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Biden pledges 'relentless diplomacy' on global challenges

Sep. 21, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and...

Gabby Petito story boosted by social media, true-crime craze

Sep. 21, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a multitude of armchair detectives and others sharing tips, possible sightings and theories by way of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. ...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to...

The Latest: Johnson praises new US position on climate

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ NEW YORK — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has praised the “very different mood in Washington” about the urgency of dealing with climate change since President Joe Biden replaced Donald Trump. ...

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review, saying it puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court...

Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign, adds hybrid powertrain

Sep. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is dumping the big V8 engine in the latest redesign of its Tundra full-size pickup truck, a bold move in a market that likes big, powerful engines. The 381 horsepower, 5.7-liter V8 will be replaced by a base 389 horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6...

Brazil's Bolsonaro rebuffs criticism on pandemic, Amazon

Sep. 21, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro issued a defense of his administration at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, rebuffing criticism of its handling of the pandemic and touting recent data indicating less Amazon deforestation. His presence at...

Police: Woman wanted after report of puppy thrown into ocean

Sep. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman after beachgoers at a Georgia beach reported that an injured puppy was being thrown into the ocean earlier this month. Tybee Island police officers encountered the dog’s owner Sept. 12 and retrieved the puppy, the...

Toxic gas, new rivers of molten lava endanger Spanish island

Sep. 21, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

EL PASO, Canary Islands (AP) — As a new volcanic vent blew open and unstoppable rivers of molten rock flowed toward the sea, authorities on a Spanish island warned Tuesday that more dangers lie ahead for residents, including earthquakes, lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash and acid rain. ...

Body of apparent drowning victim recovered from Tempe lake

Sep. 21, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Phoenix (AP) — Firefighters have recovered the dead body of an 18-year-old man who apparently drowned after jumping into Tempe Town Lake early Tuesday morning. Police and fire personnel responded after the man jumped into the lake and did not resurface at about 12:30...