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NEC Corp.'s machine with propellers hovers at the company's facility in Abiko near Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The Japanese electronics maker showed a "flying car," a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 05, 2019 - 12:48 am
ABIKO, Japan (AP) — Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a "flying car," a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test flight reaching 3 meters (10 feet) high was held in a gigantic cage, as a safety precaution, at an NEC...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 04, 2019 - 11:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell for a third day Monday after China allowed its yuan to sink to its lowest level this year following President Donald Trump's latest tariff threat. The main indexes in Tokyo and Hong Kong both fell 2.4% while Shanghai, South Korea and Australia also retreated...
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French inventor Franky Zapata lands near St. Margaret's beach, Dover after crossing the Channel on a flying board Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 3:57 am
SANGATTE, France (AP) — Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a French inventor flying over the English Channel on his hoverboard. Looking like a superhero, Franky Zapata successfully completed the famed 35-kilometer (22-mile) journey in just 22 minutes Sunday morning, reaching speeds of up to 177...
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August 03, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, says its second-quarter profit rose 17% as its gains from its investments rose. Berkshire owns several companies, including battery maker Duracell and underwear seller Fruit of the Loom. It also has major...
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August 03, 2019 - 7:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say a truck carrying crates of beer lost part of its load, spilling about 10,000 bottles onto a road in the southwest of the country. Mannheim police said Saturday that volunteer firefighters from two nearby towns and a local civil defense team took part in the...
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Dozens of environmentalists block the main entrance of the coal-fired power plant in Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 3, 2019. People are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 protesters have been staging the blockade since in the early hours of Saturday. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 6:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city of Mannheim in protest over the burning of fossil fuels. Mannheim police said about 40-50 climate activists have been staging the protest since the early hours of Saturday. Police...
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August 03, 2019 - 5:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport has cancelled 172 flights Monday and Tuesday amid strike plans by thousands of workers. Members of the Unite union overwhelmingly rejected the airports 7.3% pay increase offer. The airport says it has asked airlines to consolidate flights and re-book passengers on...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2018, file photo, the World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva speaks at the World Bank/IMF annual spring meeting in Washington. European governments have decided to put forward Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
August 02, 2019 - 5:48 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments have decided to put forward World Bank official Kristalina Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. Georgieva prevailed in a vote Friday among EU governments...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, JUUL Labs co-founder and Chief Product Officer James Monsees testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — E-cigarette giant Juul Labs gave nearly $100,000 to members of Congress during the first half of 2019 as the company faced the bulk of the blame for a surge of underage vaping and calls for tighter government regulation of the industry. The donations from Juul's political action...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo a worker stands near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliner being built for American Airlines prior to a test flight in Renton, Wash. Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in June with the grounded jet, two people briefed on the matter said Friday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 02, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Boeing is working on new software for the 737 Max that will use a second flight control computer to make the system more reliable, solving a problem that surfaced in June with the grounded jet, two people briefed on the matter said Friday. When finished, the new software will give Boeing a complete...
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