Hong Kong campus drama persists as city gears for elections

A small but determined group of protesters remained holed up Thursday inside a Hong Kong university campus as the city’s largest pro-Beijing political party urged voters to “kick out the b...

Lawsuit: NY prisoners punished over false drug results

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New York state prisoners were wrongly subjected to sometimes harsh punishments after drug tests erroneously showed that they had used narcotics while incarcerated, accordin...

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TOP STORIES: OLY--TOKYO-WHERE'S THE FRENCH TOKYO — The French language has been almost invisible during the drawn-out preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. By Stephe...

Bayern’s struggles put Hansi Flick in the spotlight

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The turmoil at Bayern Munich has finally led to assistant extraordinaire Hansi Flick being put in charge. Never mind that Flick hasn’t been a full-time hea...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. KEY WITNESSES CAP INTENSE WEEK IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Dav...

Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

BEIRUT (AP) — On one of Beirut’s main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales, but still can’t draw in customers. The only pla...

Key AFC South matchup Thursday night: Colts at Texans

Earlier in the schedule, the AFC South looked like one of the NFL’s deepest divisions. That might still be true, though none of the four members has exactly distinguished itself. Cer...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation she may be gearing up for a possible White House bid, perhaps as early as 2024...

Lebanese banks to reopen as withdrawal limits made official

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s bank staff union has announced it’s ending a week-long strike after increased security and new regulations that make limits on withdrawal and dollar transfers official. ...

What’s next: Impeachment hearings enter crucial stretch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment hearings are entering a crucial second week as Democrats are set to hear from eight additional witnesses about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. ...

Taiwan financial sector's exposure to Hong Kong up despite chaos

Exposure of Taiwan's financial sector to Hong Kong increased to top NT$1 trillion (US$3.79 billion) as of the end of September, even as the territory was threatened by escalating political chaos, ...

Student opens fire in California high school, killing 2

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire at a Southern California high school, killing two students and wounding three others before shooting himself in th...

Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nation to back into the streets

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has seen an ally forced from office and protests rattle leaders across Latin America in recent weeks, while he has enjoyed a period of rel...

Sizing up the 2019 holiday shopping season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — With two weeks until the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. ...

Moldova’s parliament votes to back technocrat-led government

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s parliament has voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister. Over 60 of 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minis...