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GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

Oct. 3, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation. Japan's Honda Motor Co. will invest $2.75 billion in the autonomous vehicle unit run by General Motors Co., called GM Cruise, which is...

Cruise ship moors in Rotterdam with dozens of ill passengers

Sep. 20, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of cruise ship passengers who fell ill during their voyage were temporarily held on board Thursday after the liner moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. The sickened passengers were on board the AIDAperla. The ship's German operator Aida Cruises said in a...

Tiny Alaska village experiences boom in polar bear tourism

Sep. 5, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Alaska Native village has experienced a boom in tourism in recent years as polar bears spend more time on land than on diminishing Arctic sea ice. More than 2,000 people visited the northern Alaska village of Kaktovik on the Beaufort Sea last year to see polar bears in the...

Hoover Dam to cut back on tours during renovations

Aug. 30, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say there will be fewer Hoover Dam tours starting next month as work begins on renovations to the visitor center and guest elevators at the iconic structure. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the dam, announced Tuesday that the construction will begin Oct. 1 and...

US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

Aug. 30, 2018 2:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her event organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received on Wednesday a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning...

UK tour operator moves guests out of Egyptian hotel

Aug. 24, 2018 5:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tour operator Thomas Cook says it will move all of its customers out of a hotel at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada after a couple who were staying there died under mysterious circumstances. The move came after John and Susan Cooper, from Burnley in northern England, died while staying...