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A man walks by screens showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, left, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, right, at a securities firm in Tokyo on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
Asia mostly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fearsAsian shares are mostly higher despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Aug. 8, 2012, file photo, internally displaced Congolese men and women wait for a World Food Program energy biscuits to be distributed in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo. The World Food Program chief warned Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starvingThe World Food Program chief warns that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press2 hours ago
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft, right, meets James K.J. Lee, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, for lunch at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Senior US envoy holds talks in Taiwan amid Chinese drillsThe second high-level U.S. envoy to visit Taiwan in two months has begun a day of closed-door meetings as China conducted military drills near the Taiwan Strait after threatening retaliation
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School Assignment Refers to Kyle Rittenhouse as 'Hero'Kyle Rittenhouse, a "hero for the modern age"? The 17-year-old is, of course, charged with killing two people during the Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man. The teen was listed, alongside Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, and Malcolm X, as a possible such "hero" students at...
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Police: Portland killing suspect pointed gun at officersAuthorities say a man suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon, pointed a handgun at officers before he was shot to death by members of a federal task force
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in AlabamaMayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This forensic image released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department shows a Ruger handgun photographed at the scene of the shooting of 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, in downtown Los Angeles Thursday, Sep. 17, 2020. The Sheriff's Department says Kizzee was shot when he made a motion toward a handgun that he dropped, but the video doesn't show that. Authorities say the confrontation began when deputies tried to stop Kizzee for a bicycle traffic violation. (Los Angeles County Sheriff Department via AP)
Police: Man picked up gun before Los Angeles deputies firedTwo Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies told investigators they fatally shot a Black man in South Los Angeles two weeks ago after he picked up a gun he’d dropped during a struggle
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020, file still image from California State Assembly video, Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, a Democrat from Oakland, addresses lawmakers while holding her one-month-old daughter Elly in her arms during the final hours of the California legislative session in Sacramento, Calif. On Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law letting more people take time off from work to bond with a new child or care for a sick family member without fear of losing their job. Wicks cast the deciding vote for that bill in August with her infant daughter by her side. (California State Assembly via AP, File)
California paid leave law among nation's broadestCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take time off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Police arrest suspect in shooting death of campaign workerAuthorities say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of a 17-year-old boy and wounding of a man who both had worked for a Minnesota congressional candidate
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Man pleads guilty to poaching black bear on reservationA man accused of shooting a 700-pound black bear on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota and removing its head pleaded guilty on Thursday
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Former VA doctor pleads guilty to molesting patientsA former doctor at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he molested three male patients and violated their civil rights
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Black man beaten during Georgia traffic stop to be releasedA Black man captured on video being repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop will be released from jail
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