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Women walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, March 13, 2017. Shares started the week on a high note in Asia on Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped drive benchmarks higher on Wall Street. A report of weakness in machinery orders in January cast a pall over trading in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 13, 2017 - 2:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday after a strong U.S. jobs report helped Wall Street benchmarks end the week on a high note. Chinese shares gained as officials talked up the economy on the sidelines of the national legislative session. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index rose 0.2...
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March 13, 2017 - 2:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say troops have shot and killed a Palestinian assailant who stabbed two policemen in the Old City in Jerusalem. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the assailant attacked the two officers early on Monday. She said they engaged in a struggle and one managed to fend the...
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles with watery eyes upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
March 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country's Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary...
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March 12, 2017 - 11:41 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — HSBC says it's tapping the head of Asian life insurer AIA Group to be its chairman, turning to an outsider to for a job it has traditionally filled from within its own ranks. The bank said Monday that it named Mark Tucker to replace Douglas Flint, who has been chairman since 2010...
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Saudi King Salman walks upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Salman arrived in Japan as part of a month-long Asian tour. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 12, 2017 - 11:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — King Salman and hundreds of business leaders from Saudi Arabia are in Japan for talks Monday mainly expected to focus on economic ties. The visit is the first by a Saudi king in 46 years, though Salman visited more recently as crown prince. Saudi Arabia is one of Japan's biggest...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski motions during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game during the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in New York. Duke won 75-69. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 12, 2017 - 7:56 pm
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 7:50 p.m. The Vanderbilt Commodores and first-year coach Bryce Drew take a lot of baggage into the NCAA Tournament with them: 15 losses, the most ever by an at-large team. The Commodores also have won seven of their last...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to make a statement at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration, the Justice Department said Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
March 12, 2017 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave his top federal prosecutors a pep talk two days before he demanded dozens of resignations. The seemingly abrupt about-face has left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief those left behind and say goodbye to colleagues. Some of those...
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March 12, 2017 - 5:08 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A moose on the loose caught several skiers and snowboarders by surprise as it galloped headlong down a run at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Cheri Luther was snowboarding Friday when she saw the moose approaching, and she shot video of the large animal coming within...
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