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Pompeo: Resist China's demands to repatriate fleeing Uighurs

Sep. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — America's top diplomat says Central Asian nations should reject Chinese demands to repatriate ethnic minorities to China, where they face repression. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says Beijing's detention of Uighur (WEE'-gur) Muslims in western China has nothing to do...

Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

Sep. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at Parma, Italy. Israel earned the Europe/Africa berth and joined host Japan in the six-nation Olympic event, to be...

Collins fights back to beat Venus Williams at Wuhan Open

Sep. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when...

The Latest: Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag

Sep. 22, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized a subway station and set a fire across a wide street, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. Sunday's action began peacefully, as...

Olympians Chock and Bates win dance at US International

Sep. 22, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympians Madison Chock and Evan Bates claimed the ice dance title at the U.S. International Classic, with a stunning Egyptian-themed free dance. The 2015 winners and five-time silver medalists at the national championships received more than 3.00 points for their execution on five of...

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set street fires

Sep. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set at least two street fires on Sunday, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again. The day's action began peacefully, as protesters filled a shopping mall and, in a new twist, folded...

Osaka wins Toray Pan Pacific, her 1st title on Japan soil

Sep. 22, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

Naomi Osaka won her first singles title since the Australian Open in January by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-2, 6-3 in the Toray Pan Pacific final on Sunday. Enjoying strong support from a parochial crowd, the former No. 1-ranked Osaka dominated the match with her powerful groundstrokes and broke...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Authorities on Saturday identified the four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah, and the tour group is dispatching employees from China to help those injured. Three women and one man perished in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of...

Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after some damage in south

Sep. 22, 2019 3:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon was heading northeast to Japan's main island of Honshu on Sunday after lashing parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rains and winds that caused flooding and some minor injuries. Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon after...

The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists

Sep. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in southern Utah. The tour group, organized by...