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Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

Publisher, 2 politicians charged over Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG — Outspoken Hong Kong publisher Jimmy Lai and two prominent opposition politicians were charged Friday with illegal assembly over a pro-democracy march last year as the territory's Beijing-backed government appeared to move to settle scores
Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — K-pop superstars BTS cancelled an upcoming concert series in South Korea's capital as the country that exports entertainment worldwide tries to contain a soaring virus outbreak.

Maryland police officer won't be charged in fatal shooting

TOWSON, Md. — Criminal charges will not be filed against a police officer in Maryland who fatally shot a man accused of threatening to hurt himself and others.
Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

Trump meets with black supporters, vows equal opportunity

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday cited low unemployment rates for African Americans and passage of a criminal justice bill providing earlier release for thousands of federal drug offenders as examples of how he’s helping the black comm
World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day

World harshens its virus response as epidemic worsens by day

BANGKOK — Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers as a new virus troubled places around the globe.
Neighbours: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

Neighbours: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee electrician who police identified Thursday as the man who fatally shot five co-workers at one of the nation's largest breweries enjoyed building guns, according to neighbours .
In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

NEW YORK — Health officials confronted tough questions and doubts Thursday about testing to intercept the fast-spreading virus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do

Utah university solicits transcriptions of brothel interview

OGDEN, Utah — Notes from a newspaper interview with a Utah brothel owner nearly 70 years ago have drawn widespread interest from people who want a shot at deciphering the cryptic shorthand.
Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

PARIS — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him.
Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

Ben Affleck on the pain and catharsis of 'The Way Back'

NEW YORK — Of the many stories that have stuck with Ben Affleck from his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, one has especially resonated for the actor. Recovery is often described as a process of removing a damaging habit from your life.