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In this April 25, 2015, photo, fans of the Nanjing Qianbao soccer team hold their team's banner before a match in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. The soccer club is invested by part of Qianbao. Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. On Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, hundreds of people marched in freezing weather in Nanjing, where Qianbao was founded in 2012, shouting for the government to take action. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 9:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to quell protests following the collapse of an investment scheme police say took as much as $4.7 billion from millions of depositors. The implosion of Qianbao.com adds to a string of failures of Chinese financial ventures blamed on fraud or...
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In this Jan. 18, 2018, photo, FBI Chief of Staff Jim Rybicki, left, returns after a break to his interview by a joint investigation of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. FBI Director Christopher Wray says his chief of staff is leaving for a private sector job. Rybicki notified him last month of his decision. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 23, 2018 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray is making changes to his senior leadership team, as President Donald Trump has continued to attack the bureau for perceived biases against him and has been calling for a shakeup at the top. Officials said Tuesday that Wray, who started the job in...
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Turkish Army soldiers form a convoy of armoured personnel carriers near the border with Syria, in the outskirts of Hassa, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has announced that a second Turkish soldier has been killed in action in Turkey's military offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria. (Caglar Ozturk/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the last few years, the United States could neatly sum its objective in Syria in a single, uncontroversial bullet point: fighting the Islamic State group. Now that the extremists have been squeezed from all but the last bits of their former territory, the Trump administration...
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A member of the honor guard approaches the casket, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, during a memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney, at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. McCartney died on Sunday, Jan. 7, after being shot while responding to a break-in call southeast of Tacoma. (Joshua Bessex /The News Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 23, 2018 - 8:47 pm
ROY, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a Washington state sheriff's deputy. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the woman was arrested Tuesday south of Tacoma. She's the third suspect arrested in the death of Deputy Daniel...
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FILE--In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., More than $120,000 has been donated to help the 13 siblings who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
January 23, 2018 - 8:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. The now-29-year-old woman was rescued with her starving...
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Jan Knutson, left, and her husband Ed Hutchinson, center, and a man at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, wait for the all-clear at Homer High School during a tsunami alert for Homer, Alaska. The city of Homer issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas shortly after an earthquake hit. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 8:42 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The Alaska earthquake was a type that usually produces less vertical motion, which means less chance...
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A Rohingya refugee woman holds a relief coupon and her child as she waits in a queue outside a distribution center at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 23, 2018 - 8:35 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time. And the refugees themselves? In interviews in recent weeks with...
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January 23, 2018 - 8:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Silicon Valley voters will decide in June whether to recall a judge criticized for his handling of the case of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault. Recall leaders began seeking the ouster of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky after he sentenced...
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January 23, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — WWE star Enzo Amore has been fired by the wrestling promotion after a woman alleged on Twitter that he raped her and police opened a sexual assault investigation. The company said in a statement that Amore, whose real name is Eric Arndt, was fired Tuesday after initially being...
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FILE - These undated photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show David Allen Turpin, left, and Louise Anna Turpin. More than $120,000 has been donated to help 13 siblings in California who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents, the Turpins, and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP, file)
January 23, 2018 - 8:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 siblings in California (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Classmates say the oldest of 13 siblings found captive in their California home was bullied during grade school in Fort Worth, Texas. Taha Muntajibuddin (MOON'-...
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