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Beyonce! Hillary! Guests flood India for a very big wedding

Dec. 12, 2018 3:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of two billionaire scions is set to be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net worth at over...

Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

Dec. 12, 2018 3:04 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for progress in U.S.-China trade talks. ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 2.2 percent to 21,602.75. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up 1.4 percent to 5,653.50. South Korea's Kospi was up 1.4 percent at 2,082.57. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...

China says no information on detained ex-Canadian diplomat

Dec. 12, 2018 2:59 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it had no information about a former Canadian diplomat detained in Beijing in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a leading Chinese executive. While declining to confirm the detention of Michael Kovrig, ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the...

Google grilled in Congress: What's ahead for tech companies

Dec. 12, 2018 2:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month. The 3 1/2-hour hearing Tuesday hit upon familiar themes — online...

Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat

Dec. 12, 2018 12:25 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks. Hours before the bail hearing in Vancouver,...

Washington state combats collisions with new wildlife bridge

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) — Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands. For countless wildlife species, the busy highway is a border, constraining their movements and posing a fatal risk should...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Dec. 12, 2018 12:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump's campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and...

Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

Dec. 12, 2018 12:03 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it's part of a family tradition. Like his parents before him, he uses water from untreated sewage to tend to vegetables that are his...

Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

Dec. 11, 2018 11:18 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along with Arul...

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

Dec. 11, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men get top billing. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. Researchers found that in films with...