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Hammer attack, thwarted speech stir more chaos in Hong Kong

Oct. 16, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Assailants with hammers attacked a protest organizer and lawmakers shouting abuse forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to abandon a speech in the legislature, in two dramas Wednesday that highlighted the chaos gripping the semi-autonomous Chinese territory after more than four months of...

Probe uncovers high-level unease over Trump, Giuliani moves

Oct. 16, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry is exposing new details about unease in the State Department and White House about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and those of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. One witness said it appeared "three amigos" tied to the White House had taken...

The Latest: HK protest organizer attacked with hammers

Oct. 16, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): ___ 10:05 p.m. Organizers of some of the giant demonstrations that have shaken Hong Kong say one of their leading activists has been attacked by assailants with hammers, leaving him bloody but conscious. The Civil Human Rights Front...

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

Oct. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs Tuesday of easing. The testimony from the...

Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Oct. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash. But in fact, the move had been in the works...

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Oct. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands...

Atlantic City transfers power amid corruption - yet again

Oct. 15, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and saltwater taffy. But that came to an end this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire fraud,...

Haiti president breaks silence, says will not resign

Oct. 15, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Jovenel Moïse broke his silence Tuesday and said it would be irresponsible for him to resign amid Haiti's unrest, which has entered a fifth week of deadly protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools. Moïse said during a surprise news...

The Latest: Councilman Marty Small named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the selection of Marty Small as Atlantic City's new mayor (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Council members in Atlantic City have named Council President Marty Small the city's new mayor at a special meeting. Small has been serving as acting mayor since former Mayor...

President of Bulgarian soccer resigns after fan racism, loss

Oct. 15, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the country's soccer federation resigned on Tuesday. A few hours later, Bulgarian special police forces raided the...