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China blocks John Oliver on social media after scathing show

BEIJING (AP) — A popular Chinese social media site is blocking users from posting about “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after the news satire program aired a segment this week making fun of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Attempts to send posts...

AP Explains: Reunions between Korean families divided by war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday to map out details for what would be a highly emotional reunion of families separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. A look at key issues: ___ MILLIONS SPLIT BY WAR After the conflict ended with an...

Vietnam arrests 4 more oil execs in corruption crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested four more former senior oil executives for allegedly abusing their power to appropriate property as the communist authorities step up their toughest crackdown on corruption in years. The four arrested Thursday were...

2 Koreas meet to arrange reunions of war-split families

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul’s Unification...

APNewsBreak: About 500 kids reunited with families since May

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump’s order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A senior Trump administration official says about 500 of the...

Federal study: Chemicals toxic below recommended EPA levels

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal study says the chemicals a West Virginia factory used to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels well below those recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. News outlets report the federal Agency for Toxic Substances...

Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss’ land deal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation Thursday into U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with the chairman of an energy services company that does business with his agency. A foundation created by Zinke and...

76ers send Bridges to Phoenix for Smith in 1st-round swap

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have traded Mikal Bridges to the Phoenix Suns for Zhaire Smith in a swap of first-round draft pick. Bridges was picked 10th overall and the Villanova standout answered questions at Barclays Center about his move down the road before he...

Hard Rock casino installs big guitar with misspelled word

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City had to work quickly to fix a misspelling on a 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) guitar installed this week. The sign, modeled after a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was put up Thursday morning...

ABC orders ‘Roseanne’ spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or...