BEIJING - The legacy of former Chinese Premier Li Peng is reflected in modern China itself, where extended and broad-based economic growth is inextricably coupled with authoritarian political controls.
BEIJING - China says it will not "renounce the use of force" in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vows to take all necessary military measures to defeat "separatists."
WASHINGTON - It took seven months, but President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally got a Senate-confirmed secretary of defence to succeed Jim Mattis.
LONDON - Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A jury on Tuesday convicted a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn on charges he illegally acted as a Turkish agent when he and Flynn undertook a project to discredit an exiled cleric wanted by Turkey's government.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to stealing from his law clients.
JACKSON, Wyo. - It seems like every once in a while you run into someone who can do anything. When that person seems to do it with ease, it's another thing entirely.
CHICAGO - Advanced brain scans found perplexing differences in U.S. diplomats who say they developed concussion-like symptoms after working in Cuba, a finding that only heightens the mystery of what may have happened to them, a new study says.
NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti told reporters President Donald Trump is the real criminal after the California attorney appeared at a New York hearing on criminal charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book proceeds.
RALEIGH, N.C. - A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings.
WESTERLY, R.I. - Police in Rhode Island have arrested an Iowa man they say intended to visit singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in the state and was carrying a backpack containing a baseball bat and items commonly used in burglaries.
LOS ANGELES - Director Riley Stearns says he didn't realize he was making a perfect movie for 2019 when he started writing "The Art of Self-Defence " four years ago.
NEW YORK - Author George Hodgman, whose bestselling memoir "Bettyville" about caring for his ailing mother in rural Missouri won him critical acclaim, has died in his New York apartment.
CHICAGO - A spokesman for R. Kelly has stepped down after he went on national television to talk about the federal sex-crime charges against the singer and said he wouldn't allow his adult daughter to be alone with anyone "accused of being a pedophile."
BOSTON - A business executive who spent his childhood in what he calls unstable, cruel and at times violent foster homes announced a primary challenge Tuesday to Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two lawsuits filed Tuesday allege that South Carolina corrections officials violated prisoners' constitutional rights by failing to prevent a riot in which seven inmates were killed last year.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane twice violated South Korea's airspace off the country's eastern coast, Seoul officials said in an announcement that was quickly disputed by Russia.
WHEELING, W.Va. - Pope Francis named Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mark Brennan to lead West Virginia's Catholics on Tuesday following a scandal over the former bishop's sexual harassment of adults and lavish spending of church money.
LOS ANGELES - Marvel's push for more women and people of colour in its immensely popular film franchise is extending to behind the camera as it launches its next round of films after the massive success of "Avengers: Endgame." Of the five films the superhero studio announced at Comic-Con on …
LOS ANGELES - An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
NEW DELHI - India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay.
NEW YORK - ESPN's Dan Le Batard was away from his radio show Monday after attracting attention for criticizing President Donald Trump's racist tweets and his network's policy of avoiding politics unless it involved sports.
LAS VEGAS - Cristiano Ronaldo won't face criminal charges after a woman accused the soccer star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, a top prosecutor said Monday.
NEW YORK - Equifax will pay at least $700 million — and potentially much more — to settle lawsuits over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and similar sensitive information of roughly half of the U.S. population.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting an official visit and state dinner in September for the prime minister of Australia, a conservative, who like Trump, defied public opinion polls and won his first full term in office last May.
BERLIN - In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name. It is Mayers, not May.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A 28-year old Ketchikan man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for the shooting death of a man at a Prince of Wales logging camp.
NEW ORLEANS - Art Neville, a member of one of New Orleans' storied musical families, the Neville Brothers, and a founding member of the groundbreaking funk band The Meters, has died at age 81.
BEIRUT - Multiple airstrikes hit a busy market in a rebel-controlled town in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least 27 people and turning several buildings into piles of rubble, according to opposition activists and a war monitor. Shortly afterward, state media said rebels shelled a …
NEW YORK - He seemed almost like he was out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosec…
LOS ANGELES - If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it. Not only did its photorealistic remake of "The Lion King" devour opening weekend records for the month of July and PG-rated films, but "Avengers: Endgame" also crept …
CINCINNATI - A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
JERUSALEM - Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of an east Jerusalem neighbourhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years.
SAN DIEGO - Mahershala Ali made the first move with Marvel Studios and "Blade." Comic-Con audiences learned on Saturday night that Ali would be playing the Marvel Comics character in a reboot.
VIENNA - Yukiya Amano, the Japanese diplomat who led the International Atomic Energy Agency for a decade and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, has died at 72, the agency announced Monday.
WASHINGTON - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Const…
LONDON - The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has been kept in custody at a bail hearing.