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Chaos as Hong Kong lawmakers thwart leader's annual address

Oct. 16, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Calling her "the mother of the mafia police," yelling pro-democracy lawmakers twice forced Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to stop delivering a speech laying out her policy objectives Wednesday and then clamored for her resignation in chaotic scenes that caused her to walk out of the...

Column: Clumsy words tarnish the LeBron brand

Oct. 16, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LeBron James had time, and plenty of it, to figure out how best to answer the questions he knew were coming. Long days in hotel rooms in China and a long flight home gave him every chance to carefully craft a response to a controversy he had no part in making but one that directly affects his bank account....

Australia wants trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia, Peru

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia wants bilateral free trade deals with Hong Kong, Indonesia and Peru to take effect early next year, the trade minister said Wednesday, adding that the Hong Kong treaty supports its unique status within China. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham introduced legislation into...

The Latest: China threatens retaliation against US HK bill

Oct. 16, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's protests (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. China says it will take countermeasures after the U.S. House of Representatives passed three bills showing support for protesters in Hong Kong. China's foreign ministry said Wednesday in a statement posted to its website...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 16, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% to 22,476.70, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.2% to 6,729.50. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was unchanged at 26,505.95, while...

Asian shares rise after Wall Street gain on solid earnings

Oct. 15, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.6% in morning trading to 22,554.05, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1.0% to 6,720.10, while South Korea's Kospi added 0.6% to...

House backs 3 bills to support protests in Hong Kong

Oct. 15, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed three bills Tuesday aimed at showing U.S. support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The action follows months of protests over the Beijing government's aggressive attempts to enforce control over the semi-autonomous territory. One of the bills condemns China's...

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

Oct. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans...

United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

Oct. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and United raised its forecast of full-year profit. United indicated that demand for leisure and business travel...

Harden and Westbrook back together to chase title in Houston

Oct. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden and Russell Westbrook are thrilled to be reunited in Houston and can't wait to prove they will work just fine together. And Harden knows the rest of the team is excited about the addition of the eight-time All-Star as well. "I enjoy it but I know that everybody else enjoys it,...