Missouri News: Jury Convicts Joplin Woman, Tracy Arlene Smith, of Illegal Firearm, Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Joplin, Missouri woman was convicted by a federal trial jury yesterday of illegally possessing a firearm. Tracy Arlene Smith, 47, was found guilty of one count of being a felon and an unlawful user of cocaine and methamphetamine in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to evidence introduced during the … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Joplin Woman, Tracy Arlene Smith, of Illegal Firearm, Faces at Least 15 Years in Prison

FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler: CEO Zetsche to be succeeded by development head

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Automaker Daimler says that CEO Dieter Zetsche will be succeeded next year by Mercedes-Benz development and research head Ola Kallenius. The company said Wednesday in a statement that Zetsche would be proposed to become head of the board of directors in 2021. Zetsche’s contract was to expire next year. Kallenius had figured … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Daimler: CEO Zetsche to be succeeded by development head

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Federal Reserve‘s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:55 a.m. Financial markets are subdued as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting, at which it is expected to raise its main interest rate for the third time this year. Stock markets are mixed, with Wall Street futures … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Markets cautious ahead of Fed rate decision

TOKYO | Special throne for Japan’s next emperor arrives in Tokyo

TOKYO  — The special imperial throne to be used for the coronation of Japan’s new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time, palace officials said Wednesday. Crown Prince Naruhito will become Japan’s next emperor on May 1 of next year, the day after … Continue reading TOKYO | Special throne for Japan’s next emperor arrives in Tokyo

UNITED NATIONS | With bated breath, UN awaits another first for Trump

UNITED NATIONS — More world leaders step up to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday but the lion’s share of attention will be down the hall where U.S. President Donald Trump will be chairing the Security Council. It’ll be Trump’s first experience in leading a session of the U.N.’s most powerful body, … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | With bated breath, UN awaits another first for Trump

ISLAMABAD | Correction: Pakistan-China story

ISLAMABAD — In a story Sept. 21 about Pakistani-Chinese relations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Xinjiang region in China. A corrected version of the story is below: Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslim minority Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslim minority Uighurs amid warnings by leading rights groups … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Correction: Pakistan-China story

BEIJING | Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wives

BEIJING  — Two Pakistani men are lobbying their embassy in Beijing for help reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs blocked from leaving China in the latest example of how a sweeping crackdown has spilled across China’s borders. Mirza Imran Baig, a 35-year-old Pakistani cosmetics trader, said outside the embassy Wednesday that … Continue reading BEIJING | Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wives

JOHANNESBURG | Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack

JOHANNESBURG — Congo’s health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended. Civil society in Beni had demanded that commercial and other activity stop for five days to protest the attack by suspected Allied … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack