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Global stocks sink ahead of US tariff deadline

Dec. 10, 2019 8:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets around the world fell sharply Tuesday as nervous investors watched a rapidly approaching deadline for more U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Markets also have their eyes on American and European interest rate decisions coming this week and the outcome of Britain's general...

24 states asking for better online protections for children

Dec. 10, 2019 6:55 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two dozen state attorneys general are asking a federal agency to implement better online protections for children. The bipartisan coalition submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Monday asking the agency to strengthen the rules surrounding the collection of personal...

Food delivery service Just Eat rejects new takeover offer

Dec. 10, 2019 6:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Food delivery company Just Eat rejected a sweetened takeover bid from investment firm Prosus on Tuesday, saying that the 5 billion pound ($6.6 billion) offer still “significantly undervalues” the company. Prosus N.V., which is owned by the wealthy South African investment group...

China's electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

Dec. 10, 2019 6:05 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China the biggest market for the technology. The 27-year-old employee of a beverage distributor picked a...

Tennessee Board of Regents to discuss budgets, new programs

Dec. 10, 2019 4:23 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Budget revisions and new student training programs are on the agenda for the next Tennessee Board of Regents meeting. The board that governs Tennessee’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology is scheduled to have its next quarterly meeting Thursday at its...

Mississippi city works to resolve Thanksgiving cyber attack

Dec. 10, 2019 3:39 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Officials in one Mississippi city have confirmed the local government fell victim to a cyber attack on Thanksgiving. Computer systems in the city of Pascagoula are almost all up and running again after they were infected with malware from a third-party contractor connected to city...

South Korea says North's recent test was of rocket engine

Dec. 10, 2019 2:41 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's defense minister said Tuesday that North Korea's recent unspecified test at a rocket liftoff site was of a rocket engine, amid speculation the North was making preliminary steps toward a prohibited long-range rocket launch. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said...

iGym levels playing field for disabled, able-bodied children

Dec. 10, 2019 12:19 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — One Kreps brother uses a wheelchair and the other doesn't, yet they are able to play sports together on a level playing field thanks to an augmented reality system developed at the University of Michigan. The technology, called iGYM, allows people with mobility disabilities and...

University of New Mexico hosts student chat with astronauts

Dec. 10, 2019 12:15 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is hosting a live chat with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The school says hundreds of students grades kindergarten through high school are expected to pack UNM's Student Union Building in Albuquerque for Tuesday's event. Officials...

George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94

Dec. 9, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, has died. He was 94. A funeral was held on Monday for Laurer, who died Thursday at his home in Wendell, North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Sean Bannon...