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Paire, Hurkacz advance to Winston-Salem Open final

Aug. 23, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Top-seeded Benoit Paire and third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz advanced to the Winston-Salem Open final Friday night. Paire rallied to beat Steve Johnson 1-6, 6-0, 6-0 before Hurkacz upset Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4. Paire, a Frenchman ranked 30th in the world, will try to win his third...

Trump heads to France after ratcheting up China trade war

Aug. 23, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to France for an annual summit of leaders of the world's richest democracies. Trump departed Washington late Friday hours after he escalated a long-running trade fight with China by raising tariffs. Trump also blamed the state of the U.S. economy on the...

Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey

Aug. 23, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington now lists its destination as a port in Turkey. The crew of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, changed its listed destination in its Automatic...

Chinese police free detained UK consulate staffer

Aug. 23, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese police said Saturday an employee at the British Consulate in Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland has been released. Public security authorities in Shenzhen said Simon Cheng Man-kit was released as scheduled after 15 days of administrative detention. The Luohu public security...

Bolsonaro to send army to fight huge fires in the Amazon

Aug. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

PORT VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to protest his environmental policies. Brazilian forces will deploy...

Hong Kong protesters form human chains to call for democracy

Aug. 23, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement lined the streets and part of the city's harbor front Friday, inspired by a human chain in a historic Baltic states protest against Soviet control 30 years ago. Some raised linked hands while others switched on their smartphone lights and...

Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegations

Aug. 23, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Placido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have canceled performances,...

North Carolina allows bar code ballots despite voter outcry

Aug. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials on Friday certified bar code ballots for use in elections starting next year despite an outcry that they can't be trusted by voters uncertain their choices are accurately counted. The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to allow a voting-machine maker...

US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Aug. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. The State Department says in a letter to Congress that re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk is part of a broader...

Putin orders Russia to respond after US missile test

Aug. 23, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its...