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Thousands march as Hong Kong protests near half-year mark

Associated Press (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of demonstrations.

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Sunday 12/08/2019
Iran says new budget bucks US oil embargo, uses Russian loan

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes.

Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities investigated the cause of a devastating fire Sunday that killed at least 43 people in a crowded grains market in central New Delhi while chaos unfolded outside a hospital where some of the victims were taken.

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston police officer was shot and killed Saturday evening by a man who had been reported for assault, authorities said.

China's trade with US sinks in November amid tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war.

In Florida, Trump says he's Israel's best pal in White House

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than him because, unlike his predecessors, “I kept my promises."

N. Korea conducts 'important test' at once-dismantled site

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Sunday that it carried out a “very important test” at its long-range rocket launch site that it reportedly rebuilt after having partially dismantled it at the start of denuclearization talks with the United States last year.

Saturday 12/07/2019
Students keep driving protests demanding change in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nearly two months ago, Catalina Santana jumped a turnstile in the Santiago metro and helped launch a movement that changed the course of Chilean history.

Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi student who fatally shot three sailors at a U.S. naval base in Florida hosted a dinner party earlier in the week where he and three others watched videos of mass shootings, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Night" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

ACLU files federal lawsuit, seeks to stop removals of asylum seekers

Civil rights attorneys have filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging an “expedited removal” pilot program put into place by the Trump administration which strips asylum seekers at certain ports of entry along the U.S/Mexico border of their right to counsel.

TIRZ boundaries rapped: Commission hears calls to include riverfront property

Brownsville city commissioners on Dec. 3 took the initial step toward creating Downtown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) No. 3, meant to address serious infrastructure issues that, according to officials, are standing in the way of the area’s redevelopment and revitalization.

Biden calls Sanders' pitch to leverage Israel aid 'bizarre'

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden said Saturday that it is “bizarre” for Bernie Sanders to propose withholding U.S. military aid from Israel if the government there doesn’t moderate its treatment of Palestinians.

Correction: Uber-Sexual Assaults-Reaction story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story December 6, 2019, about Uber's safety report, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company found that 99.4% of the 464 people who were raped while using its services in 2017 and 2018 were riders. Uber's report says the number is 92%.

Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

MILAN (AP) — The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism.

New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a deal for a larger headquarters in the borough of Queens after politicians and activists objected to nearly $3 billion in incentives.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Trump: Giuliani wants to take information to Barr, Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Saturday that his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani wants to take the information he has gathered from his investigations in Ukraine to the U.S. attorney general and to Congress.

Pensacola naval base shooting tests US-Saudi relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. defense and military officials on Saturday reaffirmed America's continued commitment to and relationship with Saudi Arabia after a Saudi Air Force student's deadly attack at a Navy base in Florida.

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