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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors use their smartphones in front of a booth for Google at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter dated Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again begin offering the service in the giant Asian market. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 29, 2018 - 7:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with local officials in Omsk, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 5:42 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin has offered concessions to the government's highly controversial pension changes. The government's plan to raise the retirement age for both men and women has caused widespread discontent and weighed heavily on Putin's approval ratings, which have...
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In this Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 photo, the China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor, Britama Arena, Jakarta. Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport in the on-going Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China. (Dhemas Reviyanto,INASGOC via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 3:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Esports organizers say don't blame the games. Executives at the Asian Games have expressed sympathy for the victims of the deadly shooting at a video game tournament in a Florida shopping mall. But Kenneth Fok, president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation, said the...
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David Garcia, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, speaks at a victory celebration at a restaurant Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Garcia, a Latino education professor, beat state Sen. Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer, former CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona, to win the Democratic nomination for governor. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
August 29, 2018 - 12:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The incumbent Republican governor and a Democratic Latino education professor won their parties' respective nods in Tuesday's primary election for Arizona's top office. Gov. Doug Ducey bested former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a more conservative GOP candidate who had little...
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Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum defeated former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and four other candidates. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 12:11 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's race for governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state's first black governor. The race between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who both...
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Andrew Gillum addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 28, 2018 - 11:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to an easy win Tuesday, setting up a fierce showdown for the governor's mansion in the nation's largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum...
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Swanson Funeral Home's 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse, which carried legendary singer Aretha Franklin's casket to Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, is parked outside during the public viewing for Franklin, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Franklin. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 10:55 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 10:45 p.m. In a final act of sisterhood, hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin on Tuesday night. The sorority's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 28, 2018 - 9:13 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling the blueprints through his website to anyone who wants to make one, after a federal court order barred him from posting the plans online. Cody Wilson said at a news...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo shows a Barnes & Noble Booksellers store in Pittsburgh. Demos Parneros, the former CEO of Barnes & Noble is suing the bookseller for breach of contract and defamation following his termination in July 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Barnes & Noble filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the company, saying the bookseller breached his contract for denying him severance and defamed him by saying he engaged in misconduct, which he denies. Barnes & Noble said the lawsuit was an extortion attempt,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception _ a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president for human resources show Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were allowed to meet with the players and coaches last Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 28, 2018 - 7:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception — a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith...
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