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Activist compares Beijing's rule in Hong Kong to colonialism

Aug. 14, 2018 5:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule over the city as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand that the event be canceled. The Chinese government swiftly criticized the talk, saying...

The Latest: Trump denies using racial slur on tapes

Aug. 13, 2018 10:13 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 10:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says he received a call from the producer of "The Apprentice" assuring him that no tapes exist of him using the N-word, as former White House adviser Omarosa...

Newspaper: rally deaths likely higher than official count

Aug. 13, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The total number of traffic fatalities for this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota may be higher than the state's official count of four, according to a newspaper. The Rapid City Journal counted at least nine deaths associated with the rally. The newspaper determined that...

Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges; reality TV rerun?

Aug. 13, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Trump accused Manigault Newman, the former...

Congressman's son rips him for 'ruining' FBI agent's career

Aug. 13, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

The son of a powerful Republican congressman lambasted his father on Twitter on Monday for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent who had sent anti-Trump text messages during the Russia investigation. The son of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte also began soliciting campaign donations on Sunday for the...

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel eliminates most newsroom jobs

Aug. 13, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel has cut seven of its eight newsroom employees but says it will maintain its website and a page within The Journal Gazette six days a week. News-Sentinel Publisher Michael Christman told The Journal Gazette the cuts made Friday were "a business...

Newspaper's a 'constant' for Pearl scholarship recipient

Aug. 13, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The latest recipient of a college scholarship named for a slain Wall Street Journal reporter says newspapers have been "a constant" in his life. Noah Hochfelder, a recent graduate of Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Daniel Pearl Berkshire...

China newspaper defends Xinjiang Muslim crackdown

Aug. 13, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's campaign of pressure against the country's Uighur Muslim minority has prevented the far-northwestern region of Xinjiang from "becoming 'China's Syria' or 'China's Libya,'" an official Communist Party newspaper said Monday. The Global Times editorial came after a U.N....

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

Aug. 12, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drew immediate fire from...

4 Jordanian troops, 3 suspected militants dead in clash

Aug. 12, 2018 9:14 AM EDT

SALT, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian search teams pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official said Sunday, hours after assailants opened fire and set off explosions that killed four members of the security forces trying to storm the building. The clash...