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Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight _ someday

Jun. 20, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale remains decades away. That's despite growing pressure from regulators and from a blossoming...

US without Ertz against Sweden because of hip contusion

Jun. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Julie Ertz was not in the lineup for the U.S. national team's match against Sweden on Thursday night because of a hip contusion. The defensive midfielder started and scored her first World Cup goal in the team's 3-0 victory over Chile on Sunday. U.S. Soccer did not reveal how or...

Sheer spectacle: Paris is the real star of menswear shows

Jun. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French capital, in all its splendor and architectural beauty, was the star of Paris Fashion Week Thursday as houses put on elaborate outdoor displays in some of the city's most iconic squares. Louis Vuitton used the Place Dauphine by the Pont Neuf bridge to showcase its blooming...

Vettel not feeling pressure despite 15 races without a win

Jun. 20, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Despite 15 Formula One races without a win, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is not burdened by his lack of form heading into this weekend's French Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver, whose last of four world titles came in 2013, already trails championship leader...

Waymo teams up with Renault, Nissan on robotaxis outside US

Jun. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan. The partnership announced late Wednesday underscores Waymo's ambition to...

The Latest: Tusk 'more cautious than optimistic' at summit

Jun. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the EU summit on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs (all times local): 4:05 p.m. European Council president Donald Tusk says he is "more cautious than optimistic" ahead of the latest gathering of European leaders in Brussels. The bloc's leaders are holding a two-day summit...

The race is on: Candidates vie for top EU jobs

Jun. 20, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders on Thursday are seeking to fill up to five key jobs supervising the 28-nation bloc's policies that will be vacated in coming months. They include the post of Council President, held by Donald Tusk; president of the powerful executive Commission, now led by Jean-Claude Juncker;...

Boeing eyes more 737 Max sales after post-crash drought

Jun. 20, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Boeing's post-crash business slump may be coming to an end. The plane maker said Thursday that it's in negotiations with several customers interested in buying the 737 Max jet, as it tries to rebuild trust in the plane and its own reputation after two Max crashes that killed 346 people. But...

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

Jun. 20, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession at a...

Press isn't dwelling on past miss against Sweden

Jun. 19, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christen Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for the American forward. "I think when I look back on my career, all the moments that I'm most proud of have...