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  • Business

    To get a ride, Uber says take a walk

    DETROIT (AP) The latest variation of an Uber ride will require a short walk.In eight U.S. cities, the ride-hailing company is rolling out a service called "Express Pool," which links riders in the same area who want to travel to similar...

    By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer|

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    Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

    DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women.Ussery was...


  • Business

    Facebook forges ahead with kids app despite expert criticism

    NEW YORK (AP) Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook's financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.Messenger...

    By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer|

  • Business

    Stars of the Olympics are changing the sponsorship game

    NEW YORK (AP) A gold medal used to be the golden ticket for lucrative endorsements think Mary Lou Retton on a Wheaties box. But in the age of social media, athletes are making a name for themselves well ahead of time.Even more so than in Rio...

    By Mae Anderson, Associated Press|

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    Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned.A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old...


  • Business

    Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys

    NEW YORK (AP) Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations.Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air.Rival...

    By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer|

  • Business

    Cold snap brings freeze, frost warnings to California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Temperatures plunged throughout California early Tuesday, triggering freeze warnings in agricultural areas and finally bringing a wintry chill to a season more notable for unusual warmth and lack of storms.The very cold air...

    By John Antczak And Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press|

  • News

    Teen convicted in brother's slaying after fight over candy

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) An Ohio teenager charged as an adult for the killing of his younger brother after an argument over Halloween candy has been convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.Court records show Nicholas...


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    Coldilocks, the oldest captive polar bear in the US, dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The oldest captive polar bear in the U.S. has died.The Philadelphia Zoo on Tuesday said that the 37-year-old Coldilocks has been euthanized following a serious decline in her health.The zoo said Coldilocks had a variety of age...


  • Health

    Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

    CHICAGO (AP) A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.Previous research suggested that insulin levels or certain genes could...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

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