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Annan's legacy of fighting for equality and rights lives on

Aug. 18, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kofi Annan left the United Nations far more committed than it had been to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights — and until his death Saturday he was speaking out strongly for nations working together to solve problems and worried about the rise of...

California drops wildfire utility liability protection plan

Aug. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are abandoning a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires. For now. There's not enough time to settle the contentious and complex issues involved before the legislative session ends Aug. 31, Napa...

Judge upholds delay of anti-segregation housing rule

Aug. 18, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has upheld a decision by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to delay an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by a group of civil rights...

South Carolina-owned utility nixes meeting, bonds downgraded

Aug. 18, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility has opted to postpone this month's meeting amid confusion over its leadership as state leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a multibillion-dollar nuclear construction debacle. On Friday, Santee Cooper announced that it wouldn't be...

Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

Aug. 18, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy's president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation's roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims' families before the...

Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

Aug. 18, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near...

Tupelo airport sees increase in passengers boarding flights

Aug. 18, 2018 12:13 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A regional airport in Mississippi has reached an eight-year high for the number of passengers boarding flights. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that for the third consecutive month, boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport topped 1,000. The 1,313 boardings in July were the...

Record 455 movie, TV projects filmed in Georgia in past year

Aug. 18, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say the past year was the busiest ever for movies and TV shows filmed in the state. Gov. Nathan Deal's office said in a news release that Georgia hosted 455 movie and TV productions in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30. Recent projects filmed in the state include Mark...

UK's right-wing Farage vows to end Brexit 'sell-out'

Aug. 18, 2018 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In Britain, there is a growing sense of Brexit deja vu. Two years after the country voted to leave the European Union, emotional arguments about membership in the bloc are raging as fiercely as they did during the 2016 referendum. With seven months until Britain officially leaves the bloc,...

Turkey's president says country will defy economic threats

Aug. 18, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Saturday his country will stand strong against an "attempted economic coup" amid heightened tensions with the United States. Recep Tayyip Erdogan told thousands of supporters in Ankara that the country was being "threatened by the economy, sanctions, foreign...