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Last holdouts surrounded by police at Hong Kong university

Nov. 19, 2019 4:37 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday, unsure what to do next as food supplies dwindled and a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200...

Group: Egypt targets relatives of dissidents living abroad

Nov. 19, 2019 4:31 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested, raided houses and imposed travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism. Human Rights Watch says Tuesday it has since 2016 documented 28 cases which include...

The Latest: HK court blocks activist Joshua Wong’s travel

Nov. 19, 2019 4:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Pro-democracy group Demosisto says a Hong Kong court has rejected activist Joshua Wong’s appeal to change his bail conditions and travel abroad. Demosisto said Tuesday on its Facebook page that Hong Kong’s High...

Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup links

Nov. 19, 2019 2:04 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 133 military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that 101 of the suspects were...

No charges yet for men in deadly Halloween shooting

Nov. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday that they won’t immediately file criminal charges against five men arrested on suspicion of shooting up a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party, killing five people. The Contra Costa County district attorney’s office couldn’t meet the...

4 men arrested in deadly California Halloween shooting freed

Nov. 19, 2019 1:23 AM EST

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on no charges being filed in California Halloween shooting (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Four of five men arrested in connection with a shooting that killed five people at a California Halloween party have been freed from custody after prosecutors declined to file criminal...

Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Rep. Omar of Minn.

Nov. 18, 2019 9:07 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Patrick Carlineo entered the plea Monday in Rochester, admitting to charges that carry up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set for Feb. 14. U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr....

16-year-old killed when shots fired into Dallas-area home

Nov. 18, 2019 7:53 PM EST

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old high school football player was fatally shot in suburban Dallas when someone fired into a home after several people were kicked out of a party there. Plano police say the shooting happened Saturday evening. The nearby Allen Independent School District...

Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters

Nov. 18, 2019 7:31 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped overnight Tuesday in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. In yet another escalation for the movement, protests raged...

Professor who wrote corruption book charged with laundering

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida professor of international studies who co-wrote a book about organized crime was arrested Monday on federal charges that he laundered corruption proceeds from Venezuela. Bruce Bagley, 73, of Coral Gables, Florida, was freed on $300,000 bail after an appearance in Miami federal...