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LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply new high-speed network equipment, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence cooperation if the company was not banned. Britain's decision is the first by a major U.S. ally in …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a former Tennessee House speaker to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility. In a news release Tuesday, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander praised the nomination of Beth Harwell to the Tennessee …
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was taken into custody after he stabbed his 5-year-old sister with a kitchen knife because he said he wanted her to die, authorities in Florida said. The boy stabbed his sister in the back on Monday, news outlets reported, citing the Ocala Police …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge freed NFL free agent Antonio Brown from house arrest Tuesday, allowing him to travel freely as he awaits trial on charges that he attacked the driver of a moving truck. Circuit Judge Michael Usan agreed to let Brown travel freely within the …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. “Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, …
SORRENTO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who repeatedly harassed parents of shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested for possessing the identification of one of the parents, authorities said. Wolfgang Halbig, 73, was arrested Monday on a charge that he was in unlawful …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in morning trading Tuesday as investors shifted money into technology companies following a broad sell-off a day earlier over fears that the spread of a deadly virus in China could affect the global economy. Global markets were spooked on Monday by a …
BERLIN (AP) — About 40 people were evacuated from cable cars in western Austria on Tuesday after a strong gust of wind blew a tree onto the cable, authorities said. Some 35 mountain rescuers were deployed to bring people down from the Hahnenkammbahn, a cabin cableway in Hoefen in Tyrol …
Scuffles broke out Tuesday as French police fired water cannon at angry firefighters demonstrating in Paris for better working conditions. Unions organised the Paris protest for fire service workers all over the country. They set off noisy firecrackers in the capital's Place de la Republique …
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — China demanded Monday that a major Danish newspaper, which angered Muslims worldwide by publishing drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005, apologizes for a cartoon on the new virus outbreak in China. Jyllands-Posten’s chief editor, Jacob Nybroe, said the …
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Officials were trying to contain environmental damage Tuesday at an Alabama marina where eight people died in a fire that destroyed dozens of boats. The dock at Jackson County Park Marina is on a wide creek that feeds into the Tennessee River, and Fire Chief Gene …
CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur province forced more than 11,000 people to flee into neighboring Chad over the past month, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. Clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs erupted late in December in the West Darfur town of Genena, 20 …
ROME (AP) — At a Lakers preseason game in Beijing in 2013, the arena rang out with chants of “Kobe! Kobe!” — despite the injured superstar not even having suited up. From Los Angeles to Italy, Asia and beyond, Kobe Bryant was bigger than just a basketball player. He was the sport’s …
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a faster pace in November than the previous month as lower mortgage rates and a sharp drop in available properties have pushed would-be buyers to bid up home values. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.6% in November …
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces Tuesday entered a key rebel-held town in the country's northwest after surrounding it on three sides, sending thousands of people fleeing to safety in areas farther north, opposition activists and pro-government media said. The push into the …
BERLIN (AP) — Historians have presented a collection of photos kept by the deputy commander of the Nazis' Sobibor death camp that they say appears to include images of John Demjanjuk, the retired Ohio auto worker who was tried in Germany for his alleged time as a Sobibor guard. The …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. Nearly every fan in Philadelphia had booed the hometown guy whenever he touched the …
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African billionaire businessman has apologized for telling U.S. President Donald Trump that "Africa loves you" during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week. A video of Patrice Motsepe's remarks to Trump went viral on social media and sparked outrage from …
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also …
NEW YORK (AP) — The closely watched #Metoo-era rape trial of Harvey Weinstein is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify against the disgraced movie mogul before the end of the week. A slate of secondary witnesses are due on the witness …

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