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Hong Kong police fight with protesters amid rising tensions

Jul. 14, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong fought with protesters on Sunday as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complaints of police violence. The protest in the northern district of...

The Latest: Hong Kong police fight with protesters

Jul. 14, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Police in Hong Kong have fought with protesters as they broke up a demonstration by thousands of people demanding the resignation of the Chinese territory's chief executive and an investigation into complains of police...

Court: Man's legal crusade against TGI Fridays can proceed

Jul. 12, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

It's not yet last call for a New Jersey man's lawsuit claiming TGI Fridays broke consumer fraud laws by not publishing drink prices. A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a lower court erred when it denied class action status to Robert Cameron's lawsuit. The suit claims Cameron was "shocked" when he dined at...

Britain sending destroyer to Gulf amid Iranian threats

Jul. 12, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a "dangerous game" and threatening retribution, while London announced it was sending a destroyer to the Persian Gulf. The comments from Iran's Foreign...

Prosecutors say ex-executive stole money for poker tourneys

Jul. 11, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former executive at a Los Angeles digital marketing company has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling more than $20 million from his employer and using it for personal expenses including buy-ins at professional poker tournaments. The U.S. Attorney's Office says an indictment...

Software engineer accused of taking trade secrets to China

Jul. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A software engineer is accused of stealing trade secrets from the Illinois locomotive company he once worked for and taking the information with him to China, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The Justice Department unsealed an indictment charging Xudong Yao, also known as William Yao,...

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul. 11, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 10:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a...

Feds: Woman pleads guilty in fraudulent real estate scheme

Jul. 11, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has pleaded guilty in what federal prosecutors say was a $10.3 million real estate scheme that defrauded investors, including friends and family members. The U.S. Attorney's office says 44-year-old Monique Brady, of East Greenwich, entered guilty pleas Thursday...

French trial accusing Orange of moral harassment wraps

Jul. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A trial in which French mobile phone company Orange, its former CEO Didier Lombard and others have been accused of moral harassment linked to a spate of suicides between 2006 and 2009, ended Thursday. The company, formerly France Telecom, is accused of using methods to "destabilize" workers to...

DC sues Marriott, claims resort fees are deceptive

Jul. 9, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney general for the District of Columbia is suing Marriott, saying it's misleading customers by advertising room rates without including mandatory resort fees. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court after an investigation conducted by all 50 state attorneys general....