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2015 market winners, losers: Tech soars, old guard stumbles

NEW YORK (AP) — In a flat year overall for stocks, there was still plenty of excitement to be enjoyed — or endured — by 2015's biggest winners and losers.<p>It was a year to make old guard companies shudder.<p>New media companies like Netflix, which rose 142 percent to notch the biggest gain in the S&P …

Stock Markets

German firemen found guilty of deliberately starting fires to show off skills

The four men were caught after suspicion was raised when they always arrived quickly on the scene after the fires started<p>Four firemen have been found guilty of deliberately starting fires in Germany.<p>The four men, who have not been named under German privacy laws, wanted to show off their …

Crime

The mind-blowing turnaround in Donald Trump's poll numbers explains why he's blowing everyone out of the water

On Wednesday, a CNN/ORC poll found him with his largest lead yet: a 21-point advantage over US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been surging lately. Trump was up three points from CNN's last survey in November.<p>It's all part of an astounding and continued rise that has turned a candidate whose …

Republicans

Apple might have accquired GPS company Coherent Navigation to bolster Maps accuracy (Update: Apple confirms)

<b>Update:</b> Apple confirmed the acquisition.<p>Apple, which has already acquired a variety of companies to help its Maps team, appears to have recently purchased San Francisco-based GPS company Coherent Navigation. The company was founded in 2008 by a pair of engineers from Stanford and Cornell. While …

Greece must choose between 2 catastrophes

The Greek finance minister says his country would be better off if it was still using the drachma. Deep down, he says, all 18 countries using the single currency wish that the idea had been strangled at birth but understand that once you are in you don't get out without a catastrophe.<p>All of that is …

Europe
Special Forces

Hundreds of migrants' bodies will be left in the sea after Mediterranean shipwreck

Charities have reacted angrily to Sicily's decision to leave the bodies because prosecutors say it is not "useful" to the investigation to take them out<p>Charities have criticised the "extraordinary" decision by Sicilian authorities to abandon up to 750 migrant victims of a <b>Mediterranean shipwreck at</b> …

Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

3D Printing