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Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

U.S. Rejects Ford, Mazda Requests to Avoid Takata Recalls

By Tom Krisher | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
The U.S. government's highway safety agency has rejected a request from Ford and Mazda to avoid recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

By Hope Yen | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

By Jocelyn Noveck | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

By Steve Peoples | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding.

Can COVID-19 Vaccines be Mixed and Matched?

Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Worried that your second vaccine dose may not be available? Experts weigh in on the efficacy of mixing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Biden Puts Forth Virus Strategy, Requires Mask Use to Travel

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Thursday Jan 21, 2021
As the U.S. enters "what may well be the toughest and deadliest period of the virus," President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy.

N. Carolina Cities OK Ban on Hairstyle Discrimination

Thursday Jan 21, 2021
Two city councils in North Carolina have unanimously passed ordinances protecting against discrimination for wearing hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros.

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

By David Koenig | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

By Leanne Italie | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Watch: With Passion and Fashion, Lady Gaga Delivers Powerful Anthem

By Jocelyn Noveck | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem Wednesday in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

GM Teams Up with Microsoft on Driverless Cars

By Matt Ott | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.

Thomas to Go On Training Program After Anti-Gay Slur

By Steve Douglas | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Justin Thomas intends to go through an individual training program to "become a better person" after he was picked up uttering a homophobic slur under his breath when he missed a putt at a tournament in Hawaii this month.

No-Go for Joe Exotic: Trump Pardon List Omits 'Tiger King'

Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
One name missing in President Donald Trump's flurry of pardons is "Tiger King" Joe Exotic.

Music Stars Slam UK's 'Shameful' Failure on EU Touring Rules

By Jill Lawless | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
Dozens of U.K. music stars including Elton John, Ed Sheeran and conductor Simon Rattle say musicians have been "shamefully failed" by the British government, which has left them facing post-Brexit restrictions on touring in the European Union.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Loses 2nd Bid for Early Prison Release

By Michael Rubinkam | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
A federal judge has rejected convicted pharmaceutical executive's Martin Shkreli's second request to be let out of prison early, showing skepticism about his claim in court papers that mental health issues have weakened his immune system.

File Details Investigation into John Mulaney 'SNL' Monologue

By James Laporta | Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
The U.S. Secret Service opened an investigation into comedian John Mulaney over jokes believed to be made about President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" last year, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.

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