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Satellite photos show apparently Chinese armored vehicles near Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China’s paramilitary People’s Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased ...

Epstein among targets as door opens to old sex abuse claims

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, and the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases that had been blocked by an old statute ...

At least 6 Philadelphia police officers reportedly wounded in active shooting.

Update as of 6:24 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a warrant in a Philadelphia neighborhood, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the evening, authorities said. None of the officers’ injuries ...

Protesters cripple Hong Kong airport for a 2nd day

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators severely crippled operations at Hong Kong’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights as the city’s pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a “path of no ...

US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Tuesday ...

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — This U.S. Department of Agriculture station outside Greeley and other sites across the Southwest are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of water in the Colorado River — a vital but beleaguered ...

Trump to promote turning natural gas into plastics in Pa.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Trying to hold support in the manufacturing towns that helped him win the White House in 2016, President Donald Trump is showcasing growing efforts to capitalize on western Pennsylvania’s natural gas deposits by turning gas into plastics. Full Coverage: ...

Flights resuming at Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

HONG KONG (AP) — Flight operations resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the Chinese city that’s a major international travel hub.

Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues

ATLANTA (AP) — Stifling heat smothered states from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday with temperatures that felt like 120 degrees, making it difficult to be outside for long, much less work or play. As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from central ...

Shots fired at ICE office in San Antonio

National media reports a person was questioned by authorities in regard to an early morning incident today when shots were fired at an ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) office in a San Antonio high-rise building. No one was injured but people were in the building.

Autopsy of Epstein performed, but details yet to be released

NEW YORK (AP) — The details of how Jeffrey Epstein died in his Manhattan jail cell over the weekend have yet to be released, but medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

Trump overhauling enforcement of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, in a move that it says will reduce regulatory burdens but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction.

New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, one of its most aggressive moves to restrict legal immigration. Federal law already requires those ...

Shootout occurs in California

National media reports a California Highway Patrol officer and gunman are dead and two other California Highway Patrol officers were injured following a shootout near the 215 Freeway in the Riverside, Calif., area on Monday.

Canada police say 2 teen fugitives took their own lives

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Monday they believe two teenage fugitives suspected of killing a North Carolina woman, her Australian boyfriend and another man took their own lives amid a nationwide manhunt. The Manitoba Medical Examiner completed the autopsies and confirmed that two ...

5 Russian nuclear engineers buried after rocket explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people attended the funerals Monday of five Russian nuclear engineers killed by an explosion as they tested a new rocket engine, a tragedy that fueled radiation fears and raised questions about a secretive weapons program. The engineers, who died Thursday, were ...

No chaos this time as Woodstock concert site preps for 50th

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won’t be your hippie uncle’s trample-the-fences concert. While plans for a big Woodstock 50 festival collapsed after a run of calamities, the bucolic upstate New York site of the 1969 show is hosting a long ...

N. Korea says Kim supervised weapons tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that leader Kim Jong Un supervised test-firings of an unspecified new weapons system, which extended a streak of launches that are seen as an attempt to build leverage ahead of negotiations with the United States while driving a wedge between ...

Epstein dies, but abuse investigation carries on

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators have long been digging into allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against Jeffrey Epstein . The financier’s apparent suicide brings another mystery to investigate: How did he end up dying in jail? An additional federal investigation was launched Saturday ...

Officials said Jeffrey Epstein dies by suicide in jail cell

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein, the well-connected financier accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring, killed himself while awaiting trial in a New York prison, officials said Saturday. Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional ...