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  • PHOENIX— The Associated Press has named Anna Johnson as regional news director for the U.S. The appointment was announced Monday by Brian Carovillano, AP's vice president for U.S. News. She has extensive experience as an AP reporter, editor and newsroom leader in the United States and in the Middle East.

  • Inventory logs obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show the state received supplies three times in September and October for the first drug used in the process, a sedative called midazolam, which has been at the center of several lawsuits over lethal injection. A spokeswoman for the Ohio prisons agency declined to comment.

  • DETROIT— Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later this month. In a speech at the Detroit auto show Sunday, CEO John Krafcik revealed that Waymo built the sensors, radar and software for the new minivans itself. The rooftop lidar— which uses lasers to give the car a...

  • DETROIT, Jan 8- Google unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable. The announcement came from John Krafcik, head of Google's Waymo unit, whose search for partners to develop and install the company's autonomous driving...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. Uber announced the new website Sunday, on the eve of a transportation-planning conference in Washington. The website will start with private tests covering the Washington, Sydney and Manila,...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 30- U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on a shortage caused by the Asian country's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu. The two sides are negotiating over terms of potential shipments after South Korea lifted a ban on imports of U.S. table eggs that it imposed...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 30- U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on a shortage caused by the Asian country's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu. South Korea banned imports of U.S. table eggs last year after the United States grappled with its own bout of bird flu. The United States could...

  • Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the town hall presidential debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

    Mostly Democratic lawmakers want their states to join a 10-year-old movement to work around the Electoral College.

  • *Fred's higher after Alden Global Capital reports stake. Dec 23- Wall Street ended the week on a positive note on Friday as investors doubled down on a rally fueled by optimism that President-elect Donald Trump's policies will boost economic growth. We can do it, but it's going to take a catalyst to move investors, "said Jeff Kravetz, a Phoenix- based regional...

  • *Wall Street stocks little moved in thin trading. *Wall Street stocks rise for the week, Dow still below 20,000. NEW YORK, Dec 23- Key stock indexes around the world were little changed on Friday, as were the U.S. dollar and U.S.

  • *Fred's higher after Alden Global Capital reports stake. Dec 23- Wall Street was flat on Friday as investors refrained from making big bets ahead of the holiday season, but the three major indexes were still on track to post weekly gains. We can do it, but it's going to take a catalyst to move investors, "said Jeff Kravetz, a Phoenix- based regional investment director of...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 22- Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday removed its self-driving test cars from California and put them on trucks bound for Arizona, shuttering the autonomous vehicle project in its home state after a week-long battle with regulators. Arizona, however, does not require any special permits for self-driving cars, according to the state...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 22- Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday removed its self-driving test cars from California and put them on trucks bound for Arizona, shuttering the autonomous vehicle project in its home state after a week-long battle with regulators. "Our cars departed for Arizona this morning by truck," an Uber spokeswoman said in a written statement.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 22- Uber said on Thursday its self-driving test cars had left California to begin testing in Arizona, after California revoked the registration of the cars, which it said lacked the proper permits. "Our cars departed for Arizona this morning by truck," said an Uber spokesperson. San Francisco was to be Uber's second testing ground for its...

  • Uber sends self-driving cars from CA to AZ

    Uber's self-driving cars depart for Arizona due to a regulation dispute in California. CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- Private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC said on Wednesday it would acquire a significant minority stake in Kendra Scott Design Inc, in a deal that sources said values the Austin, Texas- based jewelry company at more than $1 billion. Scott's jewelry, much of which is priced under $100, has been worn by celebrities such as Sofia Vergara and Mindy...

  • DETROIT, Dec 15- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday the automaker will expand testing of self-driving vehicles to Michigan, and will build its next generation of self-driving cars in the Michigan plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. "I don't think anyone benefits from speculating on that," Barra told reporters at the...

  • DETROIT, Dec 15- General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday the automaker will expand testing of self-driving vehicles to Michigan, and will build its next generation of self-driving cars in the Michigan plant that builds the Chevrolet Bolt electric car. GM has been accelerating its efforts to deploy self-driving cars, earlier this year...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- DeVry University has agreed to pay $100 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit accusing the for-profit school of misleading potential students with ads promoting job and salary success for graduates, the agency said on Thursday. Under the settlement, DeVry will forgive $50.6 million in debt owed by students for tuition...

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14- Three electric-car startups funded by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting will display vehicles at the giant CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas next month, and two former executives told Reuters that one of the companies plans to roll out a dozen models through 2026.. They described it as a large, luxury flagship sedan designed to sell for...