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Georgia tests new voting system before ambitious 2020 switch

Nov. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EST

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Voters and election supervisors testing Georgia's new voting machines gave favorable reviews Tuesday, despite some opening glitches reported by five of six pilot counties, as the state rushes to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire its outdated, paperless system before any votes are...

Popular LGBT club in Slovenia capital attacked, no injuries

Nov. 1, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say unknown assailants have attacked a popular LGBT club in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. Police say they are treating the incident as a hate crime. Slovenia's Prime Minister Marjan Sarec and LGBT rights groups have condemned the attack. The Tiffany Club says...

China's economy struggles as consumers tighten belts

Nov. 1, 2019 7:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — With home sales crashing, real estate agent Zhang Yonggang is tightening his belt, part of a plunge in Chinese consumer demand that is a bigger threat to economic growth than Beijing's tariff war with Washington. Zhang, who works in the central city of Taiyuan, said his office sold no...

Hong Kong in recession as protests slam retailers, tourism

Oct. 31, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Steps from Hong Kong's main tourist strip, Ashfaqur Rahman's tailor shop usually is a mainstay for tourists dropping in to peruse neatly stacked rolls of fabric and get measured for custom-made suits. Not anymore. Business has dried up since anti-government protests began in early June in...

Judge upholds law allowing Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

Oct. 31, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators did not violate the state constitution with their decision to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, a judge said Thursday. The ruling by Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims was a...

Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 hits all-time high

Oct. 29, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. The rally Monday came at the beginning of a busy week of corporate earnings and economic reports and with investors expecting another interest rate cut by the Federal...

Ex-Michigan State president to stand trial; trustee quits

Oct. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered former Michigan State University President Lou Ann Simon to stand trial on charges that she lied to police about her knowledge of a sexual misconduct complaint against now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar. The ruling came the same day the school revealed...

Congresswoman's exit prompts question of equity amid scandal

Oct. 28, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The resignation of a female Democratic congresswoman over a consensual, sexual relationship with a campaign aide has sparked questions about whether women are held to higher standards in public life. At the center of the controversy is Katie Hill, a first-term lawmaker from California and a rising Democratic...

Tiffany, Microsoft rise; Prologis; PG&E fall

Oct. 28, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday. Tiffany & Co., up $31.17 to $129.72 French luxury group LVMH is offering $14.5 billion in cash for the iconic jeweler. Microsoft Corp., up $3.46 to $144.19 The Pentagon awarded the software company a $10 billion...

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 index closes at an all-time high

Oct. 28, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The S&P 500 is closing at an all-time high for the first time since July, and the Nasdaq is also near a record. The gains Monday came at the beginning of a busy week of earnings, economic data and expectations of...