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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex talk to staff as they look at kiwi chicks during a visit to the National Kiwi Hatchery at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua, New Zealand, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on the final day of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. (Phil Nobel/Pool Photo via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 1:46 am
ROTORUA, New Zealand (AP) — Prince Harry and wife Meghan examined the navel, nostrils and whiskers on New Zealand's flightless kiwi bird and got to name two tiny chicks on the final day of their 16-day tour of the South Pacific. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a kiwi hatchery in the town of...
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October 31, 2018 - 1:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has posted record operating profit for the last quarter with robust demand for its mainstay memory chips compensating for a slowdown in its smartphone business. The South Korean technology giant on Wednesday said its operating profit during the July...
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October 31, 2018 - 12:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — An official measure of China's manufacturing activity fell to a two-year low in October, adding to pressure on Beijing to shore up economic growth amid a tariff war with Washington. The monthly purchasing managers' index issued Tuesday by the National Bureau of Statistics and an...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may weigh on business appetite. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 31, 2018 - 12:14 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8 percent to 21,841.65 and the...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
October 31, 2018 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room for the screen. As with the latest iPhone models — the XR and XS —the new iPad Pro will use facial-recognition technology to unlock the device and to...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chinese intelligence officers and hackers working for them have been charged with commercial espionage that included trying to steal information on commercial jet engines, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The indictments named two officers working for the Nanjing-based foreign...
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This photo obtained from Facebook posted on June 26, 2017, shows a selfie of Vishnu Viswanath, right, and his wife Meenakshi Moorthy at Skydive Santa Barbara in Lompoc, Calif. The Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from Taft Point, a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park, were apparently taking a selfie, the man's brother said Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (Vishnu Viswanath/Facebook via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 10:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — She was a self-described "adrenaline junkie," and he took "wow-worthy photos" of the couple posing at the edge of cliffs and jumping from planes that appeared on social media and a travel blog that attracted thousands of followers. In one post at the Grand Canyon this spring,...
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A rescuer inspects a part of Lion Air plane flight JT 610 retrieved from the waters where it's believed to have crashed at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Relatives have provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash as accounts emerged Tuesday of problems on the jet's previous flight including rapid descents that terrified passengers. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakara)
October 30, 2018 - 10:34 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top Indonesian military official says the Lion Air jet that crashed Monday may have been found in the Java Sea. Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto says a search and rescue effort has identified the possible seabed location of the jet. Debris and some human remains were...
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A rescuer inspects a part of Lion Air plane flight JT 610 retrieved from the waters where it's believed to have crashed at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Relatives have provided samples for DNA tests to help identify victims of the Lion Air plane crash as accounts emerged Tuesday of problems on the jet's previous flight including rapid descents that terrified passengers. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakara)
October 30, 2018 - 10:31 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top Indonesian military official says the Lion Air jet that crashed Monday may have been found in the Java Sea. Armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto says a search and rescue effort has identified the possible seabed location of the jet. Debris and some human remains were...
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Honduran migrants get a ride out of Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The migrants are part of a second caravan of more than 1,000 that forced its way across the river from Guatemala on Monday. Some have begun arriving in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 30, 2018 - 9:07 pm
NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — More than 1,000 people in a second migrant caravan that forged its way across the river from Guatemala began walking through southern Mexico on Tuesday and reached the city of Tapachula — some 250 miles behind a larger group and more than 1,000 miles from the closest U.S...
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