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  • U.S. charges Chinese companies in trade secrets theft

    November 1, 2018 6:34 PM 23

    WASHINGTON—The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semiconductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The prosecution comes amid heighted trade tensions between China and the U.S., and as American officials raise alarms about the threat of Chinese economic

  • Pittsburgh synagogue suspect Bowers pleads not guilty to 44 federal charges

    November 1, 2018 2:29 PM 12

    “That waiting stage was just unbearable,” Jared Younger said at his father’s funeral Wednesday. “Saturday was the most lonely day of my life.” Funerals were planned Thursday for Bernice and Sylvan Simon, husband and wife, and Dr. Richard Gottfried, a dentist who worked part-time at a clinic treating refugees and immigrants. The oldest victim, 97-year-old

  • Towering statue of India’s independence leader unveiled

    November 1, 2018 1:54 PM 10

    NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister on Wednesday unveiled a towering bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a key independence leader being promoted as a national icon in the ruling party’s campaign ahead of next year’s general elections. Patel, who hailed from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native Gujarat state, was also India’s first home minister

  • Tree of Life Rabbi Myers says he saw a ‘warm and personal side’ to Trump that surprised him

    November 1, 2018 1:11 PM 13

    “I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the family,” Myers said. “The president was very warm, very consoling, put his hand on my shoulder, and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing.’ I must say throughout the time we spent together, I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president

  • Divers find ‘black box’ from crashed Indonesian Lion Air jet

    November 1, 2018 12:18 PM 14

    JAKARTA, INDONESIA—A “black box” that investigators believe to be the flight data recorder from a Lion Air jet was discovered off the Java coast on Thursday, officials said, a crucial discovery that will help investigators determine how an almost-new plane fell out of clear skies in one of the worst commercial air disasters in recent years. On Thursday

  • Russia blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

    November 1, 2018 12:10 PM 11

    MOSCOW—An investigation has found that a failed Russian rocket launch three weeks ago that aborted after just two minutes was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly, a top Russian official said on Thursday. The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin failed shortly into the Oct. 11 flight, sending

  • Saudis strangled and dismembered Khashoggi, Turkey says

    October 31, 2018 3:58 PM 11

    ISTANBUL—Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was strangled almost as soon as he stepped into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul a month ago, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed, the chief prosecutor for Istanbul said Wednesday, giving the first official explanation from Turkey of how Khashoggi died. The statement from Irfan Fidan, the chief prosecutor

  • American missionary killed in Cameroon amid armed conflict

    October 31, 2018 3:47 PM 12

    YAOUNDE, CAMEROON—An American missionary died Tuesday after being shot in the head amid fighting between armed separatists and soldiers in northwestern Cameroon, the director of the regional hospital said. Charles Trumann Wesco, a missionary from the U.S. state of Indiana who had been in the region for two weeks, was rushed to the hospital in Bamenda

  • Pakistan acquits Christian woman facing death for blasphemy

    October 31, 2018 1:46 PM 11

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death on blasphemy charges in 2010, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict to a packed courtroom and ordered Asia Bibi released. She has been held at an undisclosed

  • GOP house member denounces fellow Republican for ‘hate’ comments

    October 30, 2018 11:49 PM 14

    King has a long history of incendiary remarks on race and immigration throughout his 16 years in Congress. Last year, King was widely criticized after he declared in a tweet that he agreed with far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders that “our civilization” cannot be restored “with somebody else’s babies.” But the lawmaker’s actions have drawn increased