing industry

AP Photo/Ng Han Guan BEIJING (AP) — China’s Cabinet issued its first rules for ride-hailing and told local officials Thursday to promote the booming industry, confirming the legal status of Uber Technologies Inc. and local competitors following run-ins with...

Not So Automatic

Hello, it’s meI’ve thought about us for a long, long timeMaybe I think too much but something’s wrongThere’s something here that doesn’t last too longMaybe I shouldn’t think of you as mine  –  Todd Rundgren So my plan...

Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia BOSTON (AP) — A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching...

LG Electronics' profit up on TV, appliance but mobile in red

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday its second-quarter net income jumped 19 percent thanks to strong sales of high-end TVs and home appliances that outweighed another quarterly loss in its handset business. Its April-June earnings came in at 268.51...

Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara dead at age 87

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish classical composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, widely considered a successor to Jean Sibelius, has died at the age of 87. Rautavaara, who reached international fame with his seventh symphony “Angel of Light” in 1994, died in hospital on...

It’s so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

THROOP, N.Y. (AP) — How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at...

Police: Ohio Toddler Overdosed On Painkiller Twice In Week

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Police in north-central Ohio say the parents of an 18-month-old girl who overdosed on a painkiller twice in one week have been arrested on charges of child endangering. Marion police Maj. Jay McDonald tells The Marion Star that the child apparently was able to...

A New Threat In Fight Against Overdoses: Elephant Sedative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed...

N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press Thursday that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a...

Lloyds cuts 3,000 jobs as Brexit fears take shape

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group says it is cutting 3,000 more jobs and closing an additional 200 branches as it adjusts to changing consumer behavior and the uncertainty created by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The announcement Thursday comes...