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Asian shares up on hopes that US, China will solve dispute

Oct. 16, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.3 percent to 22,317.06. The Kospi in South Korea recovered 0.1 percent to 2,145.71....

Today in History

Oct. 16, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2018. There are 76 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded. On this date: In 1758, American lexicographer Noah Webster was born in Hartford,...

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

Oct. 15, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:25 a.m. A Washington lobbying firm has told Saudi Arabia it will no longer represent the kingdom, as international furor builds over the...

Man convicted of killing neighbor while she cleared snow

Oct. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of killing his neighbor while she cleared snow has been found guilty of first-degree murder. Wendell Popejoy is set to be sentenced on Nov. 5. Popejoy faces a mandatory life prison term without the possibility of parole for the December 2017 killing...

Inmate convicted of capital murder in prison guard's death

Oct. 15, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

ANSON, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate has been convicted of capital murder in the slaying of a female prison guard. KTXS-TV reports that a Jones County jury deliberated less than three hours Monday before finding 24-year-old Dillion Compton guilty in the death of Mari Johnson. Prosecutors will seek the death...

Ex-West Virginia player faces child sex charge in Georgia

Oct. 15, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. Authorities say Justin Crawford was arrested after a 12-year-old girl told her mother Crawford had sex with her Saturday in his Columbus home. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer...

Police to file criminal complaint after fetus remains found

Oct. 15, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit said they would file a criminal complaint against the owners after the remains of 10 fetuses and one infant were found hidden in a former funeral home that had lost its license when decomposing embalmed bodies were found there earlier this year. A criminal complaint will be...

Judge denies release of alleged Charlottesville rioter

Oct. 15, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California man accused of traveling across the country for a white nationalist rally in Virginia that turned deadly has been ordered detained until his trial. Cole Evan White is charged along with three other men with traveling to incite riots and conspiracy to riot. The August...

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

Oct. 15, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday that "rogue killers" could be responsible for the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an explanation offering U.S. ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm. The Saudis continued to deny they...

Man who killed his parents requests lighter sentence

Oct. 15, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man sentenced to life in prison without parole as a teenager for killing his parents hopes a judge will reconsider the case and give him a lighter sentence. WMUR-TV reports that a resentencing hearing in Strafford County Superior Court began Monday over whether Robert...