New studies point out dangers of ‘talking’ to car

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. The systems let...

German train drivers kick off strike campaign

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a nine-hour strike Tuesday night, starting a campaign of walkouts after members voted for strikes in a pay dispute. The GDL union set the strike at national railway Deutsche Bahn for 9 p.m....

German industrial production down 4 pct in August

BERLIN (AP) — Government figures show that industrial production in Germany dropped by a bigger-than-expected 4 percent in August, the second disappointing set of data this week from Europe’s biggest economy. The Economy Ministry said Tuesday that the sharp...
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FBI probed threats against late NFL team owner

FILE – In this May 25, 2005 file photo, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers team owner and owner of Manchester United Malcolm Glazer smiles at the announcement of Tampa Bay being awarded the 2009 Super Bowl, during the NFL’s Spring Meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in...
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NBA extends television deals with ESPN and TNT

ESPN President John Skipper, right, shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, second right, as David Levy, left, President of Turner Broadcasting System, and Ted Leonsis, second left, owner of the Washington Wizards, applaud after a deal was announced between the league and...
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Wilson runs, throws Seahawks past Redskins, 27-17

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) escapes the grasp of Washington Redskins strong safety Bashaud Breeland (26) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3)...
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Scrutiny after beatings at 49ers, Angels games

FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, fans enter Angel Stadium of Anaheim before Game 2 of baseball’s AL Division Series between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim, Calif. In Southern California, police are looking Monday, Oct,. 6 for...
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New Mexico debate in Spanish part of growing trend

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, left, and Democratic challenger Gary King prepare for a KLUZ-TV Univision Nuevo Mexico-sponsored debate in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The candidates squared off in the Spanish-language debate aimed at the state’s Hispanic...
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Same-sex marriages begin in the South

Nicole Pries, left, and Lindsey Oliver hold up their marriage license as they celebrate being one of the first same-sex couples in Virginia to be married outside a Richmond court building in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Supreme Court’s order turning way appeals...
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US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP...