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FILE - Alek Minassian, top, is seen during a police interview in a still frame taken from handout video footage. Minassian has admitted to planning and carrying out the attack, a court heard Thursday, March 5, 2020.(Superior Court of Justice/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Man accused in deadly Toronto van attack pleads not guilty

Nov. 10, 2020 4:09 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto pleaded not guilty Tuesday and his lawyer said he will argue he is not criminally responsible because of his state of mind at the time. Alek Minassian faces 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder in...

File-This June 4, 2020, file photo shows Women and children walk in a makeshift site for displaced people in Kongoussi, Burkina Faso. The U.N. humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, is hoping a major ministerial meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, will not only raise a billion dollars for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region -- Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger -- but spur leaders to address the underlying drivers including increasing conflict and insecurity, weak governance, and a lack of development (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)

UN hopes meeting will raise $1 billion for key Sahel nations

Oct. 18, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is hoping a major ministerial meeting Tuesday will not only raise $1 billion for the three countries at the epicenter of a humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region but also spur leaders to address the underlying causes, including increasing...

UN humanitarian chief: Sahel is very close to tipping point

Oct. 13, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that daunting problems in Africa’s Sahel region are getting worse and the region “is very close to a tipping point — and so by extension are its African neighbors, Europe, and the world.” Mark Lowcock said in a...

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson hits a home run during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

Oct. 8, 2020 3:32 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OCTOBER OCTANE Maybe it’s the Southern California air or the atmosphere indoors in Texas, but the ball is really flying this postseason. With Randy Arozarena, Chad Pinder, Travis d’Arnaud and others powering up, there have been 82 home runs in 28...

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson hits a home run during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

LEADING OFF: Homers fly in playoffs, Atlanta arms dominate

Oct. 7, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OCTOBER OCTANE Maybe it’s the Southern California air or the indoors atmosphere in Texas, but the ball is really flying this postseason. With Chad Pinder, Travis d’Arnaud and others powering up, there had been 75 home runs in just 26 playoff...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea walks to the dugout after being relieved during the fifth inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

On the brink: Athletics find themselves in familiar spot

Oct. 6, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chad Pinder and the Oakland Athletics knew the Houston Astros were going to be a difficult opponent in the AL Division Series even after winning seven of 10 meetings during the regular season. With the Astros nearly back to full strength, the A's find themselves in a familiar playoff...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates with catcher Sean Murphy after striking out Chicago White Sox's Nomar Mazara for the final out of Game 3 of an American League wild-card series, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 6-4. (Jose Carlos Fajardo//Bay Area News Group via AP)

Pinder delivers timely hit, A's advance in playoffs at last

Oct. 1, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sure, most of these young Oakland Athletics might barely remember some of the gut-wrenching October losses over the past two decades. Two recent defeats were plenty fresh enough to motivate manager Bob Melvin’s slugging, happy-go-lucky A’s. Oakland finally ended 14...

FILE  - In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, file photo, Chad Knaus, crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, looks out over the track from their pit during the NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 auto race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. Chad Knaus will move off the pit stand and into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports, ending his crew chief career after seven championships. Hendrick on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, announced Knaus will move to vice president of competition. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Knaus gets VP job

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew chief career after a record-tying seven NASCAR championships. Hendrick on Tuesday announced Knaus will become vice president of competition. He will replace Jeff Andrews, who has...