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District councilor Andrew Chiu receives medical treatment in Hong Kong, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Riot police stormed several malls in Hong Kong on Sunday in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests, though violence did break out when a knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician. (Elson Li/HK01 via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 6:29 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted...
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A protester prepares to hurl a molotov cocktail toward police during clashes in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used water cannons Saturday to swiftly break up a rally in downtown Hong Kong by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 02, 2019 - 6:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China's official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday, with police firing tear gas to repel gasoline bombs. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby...
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Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday. The shooting in the city of about 20,000 just east of Berkeley, happened at a party attended by 100 people said police chief David Cook. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)
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November 02, 2019 - 11:33 am
ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding...
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In this Sept. 2, 2019 photo, Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks as Tony Buzbee, left, listens during a mayoral candidate forum for the 2019 election in Houston. As Turner seeks a second term, he’s hoping to use residents’ antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him beat Turner, his biggest challenger. Crimes rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and the pace of the city’s recovery after Hurricane Harvey are among the issues that have come up in the race. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 02, 2019 - 6:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's mayor seeks a second term, he's hoping to use residents' antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him win. While crime rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and flooding have been some of the issues discussed in the mayoral race, Trump has also become part of...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces the appointment of Ana Matosantos, right, as California's "energy czar" on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Sacramento, California. Newsom announced Friday he was calling a meeting of Pacific Gas & Electric's executives, shareholders and creditors to resolve the utility's bankruptcy before next year's fire season. PG&E has cut off power to millions of Californians in recent weeks in an attempt to prevent wildfires started by its equipment. If a resolution can't be reached, Newsom said the state will intervene. (AP photo/Adam Beam)
November 01, 2019 - 5:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor on Friday threatened a possible takeover of the troubled utility blamed for sparking deadly wildfires across the state with its outdated equipment unless it can emerge from bankruptcy ahead of next year's wildfire season with a plan focused on safety...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters following his teleconference with troops from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. President Donald Trump says he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence after he leaves the White House, rather than returning to Trump Tower in New York. Trump tweeted late Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 that he cherished New York. But he added that "despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 01, 2019 - 4:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New...
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In this handout photo provided by Mexico's Presidential Press Office, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador watches a video that shows the capture of Ovidio Guzman Lopez, a son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was then released, during the daily press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Lopez Obrador said on Thursday that his government will not be forced into a drug war, adding that his strategy is something else. “Nothing has hurt Mexico more than the dishonesty of the governing,” Mexico’s president said, implying that corruption is to blame for the country’s insecurity, violence and drug trafficking. (Mexico's Presidential Press Office via AP)
November 01, 2019 - 10:13 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A sloppy operation that failed to nab Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's son - followed by days of changing explanations - has revealed that Mexico's government has no clear security strategy, experts say. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his security Cabinet have defined their...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, a salesman waits for customers at a cosmetic shop in a shopping district in Hong Kong. Business has plunged in Hong Kong’s shopping districts after more than four months of protests. The government announced Thursday, Oct. 31, that the city is in a technical recession after it contracted for a second straight quarter.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 31, 2019 - 6:09 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Steps from Hong Kong's main tourist strip, Ashfaqur Rahman's tailor shop usually is a mainstay for tourists dropping in to peruse neatly stacked rolls of fabric and get measured for custom-made suits. Not anymore. Business has dried up since anti-government protests began in early...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey and vice-president Stacy Davis Gates share a hug after speaking to the media following a CTU House of Delegates meeting at the Chicago Teachers Union Center in Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 1:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers...
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Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the union's Near West Side headquarters, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Chicago. The union's governing body has voted to accept a tentative agreement with Chicago Public Schools, but the union will remain on strike until Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to make up all 10 school days missed during the walkout. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 11:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The Chicago Teachers Union says it has reached agreement with the nation's third-largest school district to make up five of 11 school days lost during the teachers strike. The union and city officials...
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