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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal.Simon Birmingham told reporters Friday in Adelaide that he did not see any …
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say.Hundreds — likely more than 1,000 — IS fighters have crossed the open, desert border …
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has revoked the Olympic qualification status of a 25-meter shooting event in New Delhi because Indian officials refused to grant entry visas to two Pakistani athletes and an official.The IOC said Thursday it was informed on …
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, headed into another day of strikes Friday after parents and students applauded their demands by keeping city classrooms empty.Oakland's 3,000 teachers went on strike Thursday over pay, class sizes and other issues, holding a boisterous …
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett was arrested in Chicago early Thursday, one day after prosecutors charged him with filing a false police report for what he claimed was a racist and homophobic attack last month.Smollett has been a trending topic on Twitter since the attack and the …
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts.The Clark County School District in southern Nevada, the nation's …
CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the …
ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday.But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, …
NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon …
BEIJING (AP) — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with a Chinese vice premier in a bid to strengthen relations in the face of criticism from the West over the kingdom's human rights record and its war in Yemen.Prince Mohammed held bilateral talks Friday with Han Zheng at the …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.The State Department was wrong to deny citizenship to …
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.Workers at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency control center applauded Friday as a signal sent from …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A senior police official said Friday that authorities were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of Bangladesh's capital that killed at least 67 people."We are investigating to find those responsible. We have not mentioned any …
NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is building dams to stop its share of water from flowing into Pakistan-controlled Kashmir as it seeks to punish its longtime rival for an attack on paramilitary soldiers last week that left 40 dead.Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari says India will harness …
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election.GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30-year reign to making amends for a war fought in his father's name, while adapting the 1,500-year-old monarchy to draw the Imperial Family closer to the public.Whether kneeling beside Empress Michiko to speak intimately with disaster …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks a nuclear deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Vietnam, some in Seoul are wondering if the fate of Washington's decades-long military alliance with South Korea could be at stake.Much of this worry is linked to …
CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuela's power struggle is set to become a battle of the bands Friday when musicians demanding President Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting his refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to 21,402.57 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent to 6,165.00. South …
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate will weigh a request that would force the U.S. government to disclose details about more than 1,400 private entities including hospitals and universities that have received access to parts of the government's terrorist watchlist.The Council on …

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