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Asian shares mixed on worries over US-China trade talks

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed in subdued trading Wednesday as Japan reported weak export data and news surfaced of possible hiccups in China-U.S. trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.1 percent to 20,593.72, after the Bank of Japan kept its short and long term interest rates intact as expected but […]
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Alec Baldwin due in court on charges he punched over parking

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Baldwin is due in court in New York City for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in last fall. The 60-year-old actor is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning. He’s charged with misdemeanor attempted assault and harassment, […]
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Motive unclear in Nevada slayings Trump thrust in spotlight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown. The case has been thrust into the immigration debate, with President Donald Trump seizing on the killings as evidence of […]
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Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost

JERUSALEM (AP) — A decade after discovering natural gas fields off its Mediterranean coast, Israel is starting to feel the geopolitical boost. Its newfound riches have fostered economic bonds with its neighbors, tightening relations with Arab allies, and built new bridges in a historically hostile region — even without significant progress being made toward peace […]
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Family of slain Mongolian seeks answer as lawsuit begins

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The family of a Mongolian woman murdered in Malaysia 13 years ago hopes to find answers with a lawsuit that opened in court this week, their lawyer said Wednesday. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and blown up with military-grade plastic explosives in a jungle outside Kuala Lumpur in October 2006. […]
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Los Angeles teachers head back to school after reaching deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tens of thousands of Los Angeles teachers planned to return to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district. “I voted ‘yes,’ to approve,” said second-grade teacher Wendy Perez. “I think the union negotiated in good […]
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Chilean transgender school protects children from bullying

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Growing up as a transgender child in Chile, Angela was so desperate to escape the physical and verbal abuse from other students at her elementary school that she thought about taking her own life. “I just wanted to die,” said the now 16-year-old. “I didn’t want to exist, because what they […]
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Venezuela’s invigorated opposition take streets in key test

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s re-invigorated opposition faces a crucial test Wednesday as it seeks to fill streets nationwide with protesters in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. The protests have been called to coincide with a historic date […]
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Amid wall debate, pope visits Panama with migration in mind

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is looking to leave the sex abuse scandal buffeting his papacy behind as he heads to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north. History’s first Latin American pope, the son of Italian immigrants […]
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Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of going on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. Rob Gould, lead negotiator for the Denver Classroom Teachers’ Association, said 93 percent of unionized teachers voted in favor of a strike. The union represents 5,635 educators in the Denver Public […]
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Thai royal palace issues decree on 1st election since coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s royal palace has issued a decree announcing the holding of the first general election since the military took power in 2014. The date of the vote is to be announced by the Election Commission within five days. The decree published Wednesday in the Royal Gazette puts into effect the election laws […]
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Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. set […]
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Q&A: Impact of Supreme Court decision on transgender troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue. The high court split 5-4 on Tuesday in issuing orders allowing the plan to take effect for now, with the court’s five conservatives […]
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Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son’s head. After quietly planning for months, she took the 3-year-old boy and his two brothers and headed north without telling her husband. As she […]
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Landslide, flooding from dam kill 6 in western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Torrential rains that overwhelmed a dam and caused a landslide have killed 6 people and displaced hundreds in the western Indonesian district of Gowa, an official said Wednesday. The dead included two infants who drowned and a man who was electrocuted after the floods began late Tuesday, said Adnan Purichta Ichsann, […]
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Flooding, landslide kill 6 in western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official says torrential rains that caused flooding and a landslide killed 6 people and displaced hundreds in the western district of Gowa. The chief of Gowa district in South Sumatra said Wednesday that the dead included two infants who drowned and a man who was electrocuted. Adnan Purichta Ichsann […]
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Russell Baker, droll columnist and memoirist who twice won Pulitzer, dies at 93

Russell Baker received a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1979 and another for his Depression-era memoir four years later.
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Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s “Masterpiece Theatre,” has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on […]
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South Korea human rights body to investigate abuse in sports

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50 sports and include children competing for […]
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Australia asks about dual citizen reported missing in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Wednesday it is seeking information about a Chinese-Australian writer who has been reported missing in China. Novelist and influential online commentator Yang Hengjun was a Chinese diplomat before he became an Australian citizen. Friends say he been living in the United States with his wife and […]
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Thousands of birds die at California’s Salton Sea

SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California’s Salton Sea this month from avian cholera. The California Department of Fish and Game says ducks, gulls and other birds were found dead at the south end of the state’s largest lake between Jan. 8 and last Thursday. Testing showed […]
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Man sentenced for suffocating infant son after drinking

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old Kansas man who authorities say suffocated his 2-month-old twin son by rolling over on him while they slept has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. The Wichita Eagle reports Kyle Kempton was sentenced Tuesday to 32 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter and four misdemeanor counts of […]
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Woman sentenced to life after child drowns in Kansas River

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Missouri woman who intentionally drove her car into the Kansas River with her two children inside has been sentenced to life in prison. KMBC-TV reports Scharron Dingledine, of Columbia, Missouri, was sentenced Tuesday for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors said she drove her car into the river […]
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Oracle accused of underpaying women, minorities by $400M

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. government regulators are accusing software maker Oracle of engaging in discriminatory practices that resulted in thousands of its women, black and Asian employees being underpaid by more than $400 million. The allegations emerged Tuesday in a filing made in a two-year-old case that is being pursued by a part of […]
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3 from Michigan charged with planning to aid Islamic State

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group. They say FBI agents arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse and Mohamed Salat Haji on Monday, and prosecutors charged the Lansing residents in a complaint filed Tuesday. Prosecutors say […]
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Sanders seeks to avoid another stumble with black SC voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even before he announces whether he’s a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing the state’s African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in South Carolina’s capital on Monday, Sanders stayed through Tuesday for three […]
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A look at Malaysia’s monarchy before sultans pick next king

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After stripping Malaysia’s royal families of some of their powers during his 22-year stint as prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad almost didn’t make it to the premiership a second time. Though largely a ceremonial post, Malaysia’s monarch still signs off on most laws and appointments, including the prime minister, and hours […]
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Manslaughter charges tossed in suburban Detroit jail death

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a former suburban Detroit police officer and two paramedics in connection with the death of a man in jail. The judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented insufficient evidence that the actions of former Westland police Sgt. Ronald Buckley and Westland paramedics Matt Dicosola and […]
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Theater shooter’s video interview with psychiatrist released

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have released hours of video showing Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ interviews with a psychiatrist about the 2012 massacre in suburban Denver. The videos released Tuesday show Holmes being questioned by William Reid, a court-appointed psychiatrist who evaluated Holmes’ sanity. Most of the videos were shown to the jury at Holmes’ […]
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Student tackled for stealing own car settles suit for $1.25M

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own, his attorney said. Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz confirmed a settlement […]
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