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Police launch tear gas as Hong Kong protest turns violent

Jul. 21, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's protest movement took a violent turn on Sunday, as police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive march continued late into the evening, and subway riders were attacked by masked assailants who apparently were targeting pro-democracy demonstrators. The firing of the...

The Latest: Attackers beat Hong Kong protesters in subway

Jul. 21, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Monday Hong Kong media have released video footage showing masked assailants attacking commuters in a subway station. Among those attacked were protesters clad in their trademark black clothing and yellow hard hats. The...

Hong Kong police throw tear gas bombs at protesters while attempting to disperse them

Jul. 21, 2019 10:46 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police throw tear gas bombs at protesters while attempting to disperse them.

Ledecky stunned in 400 free at worlds; Sun wins record title

Jul. 21, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-meter...

US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China Sea

Jul. 21, 2019 3:49 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States said it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam accuses Beijing of violating its sovereignty. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement that China's...

Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

Jul. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday...

Death toll rises to 15 in Chinese gas plant explosion

Jul. 20, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three rounds of...

16-year-old Preston Summerhays wins US Junior Amateur

Jul. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Preston Summerhays won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday, beating Bo Jin of China 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final at Inverness Club. "I don't even know how to explain how it felt," Summerhays said. "It's just one of my goals being accomplished." Summerhays, the 16-year-old...

China launches STAR, tech stock market to boost industry

Jul. 20, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Trading starts Monday on a Chinese stock market for high-tech companies that play a key role in official development plans that are straining relations with Washington. Regulators have approved 25 companies in information technology and other fields seen by communist leaders as a path to...

Hong Kong police seize explosives as rival camps rally

Jul. 20, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong discovered a stash of a powerful homemade explosive as the semi-autonomous Chinese city readied for another major pro-democracy protest on Sunday following a pro-Beijing rally that attracted thousands. Police said they found about 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of TATP and...