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Hong Kong police launch tear gas as protest turns violent

HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong’s protest movement took a violent turn Sunday as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were…

icon Posted: 21 July 2019 [09:02 PM]

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Sunday 07/21/2019
Heat, humidity continue grip on East Coast
icon Posted: 21 July 2019 [08:57 PM]

BOSTON (AP) - The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of heat and humidity in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck, Pennsylvania firefighters suffered from heat exhaustion and police departments from…

Friday 07/19/2019
Trump marks Apollo 11 anniversary by meeting its astronauts
icon Posted: 19 July 2019 [02:45 PM]

Nation WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts . Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins and the family…

US to send asylum seekers back to dangerous part of Mexico
icon Posted: 19 July 2019 [02:44 PM]

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. government on Friday expanded its policy requiring asylum seekers to wait outside the country to one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, where thousands of people are already camped, some for several months. The Department of…

Suspect in animation studio arson fire reportedly had grudge
icon Posted: 19 July 2019 [02:24 PM]

TOKYO (AP) - Police on Friday were investigating at the blackened, gutted building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people in a beloved animation studio, crushing the hearts of comic fans in…

Iran, US clash over claim that US downed Iranian drone
icon Posted: 19 July 2019 [02:18 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran and the United States emphatically disagreed Friday over Washington's claim that a U.S. warship downed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. American officials said they used electronic jamming to bring down the unmanned aircraft, while…

Thursday 07/18/2019
Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio
icon Posted: 18 July 2019 [07:01 PM]

TOKYO (AP) - A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an…

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on elements of budget
icon Posted: 18 July 2019 [06:59 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government’s borrowing cap and set a $1.3 trillion overall level for the agency budgets that…

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case
icon Posted: 18 July 2019 [06:59 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying he poses a danger to the public and might use his “great wealth and vast resources” to flee the country. Epstein,…

Wednesday 07/17/2019
Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens dies at age 99
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:19 PM]

and CONNIE CASS WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35…

Puerto Ricans protest, demanding governor resign
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:15 PM]

The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Karla Villalón has three elementary-age children and an 81-year-old grandmother. Her kids have been uprooted twice in two years when first one school, then another, was closed by budget…

Drug lord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:13 PM]

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his conviction for a massive…

Top diplomat: Iran must build missiles for defense
icon Posted: 17 July 2019 [07:12 PM]

The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes - comments that come after a remark by the top diplomat that seemed…

Tuesday 07/16/2019
Apollo 11's Collins returns to where moon flight began
icon Posted: 16 July 2019 [07:32 PM]

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time -…

Puerto Rico's governor caught up in scandal over online chat
icon Posted: 16 July 2019 [07:30 PM]

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s watch. Last week, two of his top former officials…

No criminal charges for NYC cop involved in chokehold death
icon Posted: 16 July 2019 [07:27 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man whose dying words - “I can’t breathe”…

Monday 07/15/2019
Ramains of hundreds dug up from mass grave in Syria
icon Posted: 15 July 2019 [08:03 PM]

BEIRUT (AP) - In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms, surgical masks and red hardhats toil under a scorching sun to dig up bodies from a large mass grave discovered…

Tariff war looks to be slowing Chinese economy
icon Posted: 15 July 2019 [07:59 PM]

BEIJING (AP) - China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington. The world’s second-largest economy…

Blood test for Alxheimer's disease nearing reality
icon Posted: 15 July 2019 [07:58 PM]

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal - a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a…

As Democrats condemn his tweets as racist, Trump digs in
icon Posted: 15 July 2019 [07:52 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - Injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the “broken and crime infested” countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women…

Sunday 07/14/2019
Poland's Kaczynski says party will have new leader
icon Posted: 14 July 2019 [08:56 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The leader of the right-wing party that has governed Poland since 2015 says he plans to step down at some point to make way for a new leader in 2023. Law and Justice leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski…

Hong Kong police fight with protesters
icon Posted: 14 July 2019 [08:54 PM]

HONG KONG (AP) - Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory’s chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police…

Calls for investigation after Manhattan goes dark
icon Posted: 14 July 2019 [08:53 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Edison engineers…

Trump to congresswomen of color: Go back to where you came from
icon Posted: 14 July 2019 [08:51 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday assailed a group of Democratic congresswomen of color as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came,” ignoring the fact that the women…

