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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China rights issues

Airbnb Inc. is being asked to drop its sponsorship connections to next year’s Beijing’s Winter Olympics by a coalition of 150 human-rights campaigners. The coalition is headed by gr...

Auto industry braces for more chip shortages after fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A fire at a plant owned by Japanese chipmaker Renesas could deepen the ongoing global semiconductor shortage that has especially hampered automobile production. The c...

Asian trading mixed after Fed ends emergency measures

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Monday as sentiment was shaken by the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement that it would end some emergency measures put in place last year to help the financial in...

Allgaier holds off Truex to win Atlanta Xfinity race

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Justin Allgaier snatched the lead after Martin Truex Jr. made a mistake on pit road, and then held off his furious charge at the end to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Atlant...

Kyle Busch cruises to another NASCAR Trucks win in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kyle Busch raced to his 60th NASCAR Trucks Series victory with a dominating performance Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch pulled way over...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, March 19, the 78th day of 2021. There are 287 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1...

Chip shortage forces Ford to build trucks without computers

DETROIT (AP) — A global semiconductor shortage and a February winter storm have combined to force Ford to build F-150 pickup trucks without some computers. The company says the pick...

Japan raises tariffs on US beef after hitting import limit

TOKYO (AP) — Imported American beef in Japan has proved so popular it's topped the annual limits called “safeguards,” and the U.S. Meat Export Federation on Thursday urged Tokyo to raise the threshold...

Hawks beat Rockets 119-107; Houston drops 17th straight

HOUSTON (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Houston Rockets 119-107 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win. At...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay: Masks, quiet cheering and caution

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers plan to exercise extreme caution when the Olympic torch relay starts next week, knowing any stumble could imperil the the opening of the Tokyo Games in just over four months. ...

Volkswagen plans six battery factories to ramp up electrics

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen plans six large battery factories in Europe by 2030 to power sales of more electric cars while driving down battery prices and making electric vehicles more afford...

Martin Truex Jr. wins NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. pulled away in the final laps Sunday at Phoenix Raceway for his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and 28th overall. Truex beat the...

Cindric holds on in final restart, wins again at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Austin Cindric used a dominant performance and a good restart with two laps left Saturday for his second straight victory at Phoenix Raceway. Cindric won again...

Auto industry urges emissions deal weaker than Obama's

WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of automakers has told the Biden administration it would agree to raise mileage standards to reduce tailpipe emissions but with tradeoffs and at rates lower than those br...

Ty Gibbs heads to desert seeking another surprise NASCAR win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Gibbs understands why some struggle to grasp how an 18-year-old without a single minute of experience at NASCAR's national level just won his very first race. ...