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Colombia routs sloppy US 5-1 in Copa America warmup, extends unbeaten streak to 22 games

Jun. 09, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Matt Turner kept falling to the field, the American goalkeeper punching the ground in frustration. A defensive lapse by Antonee Robinson and aimless defensive play by Johnny Cardoso, Tim Weah and Cameron Carter-Vickers led to four goals in an embarrassing 5-1...

Ship at full throttle in harbor causes major South Carolina bridge to close until it passes safely

Jun. 05, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

A large cargo ship lost control of its engines and went nearly full throttle through a South Carolina harbor Wednesday, prompting the closure of one of the busiest bridges in the state. Harbor pilots were able to help the nearly 1,000-foot (300-meter) ship, which was going nearly 20...

Some Xavier University students upset with planned commencement address by UN ambassador

May. 08, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Xavier University's pick to deliver its undergraduate commencement address has sparked criticism among students who oppose past positions by the U.S. on the war in Gaza. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield is scheduled to speak at 1...

New Liberia forest boss plans to increase exports, denies working with war criminal Charles Taylor

May. 06, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

Liberia, West Africa’s most forested country, has a long history of illegal logging, which the country's regulator, the Forestry Development Authority, has repeatedly struggled to confront. So it raised eyebrows when Rudolph Merab, whose companies were twice found to have engaged...

Liberia passes a law setting up a long-awaited war crimes court

May. 02, 2024 16:13 PM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — President Joseph Boakai on Thursday signed an executive order to create a long-awaited war crimes court to deliver justice to the victims of Liberia's two civil wars, characterized by widespread mass killings, torture and sexual violence. Human rights...

A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

Apr. 07, 2024 03:06 AM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Matthew Walley's eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized...

Russia and West join forces to tackle trade in 'blood diamonds' despite feud over Moscow's diamonds

Apr. 04, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and its Western allies are feuding with Russia over its diamond production, but they joined forces Wednesday to keep supporting the Kimberley Process, which aims to eliminate the trade in “blood diamonds” that helped fuel devastating conflicts in...