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August 12, 2018 - 8:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A German man has learned the hard way that practicing journalism in China, even for a class project, could lead to serious trouble. David Missal, 24, was pursuing a master's degree in journalism and communication at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. He landed in Duesseldorf...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2017, file photo, then-Fox News co-president Bill Shine, leaves a New York restaurant. For years Shine carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nicknamed “the Butler” at Fox. Now, Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. Shine has yet to select a permanent office or unpack his stuff. But he has been putting his mark on the West Wing (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 12, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as...
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Journalists photograph a type of smoke grenade placed by Antifa-activists in the middle of 17th street during the "Unite the Right 2" rally in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 6:56 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 6:50 p.m. A group of about 150 to 200 anti-fascists is confronting police about a half-mile from the White House after a white nationalist...
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Demonstrators against racism march along city streets as they mark the anniversary of last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A group of about 30 white nationalists has marched to a park near the White House for what they call a rally in favor of white...
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Malian incumbent President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, wait to casts his ballot during the Presidential second round election in Bamako, Mali, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Malians are voting Sunday in a second round presidential election with Boubacar Keita facing off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. (AP Photo/Annie Risemberg)
August 12, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. He faced off against opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. Sunday's polls had...
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FILE - This file image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Jason Statham in a scene from the film, "The Meg." The shark thriller “The Meg” became the latest success in Hollywood’s sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (Daniel Smith/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP, File)
August 12, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding to Hollywood's sizzling summer, the shark thriller "The Meg" opened well above expectations with an estimated $44.5 million in ticket sales, while Spike Lee had his best debut in a decade. "The Meg" had been forecast by some analysts for closer to half that total. An American...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers with bulldozers work at the scene of an explosion that brought down a five-story building, in the village of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, north Syria, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Syrian opposition activists say the explosion killed several people and wounded many others. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, opposition activists said. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said the blast occurred...
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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers extinguishing a fire at the scene of an explosion that hit a five-story building, in the village of Sarmada, near the Turkish border, north Syria, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Syrian opposition activists say the explosion killed several people and wounded many others. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
August 12, 2018 - 9:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a mysterious blast in the country's north has killed at least 36 people, including children. The opposition-run Syrian Civil Defense, first responders also known as the White Helmets, said...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, March 10, 2018, former White House strategist Steve Bannon addresses members of the far right National Front party at the party congress in the northern French city of Lille. Bannon weighed into British politics in a wide-ranging interview published Sunday Aug. 12, 2018, in which he defends former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils. (AP Photo, FILE)
August 12, 2018 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed into British politics Sunday in a wide-ranging interview in which he defended former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments about Muslim face veils and praised a controversial British far-right leader. The former aide to President Donald...
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President Donald Trump stands in the rain with members of Bikers for Trump and supporters after saying the Pledge of Allegiance, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 12, 2018 - 7:53 am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged on Saturday, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds. Dozens and dozens of gleaming Harleys, Hondas and other...
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