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Hong Kong cancels China national day fireworks amid protests

Sep. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending. The city issued a terse statement saying the show over its famed Victoria Harbour had been canceled "in view of the latest situation...

Today in History

Aug. 24, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2019. There are 129 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well...

LEADING OFF: Thor throws as deadline nears, Rays vs Red Sox

Jul. 30, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: STILL A MET (FOR NOW) Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox, and it could be his final appearance with the club. The hard-throwing 26-year-old changed his bio on Twitter over the weekend to read "Pitcher for the New...

Today in History

Jul. 30, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2019. There are 154 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 30, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure making "In God We Trust" the national motto, replacing "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one). On this date: In...

LEADING OFF: Thor throws as deadline nears, Rays vs Red Sox

Jul. 29, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: STILL A MET (FOR NOW) Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard (7-5, 4.33) is set to start against the White Sox, and it could be his final appearance with the club. The hard-throwing 26-year-old changed his bio on Twitter over the weekend to read "Pitcher for the...