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The Latest: SPD leader beats Greens leader for Potsdam seat

Sep. 26, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

The latest on Germany's general election on Sunday: BERLIN — The candidate for German chancellor of the center-left Social Democratic party has defeated the Greens' chancellor candidate in the contest to represent Potsdam outside Berlin. Social...

Pelosi vows to pass infrastructure, eyes smaller social bill

Sep. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Joe Biden’s broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday vowed that Democrats will pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and push ahead on the bigger $3.5 trillion social safety net and climate change bill while...

So close! Iceland almost gets female-majority parliament

Sep. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland briefly celebrated electing a female-majority parliament Sunday, before a recount produced a result just short of that landmark for gender parity in the North Atlantic island nation. The initial vote count had female candidates winning...

After captivity, Nigerian students seek overseas education

Sep. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emmanuel Benson was planning to get his diploma in horticulture and landscaping from Nigeria’s Federal College of Forestry Mechanization next year. Now, he’s not willing to risk the return to school, after he was kidnapped by bandits with dozens of others earlier...

Wisconsin pastor fasting until Congress passes climate bill

Sep. 26, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Kenosha pastor is fasting for climate change. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, stopped eating on Saturday and said he will continue the protest until Congress passes a climate bill. Democrats pushed a...

Rescuers find body of missing kayaker in No. Stonington lake

Sep. 26, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rescuers found the body Sunday of a kayaker who had been missing since Saturday night. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said authorities had been searching for the kayaker since about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in...

Police kill armed man on crowded Southern California beach

Sep. 26, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police officers shot and killed an armed man in the sand in front of dozens of terrified witnesses, many who had gathered at Huntington Beach for the U.S. Open of Surfing. Officers responding to reports of a man with a gun made contact...

Deal to provide clean energy to 7 Michigan parks, offices

Sep. 26, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources has signed an agreement to buy energy for seven state parks and offices in southwestern Michigan. The deal with South Lyon-based Utopian Power will supply nearly 1 megawatt of clean energy to the parks...

Carbon dioxide pipelines may be opposed in Nebraska, Iowa

Sep. 26, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The companies working to build pipelines to capture carbon dioxide produced by ethanol plants and transport it as a liquid under high pressure to permanent storage deep underground may face opposition from farmers and environmental groups in Nebraska and Iowa. ...

Progress made on California fire that displaced thousands

Sep. 26, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn Fire as it...