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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, left, and Panasonic Corporation President Kazuhiro Tsuga, right, pose for photographers after a joint press conference in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. said in a joint statement Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

- Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming.

Pelosi 'playing chess on 3 boards' with health care

- Associated Press

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings.

A health worker feeds a boy suspected of having the Ebola virus at treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo on Sept. 9, 2018. Responders are seeing "sporadic" cases of Ebola in four cities. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Congo struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

- The Washington Times

Ebola infections have slowed inside the initial center of the Democratic Republic of Congo's outbreak, but the disease is marching south toward major cites, opening a critical new stage in the epidemic that's already the second worst on record.

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

- Associated Press

Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots.

North Dakota's GOP-led Legislature mulls abortion bills

- Associated Press

North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature reopened the abortion debate Monday following a six-year pause despite critics saying the state is setting itself up for another round of expensive legal fights over legislation they describe as misleading and unconstitutional.