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Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...

Kashmir's main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers

Aug. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers carry automatic rifles and...

Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time

Aug. 10, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. This is some of the research astronomers say they have missed out on at 11 observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain as a protest blocks...

The Latest: Israel says suspects in soldier's death arrested

Aug. 10, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on violence at the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence (all times local): 9 p.m. The Israeli military says it has arrested Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier in the West Bank this week. The army said in a statement Saturday...

The Latest: Venezuela ambassador accuses US of wanting war

Aug. 6, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on relations between the United States and Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Venezuela's U.N. ambassador is accusing the Trump administration of "sabotaging" talks between President Nicolas Maduro's government and opposition, saying Washington is trying to start a war....

Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permit

Aug. 6, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred. The plan to start construction of...

Still blocked from Hawaii peak, telescope seeks Spain permit

Aug. 5, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The group behind a $1.4 billion telescope planned for Hawaii is applying for a permit to build in Spain as ongoing protests and a human blockade prevent them from starting construction on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak that some people consider sacred. The plan to start...

The Latest: Telescope officials say Hawaii is preferred site

Aug. 5, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the backers of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii seeking a building permit for alternative site in Spain (all times local): 1:15 a.m. The executive director of a telescope project that is being blocked from construction on Hawaii's Big Island says the decision to...

The Latest: HK police tear gas protesters in shopping area

Aug. 4, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Riot police in Hong Kong have fired rounds of tear gas at protesters occupying a high-end shopping area. The tear gas Sunday evening beat back most of the crowd, but some protesters resisted by throwing the canisters back at...

The Latest: Telescope staff secure facilities before storms

Jul. 31, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a protest against the construction of a new telescope in Hawaii (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Staffers from existing telescopes on Hawaii's tallest peak traveled up the mountain to secure their facilities as two storms approach the islands. East Asian Observatory Deputy...