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Mon. 8:47 a.m.: Protests disrupt Hong Kong work day as leader vows to remain

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts today in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands, including that the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's leader resign. Police again deployed tear gas in the Wong ...

Mon. 8:42 a.m.: India government revokes disputed Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order today as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. Home Minister Amit Shah ...

Mon. 8:33 a.m.: Ford shows most powerful street-legal Mustang with 760 hp

DETROIT (AP) — The most powerful street-legal Ford Mustang ever built will go on sale this fall. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will crank out 760 horsepower in the 2020 Shelby GT500. The new version has a beefed-up suspension and brakes. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission that ...

Ryan suspends his campaign

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, announced Sunday on the MSNBC cable network he is suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The congressman said he is going to come back to Ohio in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Dayton to provide leadership. Dayton ...

Sun. 10:25 a.m.: 9 killed in Ohio in second US mass shooting within 24 hours

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less ...

Fri. 11:30 a.m.: Trumbull man sentenced in bar shooting

WARREN - The man convicted this week of firing shots at the University At Larchmont tavern will serve nearly 40 years in prison, a judge ordered moments ago. Ryan N. Rulong, 27, of Howland was found guilty of eight counts of attempted murder and eight counts of felonious assault, all with ...

Fri. 9:01 a.m.: US trade deficit falls 0.3 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrunk slightly in June, as did the politically sensitive trade deficit with China, the principal target of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said this morning that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what ...

Fri. 8:55 a.m.: US-Russia arms control treaty dies; US to test new weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up today. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that ...

Fri. 8:46 a.m.: Vexed with minority status and rancor, GOP lawmakers retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's only black Republican has become the latest GOP lawmaker to say he won't seek reelection next year, jolting the party's efforts to appeal to minority voters and wounding its already uphill chances of regaining House control. Rep. Will Hurd, a moderate Texan ...

Fri. 8:43 a.m.: Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia today published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens — women and men alike — to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled women's freedom of ...

Thu. 11:26 a.m.: US construction spending drops 1.3 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects fell in June by the largest amount in seven months, reflecting weakness in home building, nonresidential construction and the largest drop in government projects in 17 years. The Commerce Department said this morning that spending ...

Thu. 11:23 a.m.: Survey: US manufacturing growth slows again in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity expanded at a slower rate in July, as measures of production and employment fell. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said this morning that its manufacturing index slipped to 51.2 last month from 51.7 in June. ...

Thu. 9:03 a.m.: Atlanta to add context about racism to historic monuments

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta will soon add lessons about the South's racist history on markers placed next to four historic monuments. Officials say the first of the panels could be installed as early as Friday. In Atlanta's Piedmont Park, a 1911 Peace Monument commemorating post- Civil War ...

Thu. 8:57 a.m.: Kentucky: 1 dead, 5 hospitalized in gas line rupture, fire

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early this morning in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. The 30-inch wide ...

Thu. 8:54 a.m.: Rebel missile attack, suicide bombs kill 51 in Yemen’s Aden

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Rebels in Yemen fired a ballistic missile today at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden and coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least 51 people and wounded dozens, officials said. The ...

Thu. 8:32 a.m.: US decries Chinese dams, disruption of Mekong River

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed concern today over Chinese dam building, dredging and other activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them "troubling trends." He spoke today in Thailand's capital with his counterparts from countries through which ...

Thu. 8:31 a.m.: Mozambique’s last rebel fighters finally lay down their arms

GORONGOSA NATIONAL PARK, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's president and the leader of the Renamo opposition signed a peace accord today to end years of hostilities that followed a 15-year civil war. The former rebel group's remaining fighters are disarming just weeks before a visit by Pope ...

Wed. 4 p.m.: Rulong found guilty in bar shooting

WARREN -- It took a jury about an hour Wednesday to find Ryan Rulong guilty of the May 10 shooting at University at Larchmont bar that injured three people. Rulong, 27, was found guilty of eight counts of attempted murder and eight counts of felonious assault, all with firearm and drive-by ...

Wed. 9:22 a.m.: US to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said this morning it will set up a system to allow Americans to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, weakening a longstanding ban that had stood as a top priority for the politically powerful pharmaceutical industry. Health and ...