Government and politics

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 29, 2018 - 6:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly rose Wednesday while Europe declined in early trading after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 12,509.32 and London's FTSE 100 shed 0.7 percent to 7,564.42...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 1, 2012 file photo, Israeli businessman Nochi Dankner attends the annual gathering of the rabbi's followers and supporters in the town of Netivot, southern Israel. Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, sentenced Nochi Dankner, one of the country's most prominent businessmen, to three years in prison for securities fraud. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:40 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has sentenced one of the country's most prominent businessmen to three years in prison for securities fraud. The court ruled Wednesday that former IDB Holding Corp. controlling shareholder Nochi Dankner will begin serving his prison term on Oct. 2 for his...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017 file image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii on July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the terror group at a house in Honolulu. Kang is set to plead guilty Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, as charged in an indictment last year, defense attorney Birney Bervar said. He is agreeing to a 25-year sentence for charges that could have put him in prison for life. (FBI/U.S Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii via AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 4:32 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A soldier based in Hawaii who is accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group and fixating on videos of beheadings and suicide bombings planned to plead guilty Wednesday to attempting to support the terrorist group. Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang is set to plead guilty as...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:43 am
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The principal of a western New York high school has banned fast food deliveries to students during school hours. Niagara Falls High Principal Cynthia Jones tells WGRZ-TV the decision was near the top of her list of priorities when she was named to the position over the...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again begin offering the service in the giant Asian market. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai...
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August 28, 2018 - 10:53 pm
BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search services in China. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain what Google is doing to safeguard users from the Chinese government's...
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Odell Edwards and Charmaine Edwards, parents of Jordan Edwards, react to a guilty of murder verdict during a trial of fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in Dallas on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 28, 2018 - 10:00 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting a black, unarmed 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case. Dallas County jurors were not swayed by Roy Oliver...
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August 28, 2018 - 7:33 pm
DENVER (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing is suing federal prison officials, arguing that staff repeatedly violated his religious rights. Judge R. Brooke Jackson did not immediately rule when arguments wrapped up Tuesday in a Denver federal...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, people stand at the border between Venezuela, right, and Brazil, near the Brazilian city of Pacaraima, in Roraima state. The poor state in northern Brazil, which is at the center of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, had the highest homicide rate in Brazil in the first six months of the year, according to data published Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer announced Tuesday that he'll deploy the military to restore order in a state at the heart of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, as new data showed a surge in killings that meant the state now has the highest homicide rate in the country. Between January...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico. An independent investigation ordered by Puerto Rico’s government estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. The findings issued Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University contrast sharply with the official death toll of 64. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2018 - 6:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The White House is responding to a new estimate that dramatically increases the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday raised the U.S...
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