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Asian shares mostly decline on global technology downturn

Aug. 08, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Tuesday amid a global fall in technology shares, including Japan's SoftBank, which has reported hefty losses caused by the market downturn. Such worries are coming on top of concerns about inflation and what central banks might do to curb...

Minnesota primary expected to set Walz, Jensen matchup

Aug. 08, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen, already jousting for months in Minnesota's marquee race for governor, headed into Tuesday's primary expecting easy victories to formalize their fall matchup. Walz was seeking his second term under...

Polls open in Kenyan presidential election said to be tight

Aug. 08, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Polls opened Tuesday in Kenya's unusual presidential election, where a longtime opposition leader who is backed by the outgoing president faces the deputy president who styles himself as the outsider. The election is considered close, and East Africa’s...

China closes Potala Palace after COVID-19 reported in Tibet

Aug. 08, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have closed Tibet’s famed Potala Palace after a minor outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in the Himalayan region. The action underscores China’s continued adherence to its “zero-COVID” policy, mandating lockdowns, routine testing,...

Trump says FBI conducted search at his Mar-a-Lago estate

Aug. 08, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 08, 2022 22:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor said in a statement that she tested positive for the virus Monday evening and is experiencing mild symptoms. Whitmer said she plans to follow proper guidance and...

Man shoots woman with own gun, takes child hostage

Aug. 08, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A man who forced his way into a Southern California home shot a woman with her own gun and then held her young daughter at gunpoint before surrendering to police, authorities said Monday. Erin Mauldin, 34, was arrested Sunday after he heeded orders to put...

Appeals court restores death sentence for family's death

Aug. 08, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday restored the death sentence of a bank robber convicted of killing his best friend, his friend’s fiancée and their three children. In a 32-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a...

Trump House pick overtakes Rep. who voted for impeachment

Aug. 08, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent, who challenged incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, has taken a narrow lead in the race for the second spot in Washington state’s top two primary. Under the state's...

Cambodian ambassador: Looted artworks are 'souls' of culture

Aug. 08, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cambodia’s ambassador to the United States said Monday that the transfer of 30 antiquities by U.S. law enforcement authorities to his country was a return of the “souls of our culture.” Ambassador Keo Chhea spoke at a ceremony where a 10th century sculpture,...