Government and politics

FILE - This March 29, 2018, file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Facebook is officially moving forward with its digital currency project Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter members on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the organization's inaugural meeting in Geneva. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 14, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the...
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Syrians walk at the border crossing between Iraq and Syria in Semelka, northeast Syria, Monday Oct. 14, 2019. The border crossing between Iraq and Syria's Kurdish-held northeastern Syria was dreary on Monday. The truck lane of the usually bustling commercial gateway was empty_ only a single pick-up stood in the parking lot with sheep in the flatbed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 14, 2019 - 3:07 pm
SEMELKA, Syria (AP) — It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq. The exodus was not propelled by the Turkish offensive launched last week. Instead, it was the...
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Amber Carr, left, wipes a tear as her sister Ashley Carr, center, talks about their sister, Atatiana Jefferson, as their brother, Adarius Carr, right and attorney Lee Merritt, standing, listen during a news conference Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 in downtown Dallas. The family of the 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew expressed outrage that the officer has not been arrested or fired. (Irwin Thompson/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
October 14, 2019 - 2:15 pm
On any given day in the U.S., police respond to thousands of non-emergency calls asking them to check on someone's home. Most such visits prove uneventful. A few, like one over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, end up with someone getting killed by police. Experts in law enforcement training and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after being given a letter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 14, 2019 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heralded a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, and markets rallied in relief over a de-escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies. But closer inspection suggests there isn't much substance, at least not yet, to the temporary truce...
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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at Nur Khan base in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. They are on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
October 14, 2019 - 12:53 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were accorded a red-carpet reception on their...
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England manager Gareth Southgate, right, speaks with Referee Ivan Bebek during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 14, 2019 - 12:51 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half due to home fans chanting racist abuse on Monday. Bulgaria supporters in the crowd were seen directing monkey chants and England players, doing Nazi salutes and holding up shirts...
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October 14, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least 13 police officers were killed and three others injured Monday in an ambush by gunmen in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a western region where violence attributed to drug cartels has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El...
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General Motors employees picket outside the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan. during the nationwide UAW strike against GM, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 14, 2019 - 12:46 pm
DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning,...
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October 14, 2019 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run on, cutting into productivity. Other bosses...
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Protestors light their torches during a peaceful rally in central Hong Kong's business district, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The protests that started in June over a now-shelved extradition bill have since snowballed into an anti-China campaign amid anger over what many view as Beijing's interference in Hong Kong's autonomy that was granted when the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 14, 2019 - 7:06 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A homemade, remote-controlled bomb intended to "kill or to harm" riot control officers was detonated as they deployed against renewed violence in Hong Kong over the weekend, police said Monday, in a further escalation of destructive street battles gripping the business hub. The "...
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