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Feds: Relax protections for woodpecker endangered since 1970

The red-cockaded woodpecker, a bird declared endangered in 1970 and surviving today in the scattered longleaf pine forests that remain in 11 U.S. states, has recovered enough to relax federal...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Taylor's mom: Lack of investigation failed her

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:35 a.m...
Sep. 25, 2020

Local lockdowns imposed in several cities as UK cases rise

LONDON (AP) — Cities around the U.K. imposed new coronavirus restrictions Friday as they raced to slow the spread of COVID-19 — with London at risk of following soon. Leeds,...
Sep. 25, 2020

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note about sexual assault in a bathroom...
Sep. 25, 2020

Japan's new PM says stable Japan-China ties key to region

TOKYO (AP) — New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in talks Friday to work closely together by holding high-level meetings including summits,...
Sep. 25, 2020

Palestinian leader calls for new peace process in UN speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for an international conference early next year to “launch a genuine peace process” while criticizing the recent decision of two...
Sep. 25, 2020

Statement from Breonna Taylor's mother: A lack of investigation failed my daughter; you robbed the world of a queen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Statement from Breonna Taylor's mother: A lack of investigation failed my daughter; you robbed the world of a queen.
Sep. 25, 2020

2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

BOSTON (AP) — Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been criminally charged for their handling of...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Not guilty plea for police shooting suspect

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11:15 a.m...
Sep. 25, 2020

Massachusetts attorney general charges 2 ex-leaders of veterans' home where at least 76 sickened by coronavirus died

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts attorney general charges 2 ex-leaders of veterans' home where at least 76 sickened by coronavirus died.
Sep. 25, 2020

Not guilty plea entered in court for man charged with shooting 2 police officers in Louisville during protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Not guilty plea entered in court for man charged with shooting 2 police officers in Louisville during protests.
Sep. 25, 2020

Mexico wants to pay US water debt, stay out of US election

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president called on politicians and angry farmers in northern Mexico Friday to allow the country to pay its water debt to the United States, noting...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Attorney: Release grand jury transcripts in case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 11 a.m...
Sep. 25, 2020

Virginia governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus, though he said he is showing no symptoms...
Sep. 25, 2020

Breonna Taylor family attorney Ben Crump: Kentucky attorney general should release grand jury transcripts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Breonna Taylor family attorney Ben Crump: Kentucky attorney general should release grand jury transcripts.
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Abbas asks for launch of 'genuine peace process'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:30 a.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international conference early next year to...
Sep. 25, 2020

Largest California wildfire threatens marijuana-growing area

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire is threatening a marijuana-growing enclave, and authorities said many of the locals have refused to evacuate and abandon their maturing crops even as...
Sep. 25, 2020

Wall Street yo-yos as S&P 500 heads for 4th weekly loss

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are wobbling Friday morning, as the S&P 500 heads for a fourth straight week of losses amid Wall Street’s sudden September swoon. The S&P...
Sep. 25, 2020

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

ROME (AP) — The financial scandal that toppled Cardinal Angelo Becciu, one of the Vatican's most powerful officials, mounted Friday with evidence that he directed hundreds of thousands of euros...
Sep. 25, 2020

The Latest: Pope tells UN pandemic is opportunity for change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 10:15 a.m. Pope Francis has urged world leaders to use the coronavirus emergency as an opportunity...
Sep. 25, 2020

Obama endorses Warnock in crowded Georgia Senate race

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama on Friday added his name to the list of prominent Democrats endorsing the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. The...
Sep. 25, 2020

Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old in Illinois accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is fighting his return to Wisconsin...
Sep. 25, 2020

Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois teen charged in fatal shootings of 2 during Kenosha protests fights return to Wisconsin.
Sep. 25, 2020

Terror probe opened after 2 stabbed in Paris; 2 arrests

PARIS (AP) — French terrorism authorities are investigating a double-stabbing outside the former Paris offices of a satirical newspaper where a dozen people were killed in 2015, and two suspects...
Sep. 25, 2020

EU leader Michel lashes out at Britain over post-Brexit plan

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leader Charles Michel used the virtual pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to lash out at Britain for its threats to renege on...
Sep. 25, 2020

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