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BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer gets out of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car during its world premiere at the first press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Automakers bet on alternative-fuel cars for future

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Judging by the slew of electric and hybrid vehicles being rolled out at the Frankfurt Auto Show, it might seem carmakers are tapping a large and eager market. But in fact […]

09/11/2013

Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5C in Cupertino, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple introduces 2 new iPhone models

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s latest iPhones will come in a bevy of colors and two distinct designs, a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” […]

09/10/2013

This screen grab made from Yahoo Inc.'s Tumblr page shows the company's new logo in a post published on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Yahoo Inc.)

Yahoo unveils new logo

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since shortly after the Internet company’s founding 18 years ago. The new look unveiled late Wednesday is part of a makeover that […]

09/05/2013

A computer user sits near displays with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the internet at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China silencing famous Chinese bloggers

BEIJING (AP) — Bestselling Chinese author Murong Xuecun had nearly 4 million followers on his Twitter-like microblog. One day in May his account disappeared. So did his profiles on several other social media sites. No […]

08/19/2013

In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, a child demonstrates how raw shrimp and an egg are fried in a pan on a manhole cover on a hot summer day in Jinan in east China's Shandong province. (AP Photo)

Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s been so hot in China that folks are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself. The heat wave […]

08/01/2013

In this photo provided by BMW, the new four-seat electric BMW i3 is shown, Sunday, July 28, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Tom Kirkpatrick,BMW)

BMW pulls wraps off i3 electric car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials to keep the weight down and improve driving performance. CEO Norbert Reithofer stressed […]

07/30/2013

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Jianli)

Airport blast leads China to reflect on injustice

BEIJING (AP) — For eight years, motorcycle taxi driver Ji Zhongxing sought justice for what he said was a beating by city guards that left him paralyzed. It was his frustration, his brother said, that […]

07/22/2013

Map locates earthquake that struck Dingxi, China. (AP Photo)

Death toll in northwest China quake rises to 89

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China. Another five people […]

07/22/2013

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers clear the debris of a damaged house in quake-hit Majiagou Village of Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province, Monday, July 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Xinhua, Guo Gang)

Quake in arid northwest China kills at least 75

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake that shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more […]

07/22/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Strong, shallow earthquake hits western China

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit a moderately populated western province in China. No information on damage was immediately available. The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the quake struck at 7:34 a.m. Monday […]

07/21/2013

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Jianli)

Bomb detonated at Beijing airport; 1 injured

BEIJING (AP) — A man in a wheelchair who was airing grievances set off a homemade bomb in a crowded terminal at Beijing’s main airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese […]

07/20/2013

This photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 shows twin panda cubs born Monday to the zoo's resident giant panda Lun Lun, the first twin pandas born in the United States since 1987, zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines announced. (AP Photo/Zoo Atlanta, Adam K. Thompson)

Newborn pandas split time between mom, zoo nursery

ATLANTA (AP) — Two giant panda cubs are being rotated between their mother and an incubator to ensure the newborn twins are properly fed and receive equal doses of maternal nurturing, officials at an Atlanta […]

07/16/2013

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