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Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines

The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead. With the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly reduced to recorded speeches because of the pandemic,...
Sep. 23, 2020

Asian shares mixed as worries percolate over pandemic

Markets were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook. Stocks slipped in Japan and Hong Kong...
Sep. 23, 2020

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded in Australian island state

HOBART, Australia (AP) — More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in...
Sep. 22, 2020

'The port came to us': Story behind AP photo of Beirut blast

JIYYEH, Beirut (AP) — When Mustafa Kinno felt the ground shake and heard the deafening blast toward the port, he frantically called his brother living nearby. No reply. He tried...
Sep. 22, 2020

World leaders who skipped past UN meetings get their moment

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He's not recognized as a head of state by the country he'd be visiting. His diplomatic immunity is granted by the United Nations, not an unfriendly...
Sep. 22, 2020

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more...
Sep. 22, 2020

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in parliament to form a new government that is “strong, stable and formidable."...
Sep. 22, 2020

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has a parliamentary majority to form a new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has a parliamentary majority to form a new government.
Sep. 22, 2020

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump...
Sep. 22, 2020

Asian shares take breather after Wall Street gains

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook. Stocks slipped Wednesday in Japan, Hong Kong...
Sep. 22, 2020

AP News in Brief at 9:09 p.m. EDT

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a...
Sep. 22, 2020

India, China: Some progress in military talks on border spat

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Senior military commanders from India and China have agreed to not add more troops along their fast-militarizing disputed border in the mountainous Ladakh region where the...
Sep. 22, 2020

US firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela

MIAMI (AP) — A major U.S. asphalt company agreed to pay $16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that it paid millions in bribes to officials...
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under...
Sep. 22, 2020

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes...
Sep. 22, 2020

GOP Senate candidate defends controversial Ginsburg meme

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Tuesday defended a controversial meme in a Facebook post by her campaign after the death of Supreme Court Justice...
Sep. 22, 2020

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded on Australian island state

HOBART, Australia (AP) — More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the...
Sep. 22, 2020

US government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a...
Sep. 22, 2020

U.S. government executes former soldier who said obsession with witchcraft led him to kill Georgia nurse

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. government executes former soldier who said obsession with witchcraft led him to kill Georgia nurse.
Sep. 22, 2020

AP PHOTOS: Xi's portrait adorns new homes for China's poor

LIANGSHAN, China (AP) — Communist Party leader Xi Jinping’s smiling visage looks down from the walls of virtually every home inhabited by members of the Yi minority group in a...
Sep. 22, 2020

Attorney: Black man shot by LA deputies wasn't holding a gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wasn't holding a gun when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Tuesday,...
Sep. 22, 2020

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police...
Sep. 22, 2020

House passes government-wide temporary funding bill in sweeping bipartisan vote, averting shutdown threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes government-wide temporary funding bill in sweeping bipartisan vote, averting shutdown threat.
Sep. 22, 2020

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 8:15 p.m. The president of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, is calling for the “uninhibited supply...
Sep. 22, 2020

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted...
Sep. 22, 2020

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