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Macron to get hybrid car as France steps up climate fight

February 12, 2020

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government announced a raft of plans Wednesday to curb its carbon emissions, including getting a new hybrid-engine armored car for the French leader.Other new steps include an annual bonus of 200 euros ($220) for civil servants who switch to bicycles ...

Thai army chief: Gunman wasn’t treated fairly in land deal

BUSABA SIVASOMBOON and TASSANEE VEJPONGSA

February 11, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's army commander said Tuesday the soldier who killed 29 people in a shooting rampage had not been treated fairly in a land deal involving his commander and such arrangements would have to be halted.The gunman killed his superior officer and the officer's mother-in-law, stol...

Utah sends employees to Mexico for lower prescription prices

LINDSAY WHITEHURST

February 9, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ann Lovell had never owned a passport before last year. Now, the 62-year-old teacher is a frequent flier, traveling every few months to Tijuana, Mexico, to buy medication for rheumatoid arthritis — with tickets paid for by the state of Utah’s public insurer.Lovell is one of about ...