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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong lawmakers grilled the city's security secretary Wednesday over allegations of police brutality during protests over an extradition bill that eventually was suspended.The agenda for the meeting showed that pro-democracy members were planning to file a motion of …
PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake …
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country.The …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea on Wednesday for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula, in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper that comes on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang …
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is about to begin deliberating at the trial of the former leader of an upstate New York self-help group that prosecutors say branded women.The deliberations in the case against Keith Raniere are set for Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn.Prosecutors have told …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.The process of dying in an assisted suicide after an initial approach to a doctor in …
CAIRO (AP) — A database tracking violence says at least 91,600 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, presenting a new estimate after completing reporting for the first months of fighting in 2015.The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project said Wednesday that the Saudi-led …
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual limit for importing refined petroleum products which are key for its economy, two U.N. diplomats said Tuesday.The …
The president of the pilots' union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane.Daniel Carey says Boeing's zeal to minimize pilot-training costs for airlines that would buy its 737 Max jet …
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve seems poised to pivot from keeping interest rates steady to holding out the option of cutting rates if it were to decide that the economic expansion needs support.The Fed isn't considered ready to announce that it's reducing rates for the first time in …
Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, June 19, the 170th day of 2019. There are 195 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event …
HONG KONG (AP) — All but a handful of protesters in Hong Kong have gone home, but the crisis that brought hundreds of thousands into the streets to oppose an extradition bill is far from over.The way forward for both Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her opponents is uncertain …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor.Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial …
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.7% to 21,321.17 in early trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.0% to …
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local):9:20 p.m.A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor.Unofficial results showed …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said …
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local):8:10 p.m.A father says he and his family are lucky to be alive after Phoenix police aimed guns and yelled obscenities at them in a videotaped encounter.Dravon Ames said …
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida rebuked his administration's policies at a rally outside a gay bar with performances by a mariachi band and a drag queen, speeches by a transgender woman and women who had abortions and the …
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's recently inaugurated president on Tuesday promised to comply with reparations ordered by an international court for relatives of the victims of the El Mozote massacre, one of the bloodiest chapters of the country's 1980-1992 civil war.Some 978 …
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist.Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army …

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