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Girardi out, Brosius in as US manager for Olympic qualifiers

Oct. 16, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Girardi quit as manager of the U.S. baseball team trying to qualify for the Olympics before it played a single game. Girardi said Wednesday he is leaving to pursue a major league managing job. There are seven current openings. He will be replaced by Scott Brosius, who had been...

The Latest: China envoy says halting Syria war good for all

Oct. 16, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:25 p.m. China's U.N. ambassador says it is "in the general interest of all countries to stop the military action" in northeastern Syria. Zhang Jun commented to reporters Wednesday after the U.N. Security Council...

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

Oct. 16, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments. The release of the new rules was accompanied by...

US says it will require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with American educators, researchers, gov't officials

Oct. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US says it will require Chinese diplomats to report contacts with American educators, researchers, gov't officials.

US stock indexes veer mostly lower as traders weigh earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

Technology companies led the major U.S. stock indexes mostly lower Wednesday afternoon, placing the market on track to give back some of its gains from the day before. The modest losses came as investors weighed mixed data on the economy and continued to pore over corporate earnings reports. The Commerce...

Fed survey finds US economy being hurt by trade battles

Oct. 16, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy was expanding at a modest pace in September and into October despite the fact manufacturing was being hurt by rising trade tensions and weaker global growth while adverse weather was affecting farmers. The Federal Reserve, issuing its latest assessment of business...

Kim rides horse on sacred peak, vows to fight US sanctions

Oct. 16, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea released a series of photos Wednesday showing leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse to a sacred mountain he has often climbed before making key decisions. Near the mountain, Kim reportedly vowed to overcome U.S.-led sanctions that he said had both pained and...

Olympic marathons set to move out of Tokyo to cooler north

Oct. 16, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Amid concern about the expected searing heat in Tokyo, the IOC wants to move the 2020 Olympic marathons 800 kilometers (500 miles) north to find cooler and safer race conditions. The International Olympic Committee detailed a new plan Wednesday to stage the marathons and race walking events...

Japan searches for North Korean boat crew who fell into sea

Oct. 16, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard was searching for seven crew members who went missing after a wooden North Korean fishing boat carrying 14 people capsized off Japan's northwestern coast, officials said Wednesday. The coast guard said it dispatched four patrol vessels and two aircraft after receiving...

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...