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Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon, dies at 91 in Turin

Feb. 23, 2019 2:51 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance and beauty, died Saturday at her family home in Turin, in Italy's northern Piedmont region, at age 91. Her death was reported by Italian state TV and the Juventus soccer team, which is part of the Agnelli...

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Feb. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other." Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

Florida man sues hair dye maker after being scarred

Feb. 22, 2019 5:30 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is suing a consumer products company after he says he suffered permanent scarring and discoloration on his face from using a men's hair dye. David Collier's lawsuit says the company Combe didn't properly warn consumers that they could have allergic reactions to its Just...

Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

Feb. 22, 2019 4:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way to transportation of the future: an electric car with a gas-engine backup that could travel anywhere. At Detroit's...

GM extends life of its only Detroit factory until early 2020

Feb. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is extending the life of its only Detroit factory until early next year. The plant on the border of Detroit and the hamlet of Hamtramck was to stop making vehicles as of June 1. But the company now says production of the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 will continue into...

Volkswagen CEO expects stiffer headwinds after 'decent' 2018

Feb. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it increased operating earnings and sales last year despite troubles getting vehicles certified under new European emissions tests. The company said Friday that operating earnings before one-time factors rose to 17.1 billion euros in 2018 from 17.0 billion in 2017....

German police say dead cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Feb. 22, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow. In a statement, police said the cow was "killed according to regulations" early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing....

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

Feb. 22, 2019 10:53 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are...

Police: 5 children die of food poisoning in Pakistan

Feb. 22, 2019 9:59 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say five children have died of suspected food poisoning after their family had dinner at a restaurant in the country's south. Police official Ameer Shaikh said on Friday that the family of eight, from the southwestern city of Quetta, arrived in the port city of...