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Managers detained as 22 trapped in China mine for 3rd day

Authorities have detained managers at a gold mine in eastern China where 22 workers have been trapped underground following an explosion Sunday

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

S. Korean court confirms 20-year term for ex-president Park

 South Korea’s Supreme Court has upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes as it wrapped up a historic corruption case that marked a striking fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Twitter CEO defends Trump ban, warns of dangerous precedent

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey broke his silence to defend his company’s ban of President Donald Trump as the right decision, but warned that it could set a dangerous precedent

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lawyer, 10 others said to be arrested in Hong Kong crackdown

Hong Kong media say police have arrested a lawyer and 10 other people on suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kongers try to flee the city last year

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Asia Today: China's cases spike ahead of WHO research visit

China is seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases in its frozen northeast as a World Health Organization team was due to arrive to probe the origins of the pandemic

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

California Democrats see backlash after recall 'coup' claims

California Democratic leaders are being criticized after attempting to link the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol with efforts to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Powell's Books says Andy Ngo's book will not be in store

Powell’s Books has announced that the iconic Portland bookstore will not place the book “Unmasked” by conservative writer Andy Ngo on the store's shelves following a backlash

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Trump administration slashes imperiled spotted owls' habitat

The Trump administration has slashed millions of acres of protected habitat for the imperiled northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washington and northern California

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Risky driving: US traffic deaths up despite virus lockdowns

The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020, despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a year to end homelessness

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Environmentalists move toward lawsuit over fuel break plan

Environmentalists have filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. government to block plans to build up to 11,000 miles of fuel breaks they claim would violate the Endangered Species Act in six western states

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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