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Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

Asian shares fall back after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING — Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all retreated.
New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not marijuana

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize recreational marijuana use.
Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

Tunisian carrying Qur’an fatally stabs 3 in French church

NICE, France — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Qur’an attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a natio
Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S.
JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue.
Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth

Asteroid samples tucked into capsule for return to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft tucked more than 2 pounds of asteroid samples into a capsule for return to Earth after losing some of its precious loot because of a jammed lid, scientists said Thursday.
Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'

Tanzania's opposition says vote 'spit in face of democracy'

NAIROBI, Kenya — Whatever happened on Wednesday wasn't an election and was like “spitting in the face of democracy," Tanzania’s leading opposition candidate said Thursday, while the United States noted “credible allegations of significant election-re
US to use Iranian fuel sale proceeds to aid terror victims

US to use Iranian fuel sale proceeds to aid terror victims

The Trump administration plans to use proceeds from the sale of fuel confiscated from Iranian tankers to benefit victims of terrorism, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. government in August seized 1.

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

Charlie Hebdo: Proud to provoke Islamists, despite violence

PARIS — It’s been targeted again and again, threatened and firebombed and struck in an attack that killed a dozen staff members, but satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo won’t stop poking fun at Islamic extremism.