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    DETROIT (AP) — Car shopping isn’t just about kicking the tires anymore. It’s also about testing the technology.

  • US musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery

    TULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they’ve given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones.

  • Tulsa’s former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They’re the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history.

  • Gazans excited over territory’s new indoor mall

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a welcome sign of normalcy, a new Western-style indoor shopping mall — complete with an international retail chain, three-story bookstore and bustling food court — has opened in the Gaza Strip.

  • 4 US tourists, pilot killed in Australian light plane crash

    DALLAS (AP) — A pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday.