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French taxis strike after weeks of rising tension over Uber

AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu PARIS (AP) — French taxis went on a nationwide strike Wednesday, snarling traffic in major cities after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. Travelers hoping to catch a flight walked alongside the highway, rolling their bags...

China workers contracted by Uniqlo strike over plant closure

BEIJING (AP) — More than 300 Chinese workers at a garment factory that supplies international brands such as Uniqlo have been protesting for about two weeks what they say is a unilateral decision by the management to close down. The strike is one of more than 1,000...

News crew preparing for segment saves overdose victim’s life

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police are crediting a Pittsburgh TV news crew with saving the life of an overdose victim by calling 911 and performing CPR on him before emergency responders could arrive. WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/1QRyJwK ) says photographer Dave Clark was getting...
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US Capitol’s Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

AP Photo/Susan Walsh WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary...

Ryanair plane makes emergency landing in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw firefighters say that a Ryanair plane carrying 160 passengers from Oslo, Norway, to Warsaw’s Modlin Airport made an emergency landing there because there was a suspicion of explosives on the aircraft. Spokesman Pawel Pomorski said Thursday...

Conservationists say China holds key to saving elephants

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Conservationists say it’s a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants: a pledge by a Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country whose vast consumer market drives elephant poaching across Africa. Now,...

Massachusetts State trooper meets colleague who saved him

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A veteran Massachusetts State Police trooper has been reunited with the baby whose life he saved more than three decades ago and who is now a state trooper himself. Sixty-three-year-old Al Balestra on Tuesday met 32-year-old Philip...

Military plane crashes in southern Arizona, sparks fire

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — Military officials confirm a single F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft crashed Wednesday night about 5 miles east of Douglas Municipal Airport. The pilot with the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard was the only person on board during the night training...
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Okafor, others get their answers Thursday in NBA draft

AP Photo/Jim Mone NEW YORK (AP) — Jahlil Okafor’s wait is almost over. The NBA draft is Thursday night, and the Duke big man will be one of the top picks. He said Wednesday he wished he already knew his destination. “I’d be able to sleep better at night if...
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In Tech: Microsoft Office, Foursquare mayors, Amazon Echo

AP Photo/Uncredited Android phone owners can now use an updated version of Microsoft’s Office tools for writing, spreadsheets and slideshows. The new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps are designed to provide more functions on small touchscreens. Microsoft released them for...