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Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

Transit system apologizes to black rider cuffed for eating

Nov. 11, 2019 6:51 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform after an outcry from people who assailed enforcement of a no-food rule as racist. More than two dozen people...

Brother of Michigan State star dies after being hit by train

Nov. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — The brother of Michigan State basketball star Cassius Winston has died after being struck by an Amtrak train Saturday night. Scott Kipp, Albion's Chief of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that Zachary Winston died after being hit by a westbound train in Albion. Zachary Winston, of...

Police: Man stabs woman on train in Italy in 'personal' act

Nov. 7, 2019 9:18 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police say a man stabbed a woman, seriously wounding her, on a high-speed train near Modena. Police say a second person was slightly injured. Railroad police official Annarita Santantonio told Sky TG24 TV that the attack Thursday appears to have been "personal in nature." Santantonio...

In Berlin, quirky reminders linger from East-West divide

Nov. 4, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital — divided for decades by bricks and barbed wire — has slowly grown back together. Few visible scars remain other than those intentionally left in place to remind Berliners and tourists of the brutal border that...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 1, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DIVIDED HOUSE APPROVES DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT RULES Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump by 232-196, underscoring the partisan breach in the chamber. 2. WHO IS...

Pakistan to use DNA tests to identify train fire victims

Nov. 1, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's forensic experts will carry out DNA tests to identify most of the victims of the massive train fire in eastern Punjab province the previous day that killed 74 people and injured dozens, officials said Friday. The tests are are required to identify as many as 52 charred...

Survivors say burning train took 20 minutes to stop, 74 dead

Oct. 31, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A raging fire swept through a train in Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province on Thursday, killing 74 people, and survivors said afterward it took nearly 20 minutes for the train to stop amid contradictory reports about the condition of the train's brakes. Three carriages were consumed...

The Latest: Fire on moving train kills 74

Oct. 31, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the train fire in Pakistan's Punjab province (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A Pakistani official says the death toll from a horrific train fire that broke out after a cooking gas stove used by passengers for cooking breakfast exploded has risen further to 74. Kaleem...