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 In this April 28, 2015, file photo, a man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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August 21, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration added to its growing list of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday as U.S. lawmakers urged tighter economic restrictions on Moscow and Britain's top diplomat accused Russia's leader of pursuing policies that are making...
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Couple kissing against the backdrop of the city
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Eric Walter
August 21, 2018 - 11:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Amorous couples in Guadalajara, Mexico, have less to fear now if they let their emotions get the best of them in public spaces. Lawmakers there have approved a change to the city's bylaws that will allow consenting adults to have sex in public — as long as no one...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Kerala floods during the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File
August 21, 2018 - 9:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis is expected to meet with victims of sexual abuse during his weekend visit to Ireland and speak out about the problem. Spokesman Greg Burke effectively confirmed the meeting during a briefing Tuesday. He said Francis always meets with victims when he...
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A view of the partially collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
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August 20, 2018 - 5:01 pm
GENOA, Italy (AP) — Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media reported Monday. Despite the findings,...
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 In this file photo dated Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, a child receives a measles vaccination in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
AP Photo/Leo Correa, FILE
August 20, 2018 - 3:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency's European office said Monday more than 41,000 measles cases were reported in the region during the first half...
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Afghan livestock merchants display animals for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
AP Photo/Rahmat Gul
August 20, 2018 - 2:01 pm
By Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan forces rescued nearly 150 people Monday, including women and children, hours after the Taliban ambushed a convoy of buses and abducted them. The quick response marked a rare if limited battlefield success for the troops...
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Mayor Jim Kenney stands at the podium as Chinese attendees look on and Kenney shakes hands with Heyi Song, chief editor of Chinese Media Group
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Pat Loeb
August 20, 2018 - 1:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S.-China relations may be strained over tariffs, but Philadelphia-China relations are good and getting better. The city co-sponsored a forum at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with Chinese officials on Monday. The forum focused on their shared interest in...
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South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
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August 20, 2018 - 10:19 am
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung , Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. "How...
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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici
August 20, 2018 - 8:05 am
UPDATED: 1:50 p.m. By Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained...
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Pope Francis delivers a blessing during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
August 20, 2018 - 7:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church. Francis begged...
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