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NEW YORK | Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

NEW YORK — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even … Continue reading LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it’s up to Europeans to decide who they want … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, despite a new Chinese threat of tariff hikes on U.S. goods, after Washington reported solid employment numbers. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index skidded 0.8 percent to 2,719.38 but Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,560.99. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 0.7 percent to 27,863.87 while … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An Australian soldier who dug a snow cave to survive below-freezing conditions for a week on a New Zealand mountain was rescued Friday. Rescue authorities said they plucked 29-year-old Terry Harch from Mount Aspiring on the South Island in what they described as a “snatch and grab” mission involving three helicopters. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

AUCKLAND, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand leader finds new focus as a parent

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Feeding. Poop. Sleep. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said those are the things she has obsessed over the most as a new parent, and that the experience of focusing on such basic needs for her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families may not find time … Continue reading AUCKLAND, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand leader finds new focus as a parent

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office. Many hope … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a photo welcoming the healthy newborn “to our village.” She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’