Government and politics

July 24, 2018 - 10:21 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has granted new trials after a man who witnessed his mother's murder at age 8 said the wrong men are in prison. Charmous Skinner Jr. is now in his late 20s. He was never interviewed by police or defense attorneys, despite being in the van with his mother...
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July 24, 2018 - 8:52 am
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A petition drive seeking to overturn a decision to move a statue honoring Polish World War II victims has fallen short. Jersey City city clerk Robert Byrne tells the Jersey Journal he has validated 3,833 of the 9,471 signatures submitted on July 3. Byrne says about 60...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:04 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A group of students from Parkland, Florida, has planted 17 trees thousands of miles away in New Zealand to commemorate each of those killed in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were visiting...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, firefighters spray water to extinguish a forest fire in Pali, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Researchers say a plan by the Indonesian government to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. (AP Photo/Iwan Cheristian )
July 24, 2018 - 6:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers say an Indonesian government plan to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. Spatial analysis released Tuesday by civil society groups shows 40 percent of the 921,...
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This July 22, 2018, satellite image released and annotated by 38 North on Monday, July 23, 2018, shows what the U.S. research group says is the dismantled engine test stand at the Sohae launch site in North Korea. The U.S. research group says North Korea has started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in what appears to be a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. (Airbus Defense & Space/38 North via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 6:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. While Pyongyang could be trying to build trust with...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, children watch a robot picking soft drink at a vending machine in the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing. With U.S. President Donald Trump intensifying his rift with U.S. trading partners, economists are growing more doubtful that any deal that might benefit American workers and companies may be in sight. Instead, many analysts say they expect the Trump administration to impose increasingly more tariffs on China, Europe and other key U.S. trading partners. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 24, 2018 - 6:41 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government plans to expand its powers to block takeovers by foreign companies that pose national security concerns. Proposals unveiled Tuesday would allow the government to review deals in a wide variety of industries in which a foreign buyer acquires as little as 25...
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President Xi Jinping of China, middle, inspect the honour guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the government's Union Buildings, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Jinping is in the country to attend the three-day BRICS Summit starting Wednesday in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 24, 2018 - 5:48 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is in South Africa for a state visit ahead of a summit of leaders of the BRICS economies. Xi was welcomed on Tuesday by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at the government Union Buildings in Pretoria. Xi inspected a military honor guard before...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it is partially reopening its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip after Hamas hostilities subsided. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Tuesday Israel will resume transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing in addition to the food and essential...
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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Eco-conscious San Francisco joins the city of Seattle in banning plastic straws, along with tiny coffee stirrers and cup pluggers, as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste. It also makes single-use food and drink side items available upon request and phases out the use of fluorinated wrappers and to-go containers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 24, 2018 - 3:25 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal, to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, also would make the novel move to...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 21, 2010 file photo, Chrylser CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, is seen with Jeep brand President and CEO Mike Manley at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, in Detroit. Fiat Chrysler's board recommends Jeep executive Mike Manley to replace seriously ill CEO Sergio Marchionne, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 23, 2018 - 11:53 pm
MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler shares were volatile Monday as investors expressed worry about the exit of ailing CEO Sergio Marchionne, whose driven and creative management style has been the company's fortune. Shares in the Italian-American carmaker closed down 1.5 percent after a harder 4 percent...
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