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Hong Kong govt: Violence is harmful, won't solve divisions

Sep. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government reiterated that violence is not the solution after an unapproved march descended into chaos with police firing tear gas and water cannons after demonstrators lobbed Molotov cocktails at government buildings, blocked traffic and set fires. The government in a...

Chile's Niemann wins by 6 shots at The Greenbrier

Sep. 15, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Joaquin Niemann is going to give International Team captain Ernie Els something to think about when he makes his captain's picks for the Presidents Cup. Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour, shooting a 6-under 64 on Sunday for a six-stroke...

Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban

Sep. 15, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. A mixed crowd of...

Gasol completes historic double, Spain wins World Cup

Sep. 15, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. He's getting good at hoisting trophies. Gasol got to bask in a championship celebration for the second time in...

Philly's mahjong club brings game to bottle shops, cafes

Sep. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sarah Wright stared at the row of 13 mahjong tiles in front of her, each etched with Chinese characters and numbers. Her brow furrowed in concentration as she eyed her opponents' rows. When it was her turn, Wright drew a tile from the "wall" — two rows of mahjong tiles stacked...

Pliskova overcomes rain and Martic to win Zhengzhou Open

Sep. 15, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ZHENGZHOU, China (AP) — Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova overcame rain delays and an early deficit to beat Petra Martic 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. Rain halted play in the first set after seventh-seeded Martic went 2-0 ahead. When play resumed, Pliskova won the next three games and...

FIBA will look to ease travel burdens at 2023 World Cup

Sep. 15, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — FIBA will look at adjusting travel demands on teams at the next World Cup, after this tournament in China led to many complaints about the distances that nations participating in the knockout stages had to cover without much time to prepare for games. Some teams faced major travel challenges...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...

No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary

Sep. 15, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1. Flying activities that affect flight safety are prohibited in...

Today in History

Sep. 15, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2019. There are 107 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. (Three Ku Klux Klansmen were...