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Martin Bashir (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)

Bashir leaves MSNBC over inflammatory remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “I deeply regret” the comments, Bashir […]

12/04/2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prior to their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Toru Yamanaka, Pool)

US voices solidarity with Japan on China air spat

TOKYO (AP) — Seeking to soothe an anxious ally, the U.S. voiced solidarity with Japan on Tuesday against China’s claim to airspace over disputed islands, vowing not to tolerate the aggressive move as U.S. Vice […]

12/03/2013

Chinese director Zhang Yimou during a photo call for his film "The Flowers of War" at the 62nd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Star Chinese director admits defying 1-child rule

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese director Zhang Yimou has admitted flouting his country’s strict family planning rules by having three children with his wife, but rejected rumors that he had fathered seven children with several women. […]

12/01/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

US bombers cross China’s claimed air defense zone

The airspace over some uninhabited islands that are controlled by Japan but claimed by China is the subject of heightened tension this morning between the US and China. Lisa and Phil spoke with AP’s National […]

11/27/2013

AP map shows South China Sea area of disputed claim.

US bombers fly over China air defense zone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea during a training mission Tuesday, defying new territorial claims laid out by Beijing over the weekend, according to several […]

11/26/2013

Visitors to the forbidden city carry children holding the Chinese national flags in Beijing, China, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

BEIJING (AP) — Don’t expect a new Chinese baby boom, experts say, despite the first easing of the country’s strict one-child policy in three decades. Some 15 million to 20 million Chinese parents will be allowed […]

11/16/2013

Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels. Similarly, all-time high numbers of […]

11/11/2013

Doggie Day Care

FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky […]

10/23/2013

In this Saturday, July 6, 2013 aerial photo, firefighters, lower center, stand by a tarpaulin sheet covering the body of a Chinese teen struck by a fire truck during the emergency response to the crash of Asiana Flight 214 at the San Francisco International Airport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Firefighter unaware she ran over crash survivor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The firefighter who ran over and killed a survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco was unaware she was responsible for the girl’s death at the time of the […]

10/18/2013

Elderly people take a nap at a day care center in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo/File)

5 things to know about China’s new aged care law

(AP) – Elderly parents in China can now sue their grown children for both financial and emotional support. The changes in the law in China reflect an increasingly urgent dilemma across the world: As populations […]

10/14/2013

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