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Attorneys are asking the Biden administration to release from immigration custody a Chinese democracy advocate who could be deported to his homeland to face what they say are false charges — despite the lack of an extradition treaty between the United States and China. Human rights advocates say this is one of a handful of cases in which China has used the Interpol “red notice” system to try to force the return of fugitives from the United States. Under this system, a member country of the international police consortium can ask other countries to arrest and return fugitives living abroad.
First came Hurricane Eta. As Iota hammered La Reina for four days, residents kept watch on the mountain above their 300 homes for signs that they should flee. Ivan Varela resisted, hoping to protect the seven houses he and his brothers had built over the years with money they earned in the United States.
Japan is set to expand the coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo to neighboring areas and the western city of Osaka on Friday in the wake of record-breaking surge in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics. A government panel approved the plan putting Saitama, Kanagawa and Chiba, as well as Osaka, under the state of emergency from Monday until Aug. 31. The measures already in place in Tokyo and the southern island of Okinawa will be extended until the end of August.
Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. Worl said his Twitter following exploded from five to more than 8,000 after he shared the Postal Service's tweet highlighting the stamp announcement earlier this month, with his own quote tweet adding: “I did a thing.” Raven, a trickster or transformer, is a key figure in Tlingit culture.
A small city on Colombia's Caribbean shore is being crowded with migrants from Haiti, Africa and Cuba making what they hope will be a journey toward the United States. Local official estimate more than 10,000 migrants have massed recently in Necocli, a city of some 20,000 people better known for its beaches, coconuts and burbling mud volcanos.
Didi Global Inc. on Friday denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that the ride-hailing service was considering buying back its U.S.-traded shares after its June market debut was disrupted by Chinese government orders to overhaul data security. The Journal, citing unidentified sources, said buying back the shares was one option being considered by Didi and its bankers to resolve investor complaints. Didi’s share price has fallen about 25% since its June 30 debut after the company was blocked from adding new customers while it overhauled how it handled their data and regulators announced a review of company-wide network security.
In exile in France, McNair has built a life around community service and baseball. He is wanted by authorities in the U.S. for his 50-year-old crime.
After making a return to the mid-range with its RX 6700 XT GPU, AMD has launched its 1080p flagship, the RX 6600 XT.
Former Michigan Sen. Carl Levin dies at 87
Two days after the CDC issued new mask guidance, momentum continued to build for measures to contain the explosion in COVID cases. Latest news.
Equities fell in Asia on Friday morning, setting them up to end a volatile week on a negative note as China's regulatory crackdown continued to spook investors.
Famous for gazing over eyeglasses worn on the end of his nose, Carl Levin seemed at ease wherever he went, whether attending a college football game back home in Michigan or taking on a multibillion-dollar corporation before cameras on Capitol Hill. Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator had a slightly rumpled, down-to-earth demeanor that helped him win over voters throughout his 36-year career, as did his staunch support for the hometown auto industry. At his direction, the portraits of all 38 senators who had served before or with him since Michigan’s statehood in 1837 were hung in his office conference room.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reversed his termination of a key defense pact with the United States that allows large-scale combat exercises between U.S. and Philippine forces. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced Duterte’s decision at a joint meeting with reporters Friday with his visiting U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin, in Manila. Another Philippine official earlier told The Associated Press that Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. would hand over a document to Austin about Duterte’s decision to keep the Visiting Forces Agreement in a separate meeting later Friday.
The ban aims to mitigate accidental fires ignited by homeless encampments amid a devastating wildfire season, local commissioners said.
North Korea said Friday that leader Kim Jong Un called for stronger capability to cope with any foreign provocation as he met with military officers ahead of annual drills next month between South Korea and the United States that Pyongyang views as an invasion rehearsal. Earlier this week, Kim reopened suspended communication channels with rival South Korea, raising hopes of reduced animosities on the Korean Peninsula. The official Korean Central News Agency said Kim held the workshop of military commanders and political officers from July 24-27 to discuss ways to enhance the North’s military strength.
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee arrested at voter rights protest
At least two people are dead and 30 are hospitalized after a chemical leak of acetic acid at a plant in a Houston suburb Tuesday night, officials say.
Hello Divorce wants to make it easier for couples to untie the knot
A potential tornado wreaked havoc in eastern Pennsylvania on Thursday, reportedly causing the partial collapse of a car dealership in the area. Just after 7:10 p.m. EDT, a possible tornado struck near the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center. The town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, sits about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The Bensalem Fire Rescue reported numerous trees and wires had been downed throughout the townshi
JIM WATSONTrump-boosting pillow magnate Mike Lindell, whose company MyPillow is one of Fox News’ largest advertisers, said on Thursday night that he is pulling his commercials from the network because they won’t run a commercial pushing baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on Lindell’s decision.“Shame on Fox News! Shame on them," Lindell told The Daily Beast. “When I was told they wouldn’t run the ad, I said to cut off advertising on