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2 suspected of dismembering California man arrested in China

May. 25, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A couple suspected of killing a man and dismembering his body in California has been arrested in China and returned to the United States to face prosecution. Police in San Francisco said Friday that 44-year-old Douglas Lomas and 35-year-old Stephanie Ching were arrested after arriving...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

May. 25, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. Terry Branstad also "expressed concerns regarding the Chinese...

Taiwan changing name of de-facto embassy in US

May. 24, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan said Saturday it is changing the name of its de-facto embassy in the U.S. amid the strongest relations between the sides in decades. The foreign ministry tweeted that the Coordination Council for North American Affairs was being renamed the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs. The...

Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

May. 24, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. The $70 billion Japanese trade surplus with the U.S. is dwarfed by China's $379 billion surplus, and the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during an...

US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss

May. 24, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street notched modest gains Friday, erasing some of the market's steep losses from a day earlier. The upbeat finish to a turbulent week still left the market with its third straight weekly loss. Stocks swung between gains and losses all week as investors weighed the prospect of a prolonged trade...

Markets Right Now: Stocks rebound, led by banks

May. 24, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street Friday, led by gains in financial companies, as the market rebounds from steep losses a day earlier. Intuit gained 6.7% after the maker of TurboTax reported quarterly...

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela

May. 24, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China's Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an "absolute disconnection with reality." Guaidó said Friday that telecommunications problems...

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

May. 24, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over the region's tensions. The remarks by...