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January 18, 2020 - 12:56 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden's government summoned the Chinese ambassador in Stockholm to discuss his comments Saturday that compared Swedish media coverage of China to a lightweight boxer who “provokes a feud” with a heavyweight. Chinese Ambassador Gui Congyou used the boxing metaphor while speaking...
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January 18, 2020 - 12:53 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro has been closed over concerns about the safety of the complex used for the 2016 games in Brazil. City authorities closed the park on Friday after a judge ruled that safety licenses were not in order. The city had appealed the judge's decision...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, then Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions. in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
January 17, 2020 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he...
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President Donald Trump, right, shakes the hand of LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson, as he honors the members of the Louisiana State University NCAA college championship football team in the East Room at the White House, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 17, 2020 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest teams in college football history. The undefeated Tigers visited the White House after defeating Clemson on...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, Russian Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Putin has on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister. The 53-year-old Mishustin has worked in the government since 1998. Mishustin has a kept low profile while serving as the head of the Federal Tax Service since 2010. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 16, 2020 - 12:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Mishustin never had any political ambitions as a career bureaucrat and his name didn't come up as a top candidate to become Russia's next prime minister. But the 53-year-old Mishustin, the longtime chief of Russia's tax service, was tapped for the post by President Vladimir...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, soccer fans crowd outside the Cardiff City soccer stadium ahead of the English Championship match against Swansea City, in Cardiff, Wales, as South Wales police are scheduled to test live facial recognition technology to monitor arriving fans for the soccer game. South Wales police deployed facial recognition surveillance equipment on Sunday Jan. 12, 2020, in a test to monitor crowds arriving for this weekend soccer match in real-time, which is prompting public debate about possible aggressive uses of facial recognition in Western democracies, raising questions about human rights and how the technology may enter people's daily lives in the future. (David Davies/PA via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 7:55 am
LONDON (AP) — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering their faces. In a sign of the technology’s divisiveness, even the head of a neighboring police force said he opposed it. The South Wales police...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, technicians walk at the three thematic districts at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The United States, on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by “the generosity of the Emirati government.” (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
January 16, 2020 - 3:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States said its participation at this year's World's Fair in Dubai is being made possible by “the generosity of the Emirati government.” The U.S. State Department said Wednesday Emirati sponsorship of America's pavilion, estimated to be at least $60...
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January 16, 2020 - 1:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture has become the subject of an internal investigation by District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services. DC Fire and EMS said in a statement it was made aware of the photo Wednesday, news outlets...
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Heidi Klum appears at the "Making the Cut" panel during the Amazon TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2020 - 9:13 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are back in the fashion game, searching for the next big designer name on “Making the Cut.” The model and the mentor are embracing their newfound freedom on the Amazon show that debuts March 27. The winner receives a $1 million prize and a shot at...
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This cover image released by Gallery Books shows "The First Time: Finding Myself and Looking for Love on Reality TV" by former NFL player and "The Bachelor" star Colton Underwood. The book will be published on March 31. (Gallery Books via AP)
January 14, 2020 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paging Bachelor Nation. Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found true love and new fame on Season 23 of “The Bachelor” has a memoir coming out March 31. It's titled ”The First Time," Gallery Books announced Tuesday. The publisher is calling the book “unpredictable,...
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