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SEOUL, South Korea  | South Korean women protest against ‘spy cam porn’

SEOUL, South Korea  — Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul on Saturday to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras, which they say has women living in constant anxiety and distress. Police said about 18,000 took part in the women-only protest, with demonstrators … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | South Korean women protest against ‘spy cam porn’

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia  | Rebooted Brazil seeks redemption against gritty Switzerland

  ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia — Brazil has spent four years trying to atone for its last World Cup match, the calamitous 7-1 defeat as hosts by Germany. Popular coach Tite purged players, eased dependence on Neymar, and rebuilt a team that concedes few goals and blazed through qualification. Those changes will be tested Sunday, when the … Continue reading ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia  | Rebooted Brazil seeks redemption against gritty Switzerland

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden pushes back against McCain comments

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Sen. John McCain (all times local): 2 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says a White House official’s comments about Sen. John McCain showed when “decency would hit rock bottom with this administration.” Biden is responding to the dismissal of McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee. The aide … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Biden pushes back against McCain comments

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. /January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. “I … Continue reading Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials

WASHINGTON /December 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The U.S. Treasury Department issued sanctions Tuesday against two officials it describes as “key leaders of North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs.” The sanctions against Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol block them from any property or interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction, and prohibit them from transactions with … Continue reading Treasury issues sanctions against 2 North Korean officials

Sen. Flake dangles possibility of running against Trump

WASHINGTON /December 24,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona says President Donald Trump is certain to face an independent challenge in the next presidential election, if not one from within the party. And Flake is not ruling out being that challenger. Flake has been fiercely critical of Trump, even while supporting parts of … Continue reading Sen. Flake dangles possibility of running against Trump

Box office top 20: ‘Last Jedi’ opens with $450.8M globally

NEW YORK / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Coming in behind only “The Force Awakens,” ”Star Wars: The Last Jedi” notched the second-best opening weekend ever, grossing $220 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, according to final box-office figures Monday. “The Last Jedi” opened with $450.8 million globally, leading Hollywood’s best weekend … Continue reading Box office top 20: ‘Last Jedi’ opens with $450.8M globally

Szabados backstops Canada’s women to 2-1 OT win vs US

EDMONTON, Alberta / December 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Goaltender Shannon Szabados says the 2-1 overtime win Sunday against the United States ranks high on her list. The 31-year-old made 34 saves in her hometown for the national women’s hockey team. Jennifer Wakefield scored the winner on a loose puck in the crease with 27 seconds … Continue reading Szabados backstops Canada’s women to 2-1 OT win vs US