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AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced....



Netflix's shrinking DVD service faces uncertain future
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Originally cast in a starring role, Netflix's original DVD-by-mail service has been reduced to a bit player - one that may eventually get killed off as the company focuses on its booming video streaming service....



With job announcements, firms appear to seek Trump approval
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home....



Asian shares mixed, Japan's Nikkei gains on weaker yen
TOKYO (AP) -- Shares were meandering in sluggish trading in Asia on Thursday as investors awaited the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. Japan's benchmark rose after the dollar slipped against the yen....



For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?
BOSTON (AP) -- Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller....



Vegemite goes home: Oreo maker sells to Australia's Bega
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Vegemite, the salty, brown spread beloved in Australia, is going home, purchased by an Australian dairy company from the maker of Oreos....



Court denies a request to arrest Samsung's de facto head
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggernaut, in a setback to prosecutors investigating an influence-peddling scandal that toppled South Korea's president....



EU, UK take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech
LONDON (AP) -- European Union leaders on Wednesday punctured U.K. optimism about a smooth and mutually beneficial divorce between Britain and the EU, declaring that, no matter what British Prime Theresa May thinks, Britain can't dictate the terms of the separation....



In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements....



Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....