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Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city.

For abortion foes, Trump's allyship blunts 'Roe' revelation

NEW YORK — Norma McCorvey’s admission that her conversion from the face of abortion rights -- as the “Jane Roe” of the historic 1973 Supreme Court case -- to an opponent of the practice came with payments from anti-abortion activists might seem to be
French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

French carmaker Renault to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

PARIS — French carmaker Renault said Friday it will cut 15,000 jobs worldwide as part of a 2 billion-euro ($2.2 billion) cost-cutting plan, as a brutal drop in industry sales during the pandemic worsened the company's pre-existing problems.
Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

Rising US job losses stir fears of lasting economic damage

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.

4-time DUI offender gets 17-year sentence for deadly crash

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina man convicted of driving under the influence for a fourth time was sentenced to 17 years in prison in connection with a crash last year that left a 66-year-old man dead.
Man accused of killing North Dakota officer has long record

Man accused of killing North Dakota officer has long record

FARGO, N.D.
Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

WASHINGTON — Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists.
With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

With a gay protagonist, Pixar short 'Out' makes history

NEW YORK — In Steven Clay Hunter’s 23 years as an animator at Pixar, he has drawn a seven-armed octopus, a Canadian daredevil and a wheezing toy penguin. But there were scenes he never expected to animate until he began working on his short, “Out.
In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

In lockdown easing, UK's Johnson says groups of 6 can meet

LONDON — Up to six people from different households will be allowed to meet outdoors next week as part of another modest easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday.
New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

New novel coming in 2021 from author of 'The Revenant'

NEW YORK — The author of “The Revenant,” the historical novel adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will be publishing his first new work of fiction in nearly 20 years.