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German government agrees $60 billion climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Under pressure from environmental protests and growing support for the opposition Green party, the German government agreed Friday on a 54 billion euro ($60 billion) package of measures for tackling climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the deal hammered out by governing...

Trump dismisses whistleblower complaint as 'hack job'

Sep. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump irritably defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader. The complaint, which the administration has refused...

Climate change will grab globe's focus with summit, strikes

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready to hear about global warming — or the "climate emergency " as the United Nations is calling it. In the next week, there will be climate strikes, climate summits, climate debates, a dire climate science report, climate pledges by countries and businesses, promises of...

The Latest: Hundreds in the Balkans protest climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Hundreds of people across the Balkans have held protest marches as part of a day of global action against climate change. Demonstrations were held throughout Friday in several...

The Latest: Schiff disturbed by Trump's whistleblower attack

Sep. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and an intelligence official's whistleblower complaint (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President Trump's attack on a whistleblower who alerted intelligence officials to a serious and urgent matter is...

Young protesters around globe demand climate change action

Sep. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape Town to...

Stocks edge higher; S&P 500 heads for another week of gains

Sep. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading on Friday as solid gains from health care companies offset a sliding technology sector. The S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 3,006 and is within 20 points of its all-time high. The index is headed for a fourth straight weekly gain, even after some...

AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also said in...

Twitter, Facebook close accounts linked to Spanish party

Sep. 20, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Twitter and Facebook say they have removed 365 fake accounts linked to Spain's conservative Popular Party that were used to influence public opinion and spread spam. Twitter said Friday it culled from the social network 265 accounts "operated by the party" that were "identified as falsely...

Greek archaeologists uncover riches overlooked by robbers

Sep. 20, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists in northern Greece have explored more than 200 new graves in a vast ancient cemetery that was plundered in antiquity but still retained rich finds, including a gold mask and bronze helmets. In a statement Friday, the Culture Ministry said the most impressive finds came...