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December 10, 2019 - 9:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Three men were charged with running a cryptocurrency mining operation that officials labeled a “high-tech Ponzi scheme" that bilked investors out of $722 million, federal officials announced Tuesday. Matthew Goettsche, 37, was arrested Tuesday in Colorado, while Jobadiah Weeks,...
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Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu gestures while speaking during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his ministry in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Wu was careful to say his government has no desire to intervene in Hong Kong’s internal affairs, and that existing legislation is sufficient to deal with a relatively small number of Hong Kong students or others who seek to reside in Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
December 10, 2019 - 9:03 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s top diplomat said Tuesday that his government stands with Hong Kong citizens pushing for “freedom and democracy,” and would help those displaced from the semi-autonomous Chinese city if Beijing intervenes with greater force to quell the protests. Speaking to The...
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FILE- In this, Nov. 10, 2019 file photo, Indian policemen guard and Kashmiri Muslims pray as the head priest displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine, on the occasion of the Prophet's birth anniversary in Srinagar, India.On Nov. 10, all roads leading to Dargah Hazratbal, the region’s most revered shrine, were sealed with pools of concertina wire on the yearly celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. During previous years, the shrine would remain jam-packed with devotees from across Kashmir. This time, however, only neighborhood locals were allowed to offer prayers. (AP Photo/ Mukhtar Khan, File)
December 10, 2019 - 8:59 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For years, Romi Jan’s mornings would begin with the plaintive call to prayer that rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city. The voice soothed her soul and made her feel closer to God. Not anymore. For nearly four months, the voice that called out...
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In this June 2, 2011 file photo, Mexico's Genaro Garcia Luna speaks during a ceremony to designate June 2 as the Federal Police Day in Mexico City. The former Federal Secretary of Public Safety was arrested in Dallas Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on charges of cocaine trafficking and making false statements. The indictment claims that Garcia Luna allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa Cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
December 10, 2019 - 8:29 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on U.S...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits in the cab to break through a symbolic wall with the Conservative Party slogan 'Get Brexit Done', during an election campaign event at the JCB manufacturing facility in Uttoxeter, England, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. The Conservative Party are campaigning for their Brexit split with Europe ahead of the UK's General Election on Dec. 12. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 8:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — With two days until Britain's election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's final push to drive home his key message about Brexit was overshadowed Tuesday by criticism of his ham-fisted response to the image of a sick child sleeping on a hospital floor and allegations that he exploited a...
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Karzai, whose final years in power were characterized by a cantankerous relationship with the United States, said on Tuesday that Washington used blackmail and corruption to manipulate his officials, undermine his government and foment violence among the country's many factions. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
December 10, 2019 - 7:06 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hamid Karzai responded to findings...
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Law enforcement personnel walk near the scene following a shooting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
December 10, 2019 - 7:04 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly...
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This Dec. 9, 2019, photo provided by Michael Schade, shows the eruption of the volcano on White Island, New Zealand. Unstable conditions continued to hamper rescue workers from searching for people missing and feared dead after the volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted in a towering blast of ash and scalding steam while dozens of tourists explored its moon-like surface. (Michael Schade via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 6:27 pm
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. Former Las Vegas casino mogul Wynn's attorneys say Nevada gambling regulators can't discipline him for allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he's no longer licensed by the state or affiliated with the company that carries his name. A document submitted Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, ahead of a Dec. 19 state Gaming Commission hearing says the panel has no jurisdiction and no authority to fine Wynn or revoke his suitability for a license. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 10, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn say Nevada gambling regulators can’t discipline Wynn over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer licensed by the state or has any ties to the company that carries his name. A document submitted Monday...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2018 file photo, a woman rides a motorized scooter in Washington Square Park in San Francisco. Tired of San Francisco sidewalks being used as a testing ground for delivery robots, drones, and electric scooters, city supervisors will vote Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, to set up a new regulatory office that would require businesses to get permits before trying out new technology that uses public space. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 10, 2019 - 5:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of...
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