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Government selling last stake in Ally Financial The government is selling the last of its shares in Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of General Motors that was bailed out during the financial crisis. Detroit-based Ally says the Treasury ...
Police sketch of meteorologist shooting suspect released TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect in the shooting a Central Texas television meteorologist outside the studio where the weatherman worked.
The Interview jeopardizes overseas movie villains LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the dramatic cancellation of The Interview, an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction.
UN assembly votes to refer North Korea to ICC UNGA urges Security Council to also consider sanctions against Pyongyang over alleged crimes against humanity.
Day care owner pleads in boys death in murky pool PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia day care owner has pleaded guilty in the drowning of a boy who attended her unlicensed center.
Ubers fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber against the California Public Utilities Commission. ...
Phoenix police chief fired after union strife PHOENIX (AP) — Embattled Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia has been fired, just hours after he held a news conference to request a two-year contract from the city to silence his critics.
China oil giant probes worthless deals in Indonesia By Charlie Zhu and David Lague HONG KONG (Reuters) - It is particularly difficult to monitor smaller offshore investments in high risk oil and gas exploration, say current and former officials at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Deals where managers engineer kickbacks can be disguised as misjudgements or blamed on faulty data, they say. Alongside the investigation into the Limau deal, CNPC officials are also probing two other suspect oil deals in Indonesia in which the group paid a combined $350 million (£223 million). ...
Balance test may show stroke risk Balancing on one leg may indicate if a person is at risk of stroke or dementia, a study has found.
Sidekick Nick quits The Apprentice Lord Sugars sidekick Nick Hewer is to leave BBC1 hit series The Apprentice after a decade.
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