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  • Beijing tracks the elderly as they take buses, go shopping

    Mon, 30 May 2016 04:26:04 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.

  • Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains

    Mon, 30 May 2016 04:04:43 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Monday following Wall Street's gains as investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China, Australia and Korea.

  • Though largely unknown, Trump finds fans in China

    Mon, 30 May 2016 03:19:00 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.

  • The Latest: 2 Houston officers released from hospital

    Mon, 30 May 2016 00:20:59 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on shootings Sunday in a Houston neighborhood (all times local):

  • Brazil's Rousseff says impeachment aimed at corruption probe

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:54:34 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Suspended President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday that leaked audio recordings of men backing her impeachment show the effort to oust her is meant to stop a wide-ranging corruption probe that has implicated numerous leading Brazilian politicians and businessmen.

  • Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:41:47 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation.

  • Package explodes at New York prison guard's home, burns him

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:23:02 GMT

    FLOYD, N.Y. (AP) — A suspicious package left by a prison guard's mailbox exploded and seriously burned him when he opened it, authorities said Sunday as they worked to determine who sent it and why.

  • The Latest: Houston police: Man killed was known as customer

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:20:04 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on shootings Sunday in a Houston neighborhood (all times local):

  • Garland gives commencement address at old high school

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:14:02 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland delivered the commencement speech Sunday at the Chicago-area high school where he graduated as valedictorian 46 years ago, though he didn't address the partisan divide over his nomination.

  • The Latest: Governor: Prison guard seriously burned by blast

    Sun, 29 May 2016 22:12:49 GMT

    FLOYD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into an exploding package that burned a New York prison guard after he picked it up near his home (all times local):

  • Gibraltar fears border with Spain could close if UK quits EU

    Sun, 29 May 2016 21:34:39 GMT

    MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar could find its access to the single European market blocked by a hostile Spanish government if the United Kingdom were to vote to leave the European Union in a referendum next month, the chief minister of the tiny British territory on Spain's southwestern tip said Sunday.

  • Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

    Sun, 29 May 2016 21:04:33 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

  • Gunman among at least 2 dead in Houston shooting

    Sun, 29 May 2016 20:55:01 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — A gunman and at least one other person were killed Sunday, authorities said, as many shots were fired in a Houston neighborhood where police had urged people to remain in their homes.

  • The Latest: Union: 2 officers shot in Houston should be OK

    Sun, 29 May 2016 20:52:10 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on shootings Sunday in a Houston neighborhood (all times local):

  • Trump: Those in US illegally treated better than veterans

    Sun, 29 May 2016 20:14:12 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally on Sunday that the government often takes better care of people in the U.S. illegally than the nation's military veterans.

  • Traffic stop leads to shooting in northern North Carolina

    Sun, 29 May 2016 20:01:59 GMT

    STONEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say a man has been killed during a shooting involving two officers at a North Carolina traffic stop.

  • Driver's family press charges over US drone hit on Pakistan

    Sun, 29 May 2016 19:44:28 GMT

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The family of a driver who was killed alongside Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan has filed a case against U.S. officials, seeking to press murder charges, police said Sunday.

  • Saudi Arabia slams Iran's role in Iraq as 'unacceptable'

    Sun, 29 May 2016 19:39:26 GMT

    RIYADH (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Sunday that Iran must stop meddling in Iraq and that the presence of Iranian military units there is "unacceptable."

  • Trump: Illegal immigrants treated better than veterans in US

    Sun, 29 May 2016 18:49:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says people in the U.S. illegally are cared for better in the United States than the nation's military veterans.

  • Fighting in central Yemen kills 69

    Sun, 29 May 2016 18:28:25 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 69 people have been killed and dozens injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government, Yemeni security officials said on Sunday.

  • Fighting in central Yemen kills 52

    Sun, 29 May 2016 18:26:37 GMT

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say at least 52 people have been killed and 25 injured in two days of fighting in central Yemen between rebels and forces loyal to the internationally recognized government.