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The Latest: 30 national leaders sign climate appeal

Sep. 20, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 8:10 p.m. More than 30 heads of state and government have signed an appeal for greater action to fight climate change circulated by Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen ahead...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haiti came to a standstill with no public transportation and banks, government offices and schools shut down amid street protests over a...

Officials detail drug overdose case against political donor

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be here...

The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

Sep. 19, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Ed Buck appeared in federal court after being charged in connection with a deadly drug overdose at his Los Angeles area home, but the political...

Law enforcement official says political activist Ed Buck to face federal charge in drug death at his California home

Sep. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement official says political activist Ed Buck to face federal charge in drug death at his California home.

China attacks Pelosi for meeting Hong Kong activists

Sep. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry on Thursday accused U.S. congressional leader Nancy Pelosi of making irresponsible remarks about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, one day after she welcomed activists from the city to the U.S. Capitol. Spokesman Geng Shuang said Pelosi and other American...

In new Sudan, women want more freedom, bigger political role

Sep. 19, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — On her daily walks from home to her job at a primary school in the city of Port Sudan, Khalda Saber would urge people to join the protests against the three-decade rule of Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir. At school, she rallied fellow teachers to join the pro-democracy uprising. "I...

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month. Attention on the ban intensified when a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, died this month after setting herself on fire outside a...

Sanders' Iowa political director leaves his 2020 campaign

Sep. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' Iowa political director has departed his 2020presidential campaign, leaving him without a key staffer in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. Jess Mazour was announced as Sanders' Iowa political director in March and was let go from the team in recent weeks. She...

Congresswoman: Activist suspected in overdoses roamed free

Sep. 18, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black member of Congress on Wednesday called it "incomprehensible" that after the overdose deaths of two African American men at the apartment of wealthy and influential Los Angeles area gay activist Edward Buck, a third man nearly died there before authorities arrested Buck. The men...