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Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown, but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last anti-government protesters remained holed up on a university campus, surrounded by police.
Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

BALTIMORE — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government.
Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

Prince Andrew to step back from public duties

LONDON — Britain's Prince Andrew said Wednesday he is stepping back from public duties with the queen's permission.
Witness: Worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’

Witness: Worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it wa
Thai court removes pro-democracy politician from Parliament

Thai court removes pro-democracy politician from Parliament

BANGKOK — Thailand's constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that a popular pro-democracy opposition leader violated election laws and cannot keep his seat in Parliament.

Alabama man charged in killing of rival college football fan

LITTLEVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff says two football fans “got into it” while watching the Louisiana State University-Alabama game and one is accused of fatally shooting the other during a fight.
New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in noms

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas, Eilish lead in noms

NEW YORK — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act.
Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal

Emirates opts for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in revised deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East’s biggest carrier, the Dubai-based Emirates, announced on Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.

Dance teacher pleads guilty to exposing teen boy to HIV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to raping a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus.

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

KABUL — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details.