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Belgian dad pleas for help to find son missing in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An encrypted phone message sent by a missing Belgian tourist could hold a clue to the 18-year-old's disappearance from an Australian coastal town, his father said on Monday. Theo Hayez was last seen leaving a Byron Bay nightclub late on May 31. Police say they are baffled by his disappearance. His…

The Latest: Protesters move from street to government office

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong against an extradition bill (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Protesters in Hong Kong have begun leaving the streets and gathering near the city's government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before were seen streaming Monday morning into a…

University wrestlers suspected of criminal sexual conduct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Gable Steveson and a teammate have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. KARE-TV reports that an Athletics Department statement to the station confirmed the two men arrested were on the wrestling team. They have not been charged. KSTP-TV reports that jail records show Steveson…

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

HONG KONG (AP) — Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. Wong's release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility on Monday came as student demonstrators and police faced of downtown following a massive protest on Sunday. Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt…

Asian shares mostly higher as investors look ahead to Fed

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 21,170.63 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3% to 6,535.50, while South Korea's Kospi edged up nearly 0.2% to…

Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka's bold bid at history and made U.S. Open memories of his own Sunday with two clutch shots, a birdie putt on the final hole and that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Yeah, he's got this. Koepka, trying to match a 114-year-old record…

Mexico reinforces checks amid US pressure over migrant flow

COMITAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities increased immigration enforcement along well-traveled routes for migrants in southern Mexico over the weekend, checking identifications, pulling migrants off public transport and intercepting four trucks packed with nearly 800 migrants. The National Migration Institute said 1,000 immigration agents had been deployed in the north and south of Mexico. The…

Sudan's Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir appeared in public for the first time since his ouster two months ago, as he was led to a prosecutor's office Sunday in a corruption investigation. The deposed strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the military removed him from power in…

Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police and protesters faced off Monday as authorities began trying to clear the streets of a few hundred who remained near the city government headquarters after massive demonstrations that stretched deep into the night before. The police asked for cooperation in clearing the road but said the protesters could…