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As talks resume, China ends anti-dumping probe of US sorghum

HONG KONG (AP) — As China-U.S. trade talks resume in Washington, China says it is dropping an anti-dumping investigation into imported U.S. sorghum, saying it is not in the public interest. The Commerce Ministry said in a statement Friday that it was ending the probe...

Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today’s India

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Along a bustling road set amid a series of new McMansions in Kashmir’s main city, a half-dozen extended families are camped in an open field in shelters of burlap and plastic. To an outsider, they look like refugees. But they’re not. They...

Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is calling for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border and all territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Duda stressed “in the strongest terms” to reporters Thursday the...

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will resurrect a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers, a senior White House official said Thursday. The Department of...

Vasilevskiy Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening...

Georgia GOP candidates stay focused on guns, immigration

ATLANTA (AP) — With just five days to go before Georgia’s primary, the five Republican candidates for governor hardly mentioned topics like education and job creation during a debate Thursday night. It was all about guns and immigration. The candidates largely agree...

Malaysia seizes luxury bags, cash, jewelry in probe of ex-PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation into former Prime Minister Najib Razak. Commercial crime chief Amar...

S. Korea downplays Pyongyang’s threats to cancel talks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills and saying it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved....

Polanco, Pirates beat Padres 5-4 for 8th win in 9 games

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco led off the seventh inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on an error, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Thursday night for their eighth win in nine games. Polanco took third on Francisco...

Cubs-Braves postponed by rain; makeup game on Aug 30

ATLANTA (AP) — The final game of a three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves has been postponed because of rain. The game will be made up Aug. 30. Rain began falling a few minutes before Thursday’s scheduled first pitch at 7:35 p.m. It was...