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  • Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

    BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese officials helped alleviate worries over progress in resolving the tariff war between the two largest economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting delegation on Friday […]
  • Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety

    BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese officials helped alleviate worries over progress in resolving the tariff war between the two largest economies. Chinese President Xi Jinping told a visiting delegation on Friday […]
  • Ex-CIA officer to be sentenced in China spy conspiracy

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer who pleaded guilty to an espionage conspiracy with China could be facing more than two decades in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Jerry Chun Shing Lee is scheduled for sentencing Friday in federal court in Alexandria. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit espionage, but prosecutors and defense lawyers disagree […]
  • Ex-athlete charged with 6 sex assaults awaits rape sentence

    GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women awaits sentencing for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes is scheduled to sentence 23-year-old Clay Conaway on Friday for the June 2018 rape of a woman […]
  • Impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds, sharing their families’ stories in highly personal […]
  • Jury to deliberate in officer’s fatal shooting of black man

    OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama jury is expected to begin deliberations soon in the trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man in 2016. News outlets reported that testimony concluded Thursday with Montgomery police Officer Aaron Cody Smith taking the stand to describe the fatal shooting of 58-year-old Gregory […]
  • Autonomous car tester offers guide for first responders

    PHOENIX (AP) — Google spinoff Waymo is trying to educate emergency responders on how to deal with its autonomous vehicles. Waymo released a training video on YouTube Thursday geared toward guiding public safety officials responding to incidents involving their self-driving cars. The 14-minute instructional video advises how to put a car in manual mode and […]
  • Analysis: Mountain of impeachment evidence beyond dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Trump explicitly ordered U.S. government officials to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on matters related to Ukraine, a country deeply dependent on Washington’s […]
  • AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

    PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will announce a nationwide plan on Friday to address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous people as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr will announce the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a visit with tribal leaders […]
  • Parents of late US hostage chasing North Korean assets

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The parents of a former U.S. hostage who died after being released from North Korea in a coma in 2017 say they are committed to finding and shutting down illicit North Korean business assets around the world in efforts to hold its government accountable for widespread human rights abuses. In […]