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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...

Explosion at gas factory in central China kills at least 12

Jul. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll has risen to 12 in a gas plant explosion in central China, authorities said Saturday. Another 13 people were seriously injured and three others remained missing, China's Ministry of Emergency Management said. About 270 firefighters and rescue workers have completed three...

Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed at event in China

Jul. 20, 2019 5:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach Saturday while attending an event in southern China, with police saying his injuries were not life-threatening. The motive was unclear. A suspect was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in...

Taiwan says it will treat Hong Kong asylum seekers humanely

Jul. 19, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she would follow "humanitarian principles" in dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong, which has been roiled by pro-democracy protests. Tsai made the comments after Radio Free Asia reported that more than a dozen protesters from Hong Kong have...

Hong Kong protesters use signals, Post-its to hone skills

Jul. 19, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's youth are no rookies when it comes to protests. The city's young activists have fine-tuned their strategies since Occupy Central in 2014, a months-long pro-democracy demonstration that ended without tangible victories. Using a range of new tactics, they have helped rally...

Large group of supporters greets Taiwan president in Denver

Jul. 19, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Taiwan's president was greeted by a large group of supporters and a handful of pro-China protesters as she entered a downtown Denver hotel before dinner. President Tsai Ing-wen plans to be in Colorado for two days on her way back home after visiting Caribbean countries with which Taiwan has...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....