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Today in History

Oct. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 15, 1991, despite sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, 52-48. On this...

Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

Man accused of defrauding clients via fake celebrity charity

Oct. 9, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There may be some bad blood between a former New Hampshire financial adviser and clients he's accused of defrauding via a fake charity he claimed involved singer Taylor Swift. The state bureau of securities regulation recently obtained a temporary court order freezing the assets of...

Crusading tech mogul aims to prove CEOs can be activists too

Oct. 4, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Salesforce founder Marc Benioff oversees a $130 billion software empire from a 62-story skyscraper that towers above everything else in San Francisco. But he sits uneasily in his lofty perch because of a worsening economic divide on the streets down below, where the lavish pay doled...

'You are failing us': Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Sep. 24, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, though, they and others conceded it was not enough. And even...

The Latest: Biggest polluters did not make climate pledge

Sep. 23, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the Climate Action Summit taking place at the United Nations (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The 77 nations committing to carbon neutrality by 2050 do not include the biggest carbon polluters — China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan. Most of the nations...

Producer Brian Grazer traces his success in 'Face to Face'

Sep. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist. Getting people to set aside their phones and engage one another and meet eyes has been a priority of late for Grazer,...

Bill Gates to honor India's Modi despite Kashmir concerns

Sep. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates aren't backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region. A dozen people, some wearing "Free Kashmir" T-shirts, with the Justice For All coalition delivered 100,000 petition...

Former Greensboro scout helps find cure for deadly disease

Sep. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The FDA's approval of a drug that cures the deadliest tuberculosis has the fingerprints of one of Alice Pearce's former Girl Scouts all over it. Scientist Doris Rouse, who spent nearly two decades leading the team of researchers at RTI International in working on a cure for a...

The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

Sep. 15, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service...