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China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened his belt: No more movies or eating […]
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Trump offers temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for wall money; Pelosi calls it ‘non-starter’

Trump said Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will put the legislation on the Senate floor for a vote next week. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called it a "non-starter" and implored Trump to take action to open the government.
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Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Pulling techniques from magicians, movie-makeup artists and even the television show "Mission: Impossible," he changed one person into another, transforming agents into characters with back stories, costumes and documents that helped them evade detection and avoid capture in foreign countries.
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US peace envoy: Washington wants to see peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad says Washington is ready to “address legitimate concerns” of all Afghan sides in order to restore peace in Afghanistan. Khalilzad took to Twitter on Saturday saying: “I see that many are concerned that the United States is willing to both talk and fight. Let me be clear: […]
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump’s Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State group despite a deadly […]
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Bangladesh PM Hasina seeks people’s support at victory rally

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who won a third straight term with an overwhelming majority in last month’s elections, is seeking the people’s support at a victory rally amid international calls for an investigation into alleged irregularities during the polls. The opposition is demanding new elections, saying the Dec. 30 polls […]
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Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say counter-terrorism officers have killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province. Senior officer Rai Tahir says insurgents traveling in a car opened fire when police stopped them near the city of Sahiwal on Saturday. He said the highway action was […]
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Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Lawyers say the Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being freed after the country’s president relented on a requirement he renounce radical beliefs. Abu Bakar Bashir had previously been ineligible for a parole because of his refusal to recognize the secular […]
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Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 20-year-old man has appeared in an Australian court charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne. Codey Herrmann did not apply for bail in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday. He is accused of slaying Aiia Maasarwe in the early hours […]
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Suspected Muslim rebels storm Thai temple, kill 2 monks

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others, police said Saturday. The Friday night attack in Narathiwat province was the latest in a recent upsurge of violence in the area, which since 2004 has been plagued by a […]
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Attack on Buddhist temple in southern Thailand kills 2 monks

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say gunmen presumed to be Muslim insurgents have stormed a Buddhist temple in southern Thailand, killing two monks and wounding two others. The Friday night attack in Narathiwat province is the latest in a recent upsurge of violence in the area, which since 2004 has been plagued by a […]
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Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the sixth […]
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is mulling an independent run for president in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity. The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a […]
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JBLM Army Ranger dies from combat wounds suffered in Afghanistan

The decorated soldier, who had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was injured in combat in Afghanistan on Jan. 12 and died five days later.
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BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen story, if true, looks to be the most damning to date for Trump

Predicting President Donald Trump’s imminent demise has made fools of people since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. But the latest blockbuster story about the Russia investigation is different. If Robert Mueller III has the evidence he reportedly has — that Trump asked Michael Cohen to lie to Congress for him — it could […]
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Jimmy Carter marks 40 years of US diplomacy with China

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is marking 40 years of normalized relations between the U.S. and China that began during his presidency. Carter planned to speak Friday during an event at the Carter Center in Atlanta celebrating four decades since the two economic and military superpowers resumed diplomatic ties. Scheduled to join Carter was Cui […]
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MLK site in Atlanta will open for holiday with help from Delta

ATLANTA (AP) — A national landmark honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is closed due to the partial government shutdown, but will reopen in time for the King holiday with some corporate help. Delta Air Lines announced Friday that the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta will reopen Saturday, […]
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Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military held its annual Armed Forces Day parade on Friday as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government. Army Commander in Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, who presided over the ceremony, declined last October to rule out future army interventions in Thai political […]
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Explosion in north Syria targets al-Qaida gunmen, kills 11

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say an explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country’s northwestern has killed at least 11 people. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Smart news agency, an activist collective, said the blast occurred Friday on the southern edge of the rebel-held city of […]
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Another ice disk grabs attention in Maine

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The massive ice disk that formed on a Maine river has a baby brother. Officials at Baxter State Park in Millinocket shared a photo of an ice disk that’s about 30 or 40 feet across, much smaller than the massive disk that formed in a river in the city of Westbrook […]
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Cat rescued after sliding down dam’s spillway

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers […]
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Top US Navy officer urges China to avoid confrontations

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s top officer says he urged China to follow international rules at sea to avoid confrontations and insisted that ships should be able to pass safely though disputed areas of the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait. Chief of U.S. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson told reporters Friday that China […]
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AP Photos: Celebrating south India’s bull taming festivals

MADURAI, India (AP) — As drums beat and the crowd cheers, a man leaps onto the back of a large bull and hangs tightly to its hump as the animal bucks and jumps. If he can hold on to the bull for three jumps or for 30 seconds or for a distance of 15 meters […]
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ASEAN ministers rock no boats in Myanmar, South China Sea

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — Foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. A two-day Foreign Ministers’ Retreat was the […]
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Former Afghan national security adviser announces candidacy

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A former national security adviser has registered as a candidate for president of Afghanistan and called on the Taliban to engage in peace negotiations to end the country’s 17-year war. Mohammad Hanif Atmar, of the Peace and Moderation party, announced his candidacy Friday in an address to hundreds of supporters at […]
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Khalilzad discusses Afghan peace process with Pakistani FM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials say U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with Pakistan’s foreign minister on the second day of his visit to Islamabad as part of efforts to find a peaceful solution to neighboring Afghanistan’s 17-year war. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that during Friday’s meeting with Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the U.S. envoy […]
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Lawyer for radical Indonesian cleric says he will be freed

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A lawyer for the ailing radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers says the Indonesian government will release him from prison next week. The lawyer, Muhammad Mahendradatta, said Friday the decision to release 80-year-old Abu Bakar Bashir was made on humanitarian grounds. The announcement comes during campaigning for a presidential election […]
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Indonesia leader to free radical cleric behind Bali bombings

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The ailing 80-year-old radical cleric who inspired the Bali bombers and other violent extremists in Indonesia will be released from prison, Indonesia’s president said Friday, slashing a 15-year sentence. The announcement of Abu Bakar Bashir’s imminent release came during campaigning for a presidential election due in April in which opponents of […]
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