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Troubled Chinese developer told to demolish resort

Jan. 04, 2022 10:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A troubled Chinese real estate developer that is struggling with $310 billion in debt announced Tuesday it has been ordered to demolish a 39-building resort complex in a new blow to its finances. Evergrande Group gave no explanation, but news reports said the...

Google smart-city spinoff folding over founder's health

Dec. 16, 2021 16:58 PM EST

Google parent company Alphabet is folding one of its subsidiaries back into Google as the startup's founder steps down to confront a neurological disease. Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff said Thursday he's leaving the company focused on urban planning technology because he “very...

Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

Nov. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it to crash: The statue has been removed a week after it was installed. Sao Paulo's stock exchange had hoped to...

America is about to find where its once-a-decade heart is

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

America is about to find out where its heart is. The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday is announcing where the new population center of the U.S. is located, an event that take places every 10 years after the once-a-decade census shows where people are living. The center of...

Lawsuit: Anti-Muslim prejudice prompted city to block mosque

Nov. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a northern Mississippi city were motivated by anti-Muslim prejudice when they rejected a zoning request for what would be the first mosque in the area, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. American Civil Liberties Union of...

Chargers announce plans to build new complex in El Segundo

Nov. 01, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Chargers have announced plans to build new team headquarters and a training facility in El Segundo. The team said on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Continental Development Corporation and Mar Ventures, Inc. to construct the complex on a...