The Seattle Times

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Pakistan’s top court hears appeal from Daniel Pearl suspect

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The family’s appeal was adjourned earlier this month amid cries of outrage from Pearl’s family […]

Huawei CFO case back in Canadian court on Monday

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies will be in a Canadian courtroom Monday arguing her extradition to the U.S. should be halted because her rights have been violated. Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder and the company’s chief financial officer, at Vancouver’s airport in […]

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to 23,371.70, while South Korea’s Kospi added 1.5% to 2,312.96. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained nearly 0.2% to 5,973.70. Hong Kong’s […]

Asia Today: Australian hot spot, South Korea hit new lows

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Australia’s coronavirus hot spot Victoria state on Monday recorded its lowest number of new infections in more than three months as the nation’s second-largest city, Melbourne, further eased lockdown restrictions. The easing of restrictions in Melbourne, the state capital, will allow most children to return to school from mid-October and send more than 125,000 people […]

5 takeaways from NY Times report on Trump’s tax returns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House — and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the Times reviewed — served to raise doubts about Trump’s self-image […]

Report: Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper reported Monday. Pell will fly back to Rome on Tuesday, Herald-Sun newspaper columnist […]

Trump’s tax revelation could tarnish image that fueled rise

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters and provide a new opening for his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, […]

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

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President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times. Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid $750 in taxes to the federal government the […]

Cream of Wheat to Drop Black Chef From Packaging, Company Says

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The Black chef will no longer appear on Cream of Wheat packaging where he was the face of the brand for more than a century, the product’s parent company announced in a decision that comes three months after it vowed to reevaluate its marketing to ensure it did not “inadvertently contribute to systemic racism.” “For […]

Macron ‘ashamed’ of Lebanon’s political leaders amid crisis

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PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests to unlock international aid and save Lebanon from economic collapse. But Macron said France wouldn’t impose sanctions on anyone in its former protectorate […]

Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home. He begins a general interest nightly newscast Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the financial network CNBC, putting him back […]

TikTok fate in the balance as judge weighs app store ban

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration’s ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day, arguing the move would infringe on First Amendment rights and do irreparable harm to the […]

Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean tensions

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Pleased to speak today with @NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg to discuss de-escalation of the situation in the […]

Lockdowns are fading, but GOP outrage isn’t in campaigns

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther became an overnight symbol of rebellion against lockdown measures, spending two days in a Texas jail for refusing to close her doors. Nearly $500,000 poured into a donation fund set up by conservative activists. Republican Sen. […]

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president’s ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on Sunday as the protests that have rocked the country marked their 50th consecutive day. Protests also took place in nine other cities, underlining the wide extent of dismay and […]
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