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Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM 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...

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...

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...

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...

Harden caps preseason with a scoring flourish

Oct. 19, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn't there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes — 18 of those points coming in the third quarter — and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the...

Fans support Hong Kong, Tibet at Nets' 1st game since China

Oct. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of fans held signs, wore shirts and chanted support for Hong Kong and Tibet in the Brooklyn Nets' first game since returning from China. The fans sat behind the backboard near the Nets' bench at Barclays Center in their 123-107 loss to Toronto on Friday night. The Nets returned this...

Hong Kong protesters mock China leaders, defy face mask ban

Oct. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters donned cartoon character masks and mocked China's leaders while forming human chains in defiance of a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Gathering along the city's subway lines Friday night, many protest supporters masqueraded as Winnie the Pooh...

NBA says Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies claim

Oct. 18, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Morey fired, a spokesman for China's...

Global markets brush off disconcerting data out of China

Oct. 18, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Global markets largely brushed off more disconcerting economic signals from China, which on Friday reported that its economy grew at its slowest pace in 26 years last quarter. The 6% growth pace China reported for July-September was worse than most economists were expecting, highlighting a...

China legislature blasts US Congress over Hong Kong

Oct. 18, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ceremonial legislature is attacking legislation in the U.S. Congress to support pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. A spokesman for the National People's Congress says the legislation "violates the basic norms of international law and international relations" and "grossly interferes...