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  • Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested nearly three dozen people Sunday after scuffles broke out in the latest protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers. Police officers drew batons and used…

  • Los Angeles police shoot, kill man in fight caught on video

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers fired on and killed a man on the city’s Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers’ guns, and authorities said they planned to…

  • UN rights office: Death toll in eastern Ukraine passes 6,000

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says more than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago. The Geneva-based body says hundreds of civilians…

  • Judge to hold hearing on last-minute issues in bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — The judge in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) will hear last-minute arguments on legal issues that need to be settled before testimony begins in the federal…

  • Australia bans travel to Iraqi city of Mosul under new law

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Iraqi city of Mosul, which is held by Islamic State movement fighters, on Monday became the second terrorist hot-spot to be declared off-limits to Australians under new counterterrorism laws aimed…

  • Ice slows business, traffic on Northeast waterways

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Waterways around the Northeast are beset by ice that is more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for those who make their living on the water. Scott…

  • Russian opposition leader asks for early release

    MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has requested to be released early from prison so he can attend the funeral of slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Navalny’s spokeswoman told The Associated Press…

  • Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents…

  • Covert ‘body sculptor’ says clients chose her over surgeons

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground “body sculpting” has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer’s…

  • Tourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn’t hurt the country’s tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor…

  • No injuries as train hits empty car in Ventura County

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say no one was injured when an Amtrak train with 85 people aboard hit an empty car stopped on the tracks. The Sunday night incident occurred on…

  • Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it’s like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse…

  • Amish to be resentenced for remaining charges in attacks

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen members of a breakaway Amish community from eastern Ohio are scheduled to be resentenced in Cleveland after a federal appellate court overturned their hate crime convictions. The resentencing Monday afternoon is…

  • What’s on deck today at spring training

    What to watch for today at spring training: ___ WELCOME BACK Shortstop Jose Iglesias is set to play one inning when Detroit hosts Florida Southern. He missed all of last season because of stress fractures…

  • Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group. Al-Iraqiya television…