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House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support

Jul. 17, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

Jul. 17, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred...

Seoul: US understands seriousness of Seoul-Tokyo trade fight

Jul. 17, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States fully understands the seriousness of South Korea's festering trade dispute with Japan, a high-ranking Seoul official said Wednesday after a meeting with the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian affairs. David Stilwell, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau...

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Jul. 17, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak following disappointing corporate earnings reports. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.3% to 21,475.38 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea's Kospi dipped 1.0%...

Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

Jul. 17, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion...

US sanctions Myanmar generals over killings of Rohingya

Jul. 17, 2019 1:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is hitting four top Myanmar generals, including the country's commander in chief and his deputy, with sanctions over the mass killings of Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Tuesday that the four are responsible for "gross human rights...

Iran says minister's missile remarks meant to challenge US

Jul. 17, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says remarks by the country's foreign minister about Iran's missile program possibly being up for negotiations with the U.S. meant to challenge Washington's arms sales policy to the region — and were not meant to indicate a readiness by Tehran for any such...

APNewsBreak: NRC looking at reducing inspections at reactors

Jul. 17, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety. The recommendations, made public Tuesday,...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Jul. 16, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for...

Asian stocks mixed as Wall Street ends 5-day winning streak

Jul. 16, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as Wall Street ended a five-day winning streak after the first big round of corporate earnings reports. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.4% to 21,445.03 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4% to 6,667.60. South Korea's Kospi dipped...