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Hong Kong leader backs reforms to keep out 'hostile' people

10 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

HONG KONG - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that it was “crystal clear” that electoral reform is necessary, a day after a top Beijing official signaled major changes would be coming to ensure the semi-autonomous city is run by “patriots."
Lam said political strife and unrest in the city, including anti-government protests in 2019 as well as protests in 2014, showed there were always some people who are “rather hostile” to the central authorities in China.
“I can understand that the central authorities are very concerned, they do not want the situation to deteriorate further in...
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Chinese Official Signals Changes to Hong Kong Election Rules

10 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

China faces a “critical and urgent” task to overhaul Hong Kong's electoral system, Beijing's top official for the city said, in the latest sign that authorities were mulling major changes in the coming weeks.
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Texas power grid operator overcharged companies $16B during winter freeze

Texas power grid operator overcharged companies $16B during winter freeze

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a massive error that resulted in $16 billion in overcharges last month when millions of residents were left without power after a... Read more ...

Gilgeous-Alexander has 33, helps Thunder rally past Spurs

Gilgeous-Alexander has 33, helps Thunder rally past Spurs

SAN ANTONIO - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 33 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the second half to beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-102 on Thursday night and snap a... Read more ...

Creighton's Greg McDermott suspended indefinitely for ‘plantation' comments

Creighton's Greg McDermott suspended indefinitely for ‘plantation' comments

Creighton men's basketball coach Greg McDermott has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely for his “plantation” comments last week, the school athletic director... Read more ...

Lightning top Blackhawks on Hedman's horn-beating OT goal

Lightning top Blackhawks on Hedman's horn-beating OT goal

CHICAGO - Victor Hedman scored 4:59 into overtime, with the puck barely over the line at the horn, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Thursday night... Read more ...

Martin scores 2 to help Islanders beat Sabres 5-2

Martin scores 2 to help Islanders beat Sabres 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Matt Martin scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series. Read more ...

Flyers overcame early 3-goal deficit to stun Penguins 4-3

Flyers overcame early 3-goal deficit to stun Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH - Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault pointed to his team's three-game set in Pittsburgh as a potential turning point. A chance to figure out just where the... Read more ...

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

Tatum scores 27, Celtics outlast depleted Raptors 132-125

BOSTON - Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Boston Celtics won their fourth straight game, outlasting the short-handed Toronto Raptors 132-125 on Thursday night. Read more ...

UNMC doctor stresses COVID-19 vaccines as safe and effective

UNMC doctor stresses COVID-19 vaccines as safe and effective

Dr. Mark Rupp says the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are all "tremendously effective" against COVID-19. Read more ...

Trump State Department appointee Federico Klein arrested in connection with...

Trump State Department appointee Federico Klein arrested in connection with Capitol riots

Summary List Placement The FBI arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department aide appointed by former President Donald Trump, in connection with the January 6 Capitol... Read more ...

No. 2 Michigan wraps up Big Ten, beats Michigan State 69-50

No. 2 Michigan wraps up Big Ten, beats Michigan State 69-50

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Franz Wagner scored 19 points, Hunter Dickinson added 14 and No. 2 Michigan wrapped up the Big Ten title with a 69-50 victory over rival Michigan State on... Read more ...