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UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

UK round-the-world sailor being rescued after losing mast

LONDON — A British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm in Southern Ocean.

It's now or never pedestrians: German town has Elvis lights

BERLIN — Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a U.S. soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon.
Survey: US services firms grew in November

Survey: US services firms grew in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. services firms grew at a slightly stronger pace in November, a sign that the recent stock market sell-offs have yet to dampen enthusiasm among consumers.
Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

WASHINGTON — Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in a decade. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.
Survey: US businesses added a solid 179,000 jobs last month

Survey: US businesses added a solid 179,000 jobs last month

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses hired new workers at a solid pace in November, adding 179,000 jobs, according to a private survey. The report comes as other data also suggest the U.S.
US productivity up 2.3% in third quarter

US productivity up 2.3% in third quarter

WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the July-September quarter, slower than the previous quarter but still an improvement over the weak annual gains of the past decade.
Correction: Marijuana-Michigan-News Guide story

Correction: Marijuana-Michigan-News Guide story

DETROIT — In a story Dec. 2 about Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of states that have done so. Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana, not 11.
State TV says suicide car bombing kills 2 in southeast Iran

State TV says suicide car bombing kills 2 in southeast Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A suicide car bomber struck a police headquarters in the Iranian port city of Chabahar on Thursday, killing at least two policemen and wounding 42 people, state TV reported.

Princeton group cuts 'Mermaid' song over 'toxic masculinity'

PRINCETON, N.J. — An all-male a cappella group at Princeton University has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote "toxic masculinity.
Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event

Viola Davis says 'stop taming us' at Hollywood event

LOS ANGELES — Actress and producer Viola Davis gave a rousing speech about leadership and authenticity to a well-heeled crowd of Hollywood power players Wednesday morning at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast.