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Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally Sunday, as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses, and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland...

AP Sources: China in line to host 2021 Club World Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

China is in line to be chosen by FIFA as host of the first edition of the expanded 24-team Club World Cup in 2021. FIFA's decision-making body will meet in Shanghai on Thursday to select the venue of its revamped tournament for clubs that is due to be staged every four years, replacing the little-regarded current...

Thomas wins again at CJ Cup in South Korea

Oct. 20, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas pulled away from Danny Lee in the final hour and closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges for the second time in two years. Thomas won for the 11th time on the PGA Tour and the second time in his last four starts. He was one shot...

Kang shoots tournament record to win LPGA Shanghai

Oct. 20, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Danielle Kang shot a bogey-free 2 under 70 to win the Buick LPGA Shanghai for the second consecutive year on Sunday with a tournament record 16-under par 272. The 27-year-old American began the day one stroke behind compatriot Jessica Korda, who shot a final-round 72 to finish second at 15...

Hong Kong activist stabbed as protesters gird for march

Oct. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A man distributing leaflets near a wall with pro-democracy messages was stabbed and wounded, as Hong Kong anti-government protesters prepared to hold an unauthorized march Sunday to press their demands. Police said they arrested a 22-year-old man Saturday in connection with the knife...

Finance officials pledge to combat global economic slowdown

Oct. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance officials wrapped up their fall meetings on Saturday with a pledge to "employ all appropriate tools" to combat the weakest global growth in a decade, but there was little evidence of progress in easing trade tensions, a major source of the slowdown. The policy-setting...

AP Photos: Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic

Oct. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Winnie the Pooh, Guy Fawkes, Pepe the Frog — these are the new faces of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement. Demonstrators masqueraded Friday night as their favorite characters in defiance of the government's ban this month on face coverings at public gatherings. Protesters...

Korda takes 1-shot lead in Shanghai with 6-under 66

Oct. 19, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Jessica Korda shot a 6-under 66 in the third round, with eight birdies and two bogeys, to take a one-shot lead at the Buick LPGA Shanghai on Saturday. "I've been struggling a little bit with my swing, so I've been working on it every day. It's slowly starting to kind of take its groove,"...

Hong Kong says murder suspect wants to surrender to Taiwan

Oct. 19, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Saturday the murder suspect whose case inadvertently helped ignite the city's protest movement wants to surrender to authorities in Taiwan. Carrie Lam told reporters that Hong Kong's government would "actively follow up on" a letter she received from Chan Tong-kai...

The art of the boast: Trump's a master

Oct. 19, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's never just a deal. President Donald Trump's penchant for overselling his accomplishments has been on vivid display in recent days as he hailed his Syria cease-fire as a boon for civilization and claimed his trade agreement with China was the biggest ever. The economy is the...