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Police surround last holdouts at Hong Kong university

Nov. 19, 2019 5:52 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. Police played a waiting game after 10 days of some of the most intense protests the city has...

Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment

Nov. 19, 2019 5:51 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have ruled that an engineer at Toyota was suffering from power harassment on the job when he killed himself after being constantly ridiculed by his boss. Toyota Motor Corp. acknowledged the case after reports of the ruling emerged Tuesday. The company said it hopes to...

The Latest: China accuses US of ‘double standards’ on HK

Nov. 19, 2019 5:47 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 6 p.m. China has accused America of “double standards” after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Hong Kong government bears the prime responsibility for restoring calm to the former British colony. Chinese foreign...

Protesters force postponement of Lebanese parliament session

Nov. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallying against the Lebanese political elite blocked roads in central Beirut on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers from reaching the parliament and forcing the postponement of a legislative session. The session had been scheduled even though the country is still without a...

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville. The special election will be Jan. 14 for the 38th District seat, which covers Bullitt County and part of Louisville. The 79-year-old Republican...

Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form government

Nov. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory. With many executive powers clipped and the opposition in control of a powerful Parliament, the former defense official who inspires respect but also fear may have difficulty...

Georgia’s ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 2:56 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

New Hampshire fuel assistance program opens 2 weeks early

Nov. 19, 2019 1:01 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Fuel Assistance Program has opened two weeks early, with nearly $25 million in federal funding. Known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the assistance program provides assistance to people whose annual household income is at or below 60% of the...

House Dems set to choose leader of powerful Oversight panel

Nov. 19, 2019 12:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Three veteran lawmakers, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney of...

US prison system long plagued by staffing crisis, violence

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice Department has largely stayed out of the public view. The death of billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein and the...