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Las Vegas newspaper wants slain reporter’s devices returned

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Review-Journal is demanding that authorities don't review a slain reporter's electronic devices and reporting materials, which were seized by authorities after his death. Jeff German's cellphone, four computers and external hard drive could be used in the ...

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated "global climate strike" Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather. In New York, as leaders of developing disaster-struck nations ...

Regional fights take stage at UN where Ukraine has dominated

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two of the world's most persistent conflicts punctuated debate at the United Nations on Friday, as the annual gathering of world leaders deviated from the dominating issue of the war in Ukraine. Addressing hostilities thousands of miles apart and sharing little more ...

World Bank head says he’s not a climate denier, won’t quit

WASHINGTON (AP) — World Bank President David Malpass said Friday he won't resign after coming under criticism for his remarks earlier this week regarding climate change. At an event sponsored by The New York Times on Tuesday, Malpass wouldn't answer directly when asked whether the burning of ...

Fight to end virus pandemic takes place on UN’s sidelines

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In four days of fiery speeches over war, climate change and the threat of nuclear weapons, one issue felt like an afterthought during this year's U.N. General Assembly: the coronavirus pandemic. Masks were often pulled below chins — or not worn at all — and any ...

Michigan governor hopeful makes light of Whitmer kidnap plot

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican candidate for Michigan governor on Friday compared Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's policies to the 2020 plot to kidnap the Democratic incumbent, remarks that Democrats criticized as making light of a serious and dangerous crime. Tudor Dixon referred to the ...

‘Fat Leonard’ may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard" who claims to have incriminating sex photos of U.S. Navy brass could become the latest bargaining chip in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to win official recognition from the Biden administration, according ...

Huge surplus leaves Georgia with $6.6B in cash to spend

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia ran a surplus of more than $6 billion in the budget year that ended June 30, meaning the state's next governor and lawmakers could spend or give back billions. The State Accounting Office, in a Friday report, said Georgia ran a $6.37 billion surplus even after spending ...

Budd embraces Trump, abortion opposition in NC Senate race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In competitive races across the U.S., Republican candidates are distancing themselves from their party's most controversial policies and people — namely, abortion and former President Donald Trump — as Election Day approaches. Not Ted Budd. The North Carolina GOP ...

Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

PHOENIX (AP) — Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect. The law, ...