Government and politics

September 12, 2018 - 4:15 am
RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. She was 12, and a dog. The Enquirer reports Rabbit Hash's first female mayor, Lucy Lou, died Sept. 10. The colorful political figure was a fixture in the media,...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 12, 2018 - 2:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country ahead of expected trade tariffs from Washington. European indexes mostly rose after a downbeat Asian session. British treasury chief Philip Hammond's...
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FILE - This April 6, 2016, file photo shows Alice Wells, the U.S.'s top diplomat for South Asia, during her meeting with Syrian refugees at the International Airport of Amman, Jordan. The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchange, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations, said Taliban officials in separate interviews in recent days. Speaking on condition they stay anonymous because they are not authorized to speak to the media, Taliban officials recounted details of a meeting held in July with Alice Wells, Washington’s top envoy to the region.(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:16 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban are ready for a second round of talks with the U.S., possibly this month, which is likely to focus on prisoner exchanges, confidence building measures, and ways to move from back-door meetings to formal negotiations, said Taliban officials in separate interviews in...
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Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua, left, shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during their meeting at the Government Office Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hu is in Hanoi to attend the three-day World Economic Forum on ASEAN. (Nhac Nguyen/Pool photo via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 1:16 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries said Wednesday that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat to the world economy. Uncertainty and destabilizing factors threaten to undermine growth, Chinese...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as delivers a speech during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 12, 2018 - 1:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday suggested that Russia and Japan should sign a much-anticipated peace treaty formally ending hostilities from World War II before the end of the year. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pushing for a way forward in the dispute,...
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Men carry a dead body with a civilian vehicle in Momandara district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 25 and wounding about 130, a provincial official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)
September 12, 2018 - 12:31 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials Wednesday. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 165 others were wounded in...
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Protesters in the shooting death of Botham Jean, gather at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 in Dallas. Jean was shot Thursday by off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, who says she mistook his apartment for hers. (Shaban Athuman /The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 10:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake. They expressed contrition, turned the case over to independent investigators and reached out to the victim's family. That proactive approach appeared to tamp...
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Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, center, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila, right, hold a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former President Luiz inacio Lula da Silva is in jail for corruption in Curitiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Brazil’s Workers’ Party replaced da Silva with Haddad as its candidate for October’s general election, clarifying one of the biggest question marks hanging over the vote to lead Latin America’s largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
September 11, 2018 - 9:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers' Party ticket in October's presidential election. "I want everyone who would vote for me to vote for...
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The Miami Marlins and the New York Mets joins members of the New York police and fire departments on the field for pregame ceremonies before a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 11, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a way, Don Mattingly was about as far from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York City as an ex-ballplayer could be on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The former New York Yankees captain was cleaning out stalls on his horse farm in Indiana when he heard the horrible news on...
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Bottles of Cherry Coca-Cola with portraits of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett are stacked near a dispatch rider's bike in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 11, 2018 - 8:00 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, a business group says. The disclosure Tuesday is the first public confirmation...
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