In other news, police killed the man suspected of shooting four police officers over the weekend, and the chief executive of General Motors was forced out Tuesday by the board of directors.
General Motors announced Monday that it will begin repaying $6.7 billion in government loans before the end of the year and could pay back the full amount as early as next year, five years ahead of schedule.
In a surprise reversal that has left politicians across Germany fuming, General Motors' board has voted to abandon a deal to sell its European operations to car-parts supplier Magna International Inc. and Russian bank Sberbank.
By Online DA
In other news, the U.S. military announced that three more American soldiers were killed since Saturday in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of American deaths there in the month of August to 18.
After the announcement that General Motors Corp. had completed its 40-day stay under bankruptcy protection, CEO Fritz Henderson speaks to Judy Woodruff about the company's goals for remaking the struggling auto maker.
By PBS NewsHour
General Motors Corp. CEO Fritz Henderson announced Friday that the company emerged from bankruptcy and now begins the task of remaking the struggling American carmaker that was once the world's largest and most powerful.
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