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Guam residents hold "people for peace" as about a hundred people gathered at Chief Kepuha Park in Hagatna, Guam for a rally for peace Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. The U.S. territory has been the subject of threats from North Korea in its escalating war of words with the U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
August 15, 2017 - 3:39 am
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The nuclear conflict with North Korea that has made Guam the target of a threatened attack has led to new calls to change the government of the Pacific island whose inhabitants are American citizens but have no say in electing the president or the use of military force. Guam is...
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August 12, 2017 - 8:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-controlled Texas Senate backed a plan Saturday night to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, over the objections of opponents who expressed concern it could force some women to make heart-wrenching choices because no exceptions will be made in cases of rape...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, a Nepalese woman lashes herself with the leaves of an Aghada herb as part of a ritual in the Bagmati River during Rishi Panchami, a day when Hindu women perform rituals to wash away sins committed during menstruation period, a period considered impure, in Katmandu, Nepal. Nepal's parliament has passed a bill that goes into effect in August 2018 toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are menstruating. Many menstruating women are still forced to leave their homes and take shelter in unhygienic or insecure huts or cow sheds until their cycle ends, though the practice, called Chhaupadi, was actually outlawed a decade ago. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
August 10, 2017 - 5:00 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are menstruating. The new law goes into effect in August 2018, with...
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August 10, 2017 - 3:52 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are menstruating. The new law goes into effect in August 2018, with...
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August 06, 2017 - 12:35 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville could be the next city to allow restaurants to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings under a new state law. The Fayetteville Observer reports that the City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on whether to allow alcohol sales starting at 10 a.m. Sundays. The state...
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Nissan employee Betty Jones expresses her disappointment at pro-union supporters losing their bid to form a union at the Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Miss., Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
August 05, 2017 - 3:17 am
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — Supporters of the United Auto Workers say they're not giving up their fight to unionize a Nissan auto assembly plant in Mississippi after a stinging defeat, even as UAW opponents say Friday's loss proves workers don't want the union. More than 62 percent of workers voting in a...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say. Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, while flying back to Britain from Defcon, an annual gathering of hackers of IT security gurus. A grand jury indictment charges Hutchins with “creating and distributing” malware known as the Kronos banking Trojan. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 04, 2017 - 8:23 am
LONDON (AP) — A computer law expert describes the evidence behind the U.S. arrest of a notorious British cybersecurity researcher as being problematic — an indictment so flimsy that it would create a climate of distrust between the U.S. government and the community of software experts. News of...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo, British IT expert Marcus Hutchins speaks during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say. Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, while flying back to Britain from Defcon, an annual gathering of hackers of IT security gurus. A grand jury indictment charges Hutchins with “creating and distributing” malware known as the Kronos banking Trojan. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 04, 2017 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — A computer law expert says the evidence behind the U.S. arrest of a British cybersecurity researcher is problematic. Attorney Tor Ekeland says Marcus Hutchins' indictment was very weak and created a climate of distrust toward the U.S. government in the community of software experts...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg. Trump signed on Aug. 2, what he called a "seriously flawed" bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, pressured by his Republican Party not to move on his own toward a warmer relationship with Moscow in light of Russian actions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 03, 2017 - 3:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dealt a striking congressional rebuke, Donald Trump grudgingly signed what he called a "seriously flawed" package of sanctions against Russia, bowing for the moment to resistance from both parties to his push for warmer ties with Moscow. Trump signed the most significant piece of...
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