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___ Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports BEIJING (AP) — China announces retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, incl...

McDonald's workers across US protest against sex harassment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organizers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. ...

EPA's top watchdog quits amid probes of agency's leadership

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency is stepping down amid ongoing probes of the agency's leadership. EPA inspector general Arthur A. Elkins Jr. ...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousand...

Wisconsin official apologizes to opponent over flag flap

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, in a rare retreat, apologized Tuesday to her Democratic opponent for repeatedly claiming — without evidence — that he knelt during...

Lawsuits filed over St. Louis police 'kettling' practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several people arrested in a police "kettle" during a 2017 protest in St. Louis are suing the city, police officers and their supervisors. Federal lawsuits were file...

New round of athletes, leaders protest Russian reinstatement

More Olympic athletes and anti-doping leaders have come out in protest of the possible reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency. Members of the athletes committees from the World...

Sri Lanka activists urge fair trial of student in Australia

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Family members, human rights activists and civic groups have gathered in Colombo to demand a speedy and fair investigation of a Sri Lankan student detained in Australia on su...

German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, say claims that he was poisoned are "highly plausible," based on his symptoms. Dr....

Cyprus public school teachers stage 2-day strike

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Some 120,000 primary, middle and high school students in Cyprus have stayed home as school teachers go ahead with a two-day strike to protest what they say was the government's ...

Damaged buildings, graft haunt Mexico City year after quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquak...

The Latest: Rhode Island town passes resolution against Nike

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday ...

Israeli fire wounds dozens in Gaza as thousands protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. Thousands gathered Monday on...

Strike ending for last Washington teachers still picketing

SEATTLE (AP) — The last of the estimated 125,000 Washington state children who missed the start of school because of teacher strikes are now all going back to class, ending a series of teacher strikes...

Wisconsin Democrat: Opponent's claims about kneeling 'crazy'

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin lieutenant governor said Monday that it was "crazy" for his Republican opponent to claim, with no evidence, that he knelt during the nationa...