Government and politics

Clarissa Hernandez holds Ezra Magallanes as they visit a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 05, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An anonymous online forum called 8chan has drawn attention in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio because violent U.S. extremists have used it to share tips and encourage one another. The site suffered sporadic outages Monday after its cybersecurity provider cut off support...
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August 05, 2019 - 1:33 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's mayor says he has beefed up his own security in response to threats after the city recently approved gun control measures. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto says he's extended the hours of his security detail into the evening following "direct death threats," particularly...
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stops a commuter during curfew like restrictions in Jammu, India, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An indefinite security lockdown was in place in the Indian-controlled portion of divided Kashmir on Monday, stranding millions in their homes as authorities also suspended some internet services and deployed thousands of fresh troops around the increasingly tense region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
August 05, 2019 - 1:29 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Latest on Indian-controlled Kashmir (all times local): 11:54 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is very concerned about rising tensions in the Kashmir region and is urging all parties "to exercise restraint." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told...
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In this image taken from video, explosions are seen at the military base, about 10 kilometers from Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia Far East, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An explosion at a Russian military base in Siberia has set off fires and injured at several people. (Liza Uskova via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 1:16 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday. Russia's Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in...
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FILE - In this March 22, 1963, file photo, Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck, right, admires a prize-winning poster by his son, Thomas Steinbeck in Hartford, Conn. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be in Alaska's largest city on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, to hear arguments in an appeal by the estate of Steinbeck's late son, Thomas Steinbeck, over a 2017 ruling in California. In that case, a federal jury awarded the author's stepdaughter Waverly Scott Kaffaga, more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming Steinbeck's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of the iconic works. (AP Photo, File)
August 05, 2019 - 1:14 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Another chapter is set to play out this week in a decades-old family dispute over control of the classic works by author John Steinbeck. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be in Alaska's largest city on Tuesday to hear arguments in an appeal...
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Sung Yun-mo, South Korea's minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, speaks during a press conference at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Sung said South Korea will spend 7.8 trillion won ($6.5 billion) over the next seven years to develop technologies for industrial materials and parts as it moves to reduce its dependence on Japan during an escalating trade row. The announcement came days after Japan's Cabinet approved the removal of South Korea from a list of countries with preferential trade status. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president on Monday described the country's escalating trade war with Japan as a wake-up call to revamp its economy and issued a nationalistic call for economic cooperation with North Korea, which he said would allow the Koreas to erase Japan's economic...
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Commuters are reflected on a door panel of a subway train as they wait for the resumption of subway service at Fortress Hill MTR station in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Protesters snarled the morning rush hour by blocking train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations. Subway and train operator MTR said Monday that service had been partially suspended on five lines because of a number of door obstruction incidents. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 5:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign. Police deployed tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin district...
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Indian Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the Parliament carrying copy of a confidential document that lists out the procedure for revoking Kashmir's special status in New Delhi, India, Monday, Aug.5, 2019. India's government has revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and some internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
August 05, 2019 - 5:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government revoked disputed Kashmir's special status with a presidential order Monday 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...
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Protesters hold umbrellas and placards that read: "Anti-extradition bill" and "Go on strike" at Tamar Park, near the Central Government buildings in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam maintained that she has no plans to resign in the face of a turbulent pro-democracy movement that held a general strike Monday leading to more than 100 flight cancellations and major traffic disruptions. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 4:20 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police have fired tear gas at a second location in Hong Kong as they face off with protesters at multiple locations in the city. Protesters took over a major road outside the main government office on Monday,...
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A restaurant employee looks at the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 05, 2019 - 1:14 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The shooting that killed 20 people at a crowded El Paso department store will be handled as a domestic terrorism case, federal authorities said as they weighed hate-crime charges against the suspected gunman that could carry the death penalty. A local prosecutor announced...
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