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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, listens during a congressional hearing on the Hong Kong protests, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 17, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists involved in the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong appealed to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday to support their fight by banning the export of American police equipment that is used against demonstrators and by more closely monitoring Chinese efforts to undermine civil liberties...
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September 17, 2019 - 2:14 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski battled with Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday over his refusal to answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump, saying he was only able to speak about what was in former special counsel...
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September 17, 2019 - 2:00 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The New York Times reports that Emmy-winning stand-up superstar Chris Rock is getting literary, penning a new essay collection. My First Black Boyfriend will chronicle Rock's "experiences with race and relationships," according to the Times, including "stories dating back to when he...
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September 17, 2019 - 1:48 pm
(KOLTSOVO, Russia) -- A gas explosion shook a Soviet-era biological weapons lab in Siberia that houses samples of Ebola and smallpox on Monday. At least one employee was injured in the explosion or ensuing fire. Vector, the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in the town of Koltsovo...
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(Courtesy Christine Shepherd) Christine Shepherd took a DNA test to test her health history and found her birth father and three sisters.
September 17, 2019 - 1:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A California woman who never knew her parents took a DNA test to learn more about their health history, but came away with the results of a lifetime: a family. Christine Shepherd, who turns 54 on Saturday, was adopted at birth in 1953 and didn’t know anything about her birth mother,...
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Ju'Riese Colon, the CEO for the U.S. Center for SafeSport, talks about the challenges facing her organization at their headquarters in Denver, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The center is receiving 55 percent more sex-abuse reports this year than in 2018, leading to a debate over whether the Olympic movement or federal government should shoulder the increasing cost of keeping athletes safe. (AP Photo/Eddie Pells)
September 17, 2019 - 1:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport is fielding 55 percent more reports of sex abuse and other misconduct in 2019 than it did last year, leading to an increasingly urgent debate over who should provide the lion's share of money to an organization struggling to manage its caseload. This week...
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A commuter walks past a huge sign of the new pump prices of gasoline and diesel following its implementation Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in suburban Valenzuela city north of Manila, Philippines. Monday saw another round of oil price increase in the country which energy officials said is not related to the recent attacks in Saudi Arabia but has cautioned the public to brace for more spikes in the coming days. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 17, 2019 - 1:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by more than 14%, their biggest single-day jump in years...
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People gather for a meeting against the violations during governor and municipal elections in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The poster reads: 'I have the right to choose'. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
September 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo a police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its machine learning technology to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. The move comes after its artificial intelligence did not detect the first-person video of a terrorist attack on the mosque in Christchurch. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
September 17, 2019 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a...
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September 17, 2019 - 1:25 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Another parent has been arrested in connection to the so-called "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal, this time for allegedly spending $400,000 to get her son a spot at the University of California-Los Angeles. The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that a Chinese woman...
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