Friday 07/12/2019
Tropical Storm Barry threatens to flood New Orleans
icon Posted: 12 July 2019 [08:53 PM]

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what could be a long, slow - and epic -…

Feds arrest R. Kelly for further sex crimes
icon Posted: 12 July 2019 [08:51 PM]

The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - R. Kelly was arrested on federal charges that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and paying…

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats
icon Posted: 12 July 2019 [01:57 PM]

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to…

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate
icon Posted: 12 July 2019 [01:53 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 402-12 vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch…

Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey
icon Posted: 12 July 2019 [01:52 PM]

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible U.S. sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. A Defense Ministry…

Thursday 07/11/2019
Boris Johnson says he's not to blame for ambassador's ouster
icon Posted: 11 July 2019 [05:05 PM]

LONDON (AP) - Boris Johnson, the man likely to become U.K. prime minister within weeks, on Thursday denied playing any role in the departure of Britain’s ambassador to Washington, who quit after coming under attack from President Donald Trump. British…

U.S. poised to begin immigration enforcement
icon Posted: 11 July 2019 [05:04 PM]

CHICAGO (AP) - A nationwide immigration enforcement operation targeting people who are in the United States illegally is expected to begin this weekend after it was postponed last month by President Donald Trump, according to two administration officials and immigrant…

Defense lawyers seek detention at home for Epstein
icon Posted: 11 July 2019 [05:02 PM]

NEW YORK (AP) - Financier Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers, seeking bail for their client, said Thursday that he feared a “toxic political climate” might cause federal prosecutors to scrap a deal he made with them over a decade ago and charge…

Trump expected to pursue new avenues on census question
icon Posted: 11 July 2019 [05:02 PM]

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is expected to drop his bid to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, according to a House Republicans aide. Trump will pursue other avenues for demanding citizenship information after the Supreme Court…

Wednesday 07/10/2019
EU political groups won't back nominee as vote nears
icon Posted: 10 July 2019 [07:08 PM]

The Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) - The nominee for president of the European Union’s executive arm said Wednesday she would put respect for the rule of law and a progressive climate policy at the heart of her…

UK ambassador to U.S. quits after leaked cables enrage Trump
icon Posted: 10 July 2019 [07:06 PM]

The Associated Press LONDON (AP) - Britain’s ambassador to the United States resigned Wednesday after being branded a fool and made a diplomatic nobody by President Donald Trump following the leak of the envoy’s unflattering opinions about the…

Facing calls for resignation, Acosta defends Epstein deal
icon Posted: 10 July 2019 [07:00 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Insisting he got the best deal he could at the time, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday defended his handling of a sex-trafficking case involving now-jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein as Acosta…

Tuesday 07/09/2019
Volkswagen to make its last Beetle this week
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:18 PM]

The Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has…

Trump ridicules British envoy as 'wacky,' 'fool'
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:15 PM]

The Associated Press LONDON (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out for a second day at Britain’s ambassador to the United States on Tuesday, describing him as “wacky” and a “pompous fool,” after a leak of…

Court urged to review suicide encouragement verdict
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:11 PM]

The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - A woman who encouraged her suicidal boyfriend in a barrage of text messages to take his own life should have her involuntary manslaughter conviction thrown out because it violated her right to…

Cabinet member's role in Epstein case to be looked at, Trump says
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:09 PM]

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, though he also praised Acosta’s…

H. Ross Perot, billionaire who ran for president twice, dies at 89
icon Posted: 09 July 2019 [07:05 PM]

DALLAS - H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89. The cause of death was leukemia, a family…

Monday 07/08/2019
Poland urges China to open its market to more Polish products
icon Posted: 08 July 2019 [08:27 PM]

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland’s foreign minister says the country would like China to open up its market further to goods from Poland. Jacek Czaputowicz spoke Monday following talks with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on intensifying political and business…

Trump: British ambassador 'not liked' in U.S.
icon Posted: 08 July 2019 [08:24 PM]

LONDON (AP) - President Donald Trump threatened Monday to cut off contact with Britain’s ambassador to the United States after leaked diplomatic cables revealed the envoy called the Trump administration “dysfunctional” and “inept.” The U.S. leader tweeted about Ambassador Kim…