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Authorities respond to shooting at YouTube headquarters

By JEFF CHIU and SUDHIN THANAWALA, SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Police and federal agents converged Tuesday on YouTube’s headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area after receiving numerous reports of a shooting. A hospital said it received four or five patients without providing further..

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Dutch lawyer sentenced to 30 days in prison in Russia probe Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): A Dutch attorney who lied to federal agents investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in prison in the first punishment handed down in special counsel’s Russia investigation. He was also ordered to pay a $20,000 fine. Alex van..

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Markets Right Now: Rising trade tensions sink US stocks Monday, April 2nd, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 600 points, after China raised import duties on U.S. pork, apples and other products. Tyson Foods..

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China raises tariffs on US pork, fruit in trade dispute

BEIJING, (AP): China raised import duties on a $3 billion list of U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday in an escalating tariff dispute with President Donald Trump that companies worry might depress global commerce. The Finance Ministry said it was responding to a U.S. tariff hike on steel..

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Kim Jong Un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars Sunday, April 1st, 2018

PYONGYANG, (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday attended the first concert in Pyongyang for over a decade by South Korean entertainers, including a K-pop girlband, the latest gesture of reconciliation before a rare inter-Korean summit. The visit, described by many as a cultural charm..

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Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown Saturday, March 31st, 2018

MINGORA, Pakistan (AP): Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to her hometown Saturday for the first time since receiving a gunshot wound to the head there in 2012 for her work as an advocate for young women’s education. Yousafzai and her family arrived in a helicopter..

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Russia ramps up diplomatic clash, expels even more UK envoys Friday, March 30th, 2018

MOSCOW, (AP): Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. The massive expulsion of diplomats on both sides has reached a scale unseen even at the height of the Cold War. Two dozen..

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France’s ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trial Thursday, March 29th, 2018

PARIS, (AP): Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader. Sarkozy has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office in 2012. He..

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Raising stakes, attorney for porn star seeks Trump testimony Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed a motion Wednesday seeking to question President Donald Trump and his attorney under oath about a pre-election payment to the porn actress aimed at keeping her quiet about an alleged tryst with Trump. If successful, it would be the first..

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China says North Korean leader Kim met with Xi in Beijing

By GILLIAN WONG, BEIJING (AP): The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim..

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Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

MOSCOW, (AFP): Russians vented their anger at authorities on Tuesday over a huge mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, many of whom were trapped in the inferno by locked doors. President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene in the Siberian city of Kemerovo two days after the..

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Diplomats ousted: US, Europe punish Russia over spy case Monday, March 26th, 2018

By JOSH LEDERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP): The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow’s alleged poisoning of an ex-spy in..

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2 lawyers not joining Trump legal team after all

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP): President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel’s Russia investigation after all, one of the president’s attorneys said Sunday. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said in a statement that Washington lawyers..

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Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US Saturday, March 24th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation’s capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam..

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Trump says he is considering veto of $1.3 trillion budget Friday, March 23rd, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies. The nine defendants,..

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Trump signs order punishing China on trade Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AP): President Donald Trump signed an order Thursday that paves the way for imposing tariffs on as much as $60 billion worth of Chinese imports to punish Beijing for what he said is the theft of American technology and Chinese pressure on U.S. companies to hand it over. “It is the..

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Sheriff: Teenager dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP): A teenager with a handgun shot a girl inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said. The officer and the student both fired a single shot at that point, and it wasn’t immediately..

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What the world is saying about Putin’s re-election Monday, March 19th, 2018

MOSCOW, (AFP): China was the first world power to react Monday to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin's re-election, vowing to push ties to a "higher level", but Germany questioned the fairness of the vote and warned that Moscow would remain "difficult". Here's a roundup of global reaction: -..

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