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In this combination of photos, a file photo taken June 5, 1989, top, shows a lone Chinese man standing to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. near Tiananmen Square, and in a May 27, 2014 photo of the same spot, bottom, almost 25 years later, a convoy of cars drive across Beijing's Changan Blvd. near Tiananmen Square. A quarter century after the Communist Party’s attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the ruling party prohibits public discussion and 1989 is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites. (AP Photo/Jeff Widener, top, Helene Franchineau, bottom)

Mourning, tight security on Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and troops on protests at […]

06/04/2014

Confetti flies over Tines Square in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Celebrations in Dubai, London, Vegas usher in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A world-wide wave of celebrations rang in 2014 with a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai, a deluge of confetti in London that tasted as good as it looked and a […]

01/01/2014

Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Revelers around the world ring in 2014

From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014. Here’s a gallery of images from New Year’s […]

12/31/2013

Balinese children wearing traditional costumes dance during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city’s harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world ushered in a new year. More than 1 […]

12/31/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Optimism over US economy shores up markets

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Growing optimism over the U.S. economy helped shore up global markets Monday despite tensions in China’s credit markets. Germany’s DAX and the main U.S. indexes all struck record highs, albeit on a […]

12/23/2013

In this Dec. 2, 2013 photo, a dolphin named Molly, who is in her early 50s is given water through a tube by a trainer at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Marine center offers degree, hands-on training

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) — Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can’t see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her […]

12/18/2013

Money traders work under screens in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Stocks take breather after Wall Street hits record

LONDON (AP) — World stocks edged lower Tuesday as investors took a breather after Wall Street hit another record high this week, and on expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus. After closing […]

12/10/2013

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Strong US jobs report keeps markets in check

LONDON (AP) — A forecast-busting U.S. jobs report kept markets in check Wednesday as investors pondered the likelihood of an imminent monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. A run of solid economic reports has ratcheted […]

12/04/2013

Reporters look at the first production Nevs (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) Saab 9-3 Aero at the Trollhattan factory in Sweden, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/TT, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall)

Saab is back: First cars produced under new owners

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two and a half years after Saab shut down production due to financial trouble, the Swedish car rolled a new sedan off its assembly lines in Trollhattan, in south-west Sweden, on Monday. […]

12/02/2013

Trader Sean Spain works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Markets steady as debt ceiling deadline looms

LONDON (AP) — Three days from a deadline to increase the U.S. debt ceiling, investors remain focused on developments in Washington. Most think a deal will be reached in time and stock markets were holding […]

10/14/2013

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