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South Dakota Gov. Noem bans TikTok from state-owned devices

Nov. 29, 2022 15:27 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday issued an executive order banning state employees and contractors from accessing the video platform TikTok on state-owned devices, citing its ties to China. TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company headquartered in...

US stocks edge lower in unsteady trading, oil prices rise

Nov. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EST

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street in unsteady trading Tuesday afternoon as investors closely watch developments in China and economic data amid worries about stubbornly hot inflation. The S&P 500 slipped 0.2% as of 3:13 p.m. Eastern, on pace for its third straight drop. The Dow...

Pakistan's new army chief takes charge of military

Nov. 29, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new military chief took command of the country's armed forces on Tuesday as a political rift between the government and the popular opposition leader deepened. He took over a day after a renewed threat from a key militant group behind scores of deadly attacks over 15...

The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns

Nov. 29, 2022 12:29 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — It is time for China to move away from massive lockdowns and toward a more targeted approach to COVID-19, the head of the International Monetary Fund said days after widespread protests broke out, a change that would ease the impact to a world economy already struggling with high...

China to increase nuclear warheads to 1,500, Pentagon warns

Nov. 29, 2022 12:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its nuclear force and is on pace to nearly quadruple the number of warheads it has by 2035, rapidly closing its gap with the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. The report builds on the military’s warning last year...

China sends students home, police patrol to curb protests

Nov. 29, 2022 11:55 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese universities sent students home and police fanned out in Beijing and Shanghai to prevent more protests Tuesday after crowds angered by severe anti-virus restrictions called for leader Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest show of public dissent in decades. ...

China launches 3 astronauts to complete space station

Nov. 29, 2022 10:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a rocket Tuesday carrying three astronauts to complete construction of the country's permanent orbiting space station, during which they will expand the facility to its maximum capacity of six crew aboard. The crew of the Shenzhou-15 will overlap for...

Team of UK lawmakers visits Taiwan amid strained China ties

Nov. 29, 2022 10:52 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A group of British lawmakers began a visit to Taiwan on Tuesday and were scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-Wen and other politicians after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that the “golden era” of U.K.-China relations was over. The visit by...

Strong field minus Woods in Bahamas, Australia a mixed event

Nov. 29, 2022 10:30 AM EST

PGA TOUR HERO WORLD CHALLENGE Site: Nassau, Bahamas. Course: Albany Golf Club. Yardage: 7,414. Par: 72. Prize money: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $1 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (Golf Channel);...

China launches rocket carrying 3 astronauts to finish construction of space station, expand facility to maximum size

Nov. 29, 2022 10:14 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China launches rocket carrying 3 astronauts to finish construction of space station, expand facility to maximum size.