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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Thousands join protest called by Haiti's art community

Oct. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of Haitians joined a protest in the capital Sunday called by the art community to demand President Jovenel Moïse resign, increasing pressure on the embattled leader after nearly a month of marches that have shuttered schools and businesses. Members of one art...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1775, the United States Navy had its origins as the Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet. On this date: In 1792, the cornerstone of the...

Thousands of protesters in Haiti loot stores, battle police

Oct. 11, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters clashed with police as they looted stores and tried to break through a barricade leading toward the residence of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Friday in one of the biggest demonstrations in weeks to demand his resignation. The violence came a day...

China complains about US visa restrictions

Oct. 10, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has accused the U.S. of harassing Chinese scholars, students, entrepreneurs and scientists, in part through the delay, denial or revocation of visas. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the actions have been taken "for some time." "This has thwarted normal...

Facebook CEO to appear before Congress on currency plan

Oct. 9, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress this month as the tech giant is under pressure from lawmakers and regulators over its massive market power and record of privacy breaches. Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat who heads the House Financial Services Committee,...

China demands US lift tech curbs, will 'safeguard' interests

Oct. 9, 2019 5:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned Wednesday it will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticized curbs imposed on sales of U.S. technology to a group of Chinese companies as interference in the country's...

Irish border residents worry about future if no-deal Brexit

Oct. 9, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

GREENORE, Ireland (AP) — The small ferry moves gently across the calm waters of Carlingford Lough, connecting the picturesque hamlet of Greencastle in Northern Ireland with the village of Greenore, a mile and a half away in the Republic of Ireland. It began sailing a little more than two years ago, saving...

Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit. The sobering forecast Tuesday wasn't entirely unexpected, given an industrywide glut that has forced chipmakers to slash prices to clear out...

Parent of Toys R Us teams up with Target to power online biz

Oct. 8, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of Toys R Us is turning to a key rival to restart its e-commerce business ahead of the holiday shopping season. Tru Kids Brands is teaming up with discounter Target Corp. to relaunch Toysrus.com, according to a joint release. The site, which launched Tuesday, features...