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February 02, 2018 - 3:59 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Tensions have risen between Uganda and Rwanda over claims of spying, forced repatriation and torture. Uganda has accused Rwanda of sending people to hunt down and repatriate its own citizens, some of them registered refugees. Meanwhile, some Rwandans accuse Ugandan security...
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February 01, 2018 - 11:41 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle crash in Shanghai (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Shanghai police say a minivan crash downtown is believed to be an accident and not an attack and say the driver was smoking while transporting gas tanks through the heart of the Chinese financial hub. Eighteen...
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In this undated photo provided by Deng Xichan, a statue of Confucius stands in a hallway at a female morality school in Changsha in southern China's Hunan Province. So-called "female morality schools" where women are taught to be subservient to men have sparked a storm of criticism in China. Such schools teach women not to fight back if their husbands beat them, avoid career aspirations and to do more housework. Deng said that every evening, she was required to bow in front of a statue of Confucius and participate in group confessions at the morality school she attended. (Deng Xichan via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The video shows students at the so-called "female morality school" in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if their husbands beat them. Shot with a hidden camera and posted on a popular Chinese video website, it sparked a storm...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings in the Four Seasons Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 01, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball has offered to ditch its proposal for a pitch clock this year and also would go without one in 2019 if the average time of a nine-inning game drops to at least 2 hours, 55 minutes this season. Speaking after a quarterly owners meeting ended Thursday,...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says the organization is creating a task force to uncover unconscious biases and other barriers that impede women's success in the music industry. Thursday's announcement comes days after Portnow claimed his comments on women needing to "step...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a town hall-style meeting, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Cambridge Public Library, in Cambridge, Mass. On the heels of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Pelosi spoke about the recently approved federal tax overhaul. Her appearance at the event is part of what organizers say is a nationwide tour featuring members of Congress and others to call attention to the Republican tax plan. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 01, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington and threatens future budget negotiations. Pelosi appeared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday at an event organized by opponents of the new tax law. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018 file photo, Charlie Walk participates in "The Four" panel during the FOX Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Republic Records has put its president on leave after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment in an open letter posted on her website. Republic Records says it has hired an independent law firm to investigate the matter and encouraged any affected employees to meet with them. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2018 - 11:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Record executive Charlie Walk says he won't appear on next week's finale of the Fox competition show "The Four." Walk says in a statement released late Wednesday through his attorney that he does not want his "presence to be a distraction" at the live show. Walk was placed on...
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February 01, 2018 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top career U.S. diplomat announced Thursday he will step down, dealing a blow to the State Department as the Trump administration confronts numerous international challenges. The State Department's third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom...
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February 01, 2018 - 5:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers approved a measure Thursday extending current rules limiting migrants' rights to bring close relatives to the country, paving the way for a new plan agreed to in coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social...
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FILE- In this Saturday Dec. 3, 2016 file photo, Gambian President elect Adama Barrow sits for an interview with the Associated Press at his residence in Yundum, Gambia. Gambia's new president has said that economic recovery will take time after the West African nation's former leader left it in tatters, and the government is working to restore confidence with its residents and development partners. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
February 01, 2018 - 5:07 am
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters. In an interview with The Associated Press, President Adama Barrow said the government of this...
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