Government and politics

In this April 2, 2007 file photo, Bangladeshi police escort Tarique Rahman, to Dhaka Court, in Dhaka. A Bangladeshi tribunal has sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for a deadly attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The tribunal in Dhaka delivered a verdict Wednesday on nearly 50 cases stemming from the grenade attack 14 years ago that killed two dozen people and wounded hundreds. Two former Cabinet ministers were condemned to death. Jailed former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman received a life sentence. Eleven defendants were given six months to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File)
October 10, 2018 - 1:20 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi tribunal sentenced 19 people to death and the opposition's heir-apparent to life imprisonment Wednesday for a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Judge Shahed Nuruddin delivered the...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea is seen from the Taesungdong freedom village inside the demilitarized zone during a press tour in Paju, South Korea. South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, said the water is being supplied to a liaison office between the countries that opened in Kaesong in September 2018 and has been provided to the town's residents as well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
October 09, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on South Korea saying it's considering lifting sanctions against North Korea to help diplomacy (all times local): 3:10 p.m. South Korea's foreign minister says Seoul is considering lifting some of its unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang to create more...
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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, and Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez listen to report as they attend a military drill in Taoyuan city, Nothern Taiwan, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. President Benitez is in Taiwan to attend the Taiwan National day on Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
October 09, 2018 - 10:08 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called on China Wednesday not to be a "source of conflict" and pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats. In a National Day address, Tsai said the best way to defend Taiwan was to "make it indispensable and...
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This shows the Crest Inn Suites & Cottages outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. The location is also the business address for Prestige Limousine service involved in Saturday's fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y., that killed 20 people owned by Shahed Hussain. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
October 09, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — Relatives of the limousine driver involved in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York said Tuesday they believe he was unwittingly assigned an unsafe vehicle. The family of Scott Lisinicchia released a statement through a lawyer shortly after another attorney...
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President Trump delivers remarks Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 5:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered out between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer force under close federal court supervision. Attorney General Jeff...
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This undated photo provided by Alqasem family shows Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student with Palestinian grandparents, who landed at Ben-Gurion Airport Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, with a valid student visa. But she was barred from entering the country and ordered deported, based on suspicions that she supports the BDS boycott movement. An Israeli court ordered that she remain in custody while she appeals. The weeklong detention is the longest anyone has been held in a boycott-related case. (Alqasem family via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:44 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and...
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Xavier McKenzie puts a twenty pound bag of ice into his family's car in Panama City, Fla., as Hurricane Michael approaches on Tuesday, Oct.9, 2018. He and his family do not live in a storm surge area, and instead prepared for losing power for days. (Joshua Boucher/News Herald via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:38 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A fast and furious Hurricane Michael sped toward the Florida Panhandle on Tuesday with 120 mph winds and a potential storm surge of 13 feet, giving tens of thousands of people precious little time to get out or board up. Drawing energy from the warm waters of the Gulf of...
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FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Shane Fernando takes a photo of fallen trees near his home in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Fernando is worried about the approach of Hurricane Michael because he sustained tree damage to his house in Florence and has tarps covering parts of the exterior. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
October 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina...
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October 09, 2018 - 1:39 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A senior Israeli cabinet minister sent a letter Monday to the University of Michigan president over campus incidents that the politician described as showing a "vitriolic hatred against the Jewish state." Naftali Bennett, the minister responsible for education and diaspora affairs,...
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October 09, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate's vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a time to celebrate at Fox News Channel. The network recorded its biggest Saturday audience in more than a decade. The Nielsen company said Fox reached 4.34 million viewers for the Senate vote, the biggest...
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