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Armed man holds 37 people on bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An armed man was holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro and threatening to set the vehicle on fire, Brazilian police said. The Federal Highway Police said negotiations were underway with the man who has been holding 37 people hostage since about 5:30 a.m. on a busy bridge …

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Global shares mixed after Wall Street rally on Huawei

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday after rallying a day earlier on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Markets around the world have been swinging back and forth for months on incremental developments in the U.S.-China trade war, with investors eager for any signs of progress. …

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German FM ‘grateful’ for Swedish teen’s climate activism

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says he’s “grateful” for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s climate protests. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Tuesday — one year after Thunberg first staged a protest in front of the Swedish parliament — that she was addressing “the biggest crisis of humanity.” Maas said on Twitter that the 16-year-old “also shows what can be done …

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Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State coach, dies

Wendy Anderson, Mike Riley, Blake Anderson

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Wendy Anderson, the wife of Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson, has died after a two-year fight with breast cancer. Blake Anderson says his wife died Monday night, just hours after the school announced he would be taking a leave of absence. He said on Twitter : “She passed as peacefully & gracefully as you could ever …

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Home Depot cuts outlook citing tariffs, lumber prices

Home Depot cut its sales expectations for the year as lumber prices slid and the company braces for the potential impact of tariffs on its customers. The Trump administration delayed most of the tariffs it planned to impose on Chinese goods last week and dropped others altogether, responding to pressure from businesses and growing fears that a trade war is …

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Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

Ren Zhengfei

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs due to the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn’t want relief from U.S. sanctions if it requires China to make concessions …

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Bosnia’s bid to form a new govt fails over divisions on NATO

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia’s multi-ethnic presidency have failed to break a deadlock on forming a new government more than ten months after the general election. A meeting Tuesday between Bosnia’s Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders ended without an agreement on forming the new cabinet because the Bosnian Serb member of the presidency, Milorad Dodik, was …

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Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

BEIRUT (AP) — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said. As the militants withdrew, government troops moved into northern and western neighborhoods of Khan Sheikhoun, marking a significant gain …

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Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a long battle over the financier’s fortune. Court papers filed last week in the U.S. Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries but valued the estate at more than …

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More migrants jump from rescue ship off Italian island

MILAN (AP) — More migrants jumped off the Spanish humanitarian rescue ship Open Arms Tuesday in a desperate bid to reach shore, tantalizingly near after 19 days blocked on board in deteriorating conditions by Italy’s refusal to open its ports. Open Arms described the situation on board as “out of control” and “desperate.” After one migrant jumped ship earlier in …

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