Government and politics

In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, left, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, speaks to her lawyer David Martin during a bail hearing at British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Jane Wolsak/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 3:31 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — China has detained a former Canadian diplomat in Beijing in apparent retaliation for the jailing of a top Chinese executive at the request of the United States, escalating a legal and diplomatic wrangle between the three countries. Relations were shaken by Canada'...
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In this image made from a video taken on March 28, 2018, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, that Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, was arrested Monday night in Beijing, China. The arrest comes amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. (AP Photo)
December 11, 2018 - 3:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A State Department spokesman says the U.S. is concerned about the detention of a former Canadian diplomat in China. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino says the U.S. condemns "all...
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People buy latest iPhone while others try out its latest model at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. China's economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 11, 2018 - 3:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating that negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu He talked by phone with Treasury Secretary...
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Susan Bro, left, mother of Heather Heyer, listens as Commonwealth's Attorney Joseph Platania, right, speaks to the media after a jury recommended life plus 419 years for James Alex Fields Jr. for the death of Heather Heyer as well as several other charges related to the Unite the Right rally in 2017 in Charlottesville, Va., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 11, 2018 - 3:15 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors told a judge Tuesday that life in prison is appropriate for a man who rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally, capping a trial laced with the emotional testimony of survivors and troubling details of the self-proclaimed Hitler admirer's...
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December 11, 2018 - 3:01 pm
PARIS (AP) — French media have reported a shooting in Strasbourg, and the Interior Ministry has called on the public to remain indoors amid a "serious security event" in the city center. Local authorities in the Grand-Est and Bas-Rhin region tweeted for the public to "avoid the area of the police...
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In this image made from a video taken on March 28, 2018, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, that Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, was arrested Monday night in Beijing, China. The arrest comes amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. (AP Photo)
December 11, 2018 - 2:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Tuesday confirmed the detention and said...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 2:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate is upset over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is "severely broken." Judge Ralph Strother's decision on Monday to accept the plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Ken Pimlott, director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection poses in the CDF headquarters in Sacramento, Calif. Pimlott told The Associated Press he prepares to retire on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after a 30-year career. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 11, 2018 - 2:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says. Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Director Ken...
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December 11, 2018 - 12:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target Corp. has agreed to pay $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated rules of Massachusetts' Medicaid program. Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid...
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Abdelqader al-Murtada and Saelem Mohammed Noman Al-Mughalles, at left, representatives of the Houthi rebels delegation and to the right, Askar Zaeil and Hadi al-Hayi representing the delegation of the Government of Yemen together with representatives from the office of the UN Special Envoy for Yemen and the International Red Cross Committee (ICRC) during the ongoing peace talks on Yemen held at Johannesberg Castle, in Rimbo, north of Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 2018. Yemen's government and the Houthi rebels are exchanging lists of prisoners as part of peace talks in Sweden aimed at winding down the devastating civil war. (Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 12:11 pm
RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Delegations from Yemen's warring parties agreed on Tuesday to set Jan. 20 as a final date to swap over 15,000 prisoners from both sides of the country's devastating civil war, according to a member of the rebel delegation, in what may possibly become the first major...
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