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PARIS | CORRECTS: Paris prosecutor says bakery blast death toll 2, not 4 as previously announced by interior minister

PARIS —Jan 12, 2019— CORRECTS: Paris prosecutor says bakery blast death toll 2, not 4 as previously announced by interior minister. (Corrects APNewsAlert in which the French interior minister gave an incorrect death toll). By Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO | California utility shuts off power amid wildfire concerns

SAN FRANCISCO  — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, a major California utility for the first time cut power to tens of thousands of customers amid high winds — and other power providers were considering similar action. Pacific Gas & Electric began cutting power Sunday night in Northern California after the National Weather Service … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California utility shuts off power amid wildfire concerns

BEIJING | US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

BEIJING  — The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other’s automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing’s technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The 25 percent increases took effect as envoys from both sides held … Continue reading BEIJING | US, China raise tariffs in new round of trade dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Taliban ambushed a convoy of busses Monday on a road in northern Afghanistan and took more than 100 people hostage, including women and children, in the latest brazen assault by insurgents, provincial officials said. The ambush came despite Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s announcement of a conditional cease-fire with the Taliban during … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan officials: Taliban take at least 100 people hostage