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Hong Kong leader: PR firms decline to restore city's image

Sep. 17, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that international public relations firms have turned down the government's requests to help restore the city's reputation after months of pro-democracy protests. The firms responded that "the time is not right" as the violence and unrest in the...

Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California

Sep. 17, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a rare visit to California, a Democratic stronghold where he is expected to rake in millions of dollars during a series of fundraisers for his reelection effort that are almost certain to be met with jeering protests. Trump has routinely mocked...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes...

Trump vows to win most-Hispanic state in 2020 at rally

Sep. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to bolster his re-election chances Monday with a political rally in the border state of New Mexico, appealing directly to Hispanic voters with a message of economic prosperity, while doubling down on his hard-line border enforcement stance. Trump...

In leaderless Hong Kong movement, Joshua Wong just 1 voice

Sep. 16, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Overseas, Joshua Wong has emerged as a prominent face of Hong Kong's months-long protests for full democracy. At home, he is just another protester. The 22-year-old activist, who rose to fame as a leader of democracy protests five years ago, speaks to a U.S. congressional committee on...

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Sep. 16, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of a news...

Activists seek police video of black man arrested, tethered

Sep. 16, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Protesters marched to demand the release of police body camera footage showing the arrest of a homeless black man who was tethered with a rope and paraded through a Texas city by white officers on horseback. Images shared online of the two Galveston police officers leading Donald...

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Sep. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change. Organizers said Monday that more than 800 events were planned in the...

Video deleted from Minnesota first lady's tense policy forum

Sep. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A deleted video from a forum that turned tense over racial issues demonstrates some of the political risks in Minnesota first lady Gwen Walz's push for criminal justice reform. Walz and staffers in the governor's office wanted to promote an upcoming PBS documentary about rigorous...

French professionals join forces to protest pension changes

Sep. 16, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris Monday in a new protest against the government's planned pension changes. The protest saw lawyers, doctors, nurses and others in regulated professions vent their displeasure at the proposed changes...