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Russell leads Rhode Island past St. Joseph's 71-61

Jan. 15, 2020 10:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, surpassing 1,000 points for his career, and Rhode Island pulled away from Saint Joseph's 71-61 on Wednesday night. The Hawks led 47-37 with 17 minutes to play but missed their last 16 3-point shots and went 5 of 27 overall...

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the State Council in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko )

Putin engineers shake-up that could keep him in power longer

Jan. 15, 2020 3:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin engineered a surprise shake-up of Russia's leadership Wednesday, proposing changes to the constitution that could keep him in power well past the end of his term in 2024. Hours after he made the proposals, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigned and Putin named the...

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gestures as they pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Ethiopia PM asks South Africa leader to help in dam dispute

Jan. 12, 2020 8:50 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has asked South Africa's president to intervene in his country's dispute with Egypt over a massive dam project on the Nile River, set to be Africa’s largest hydraulic dam. During a visit to South Africa on Sunday, Abiy Ahmed said President Cyril...

Dowtin, Rhode Island pull away from VCU in 65-56 win

Jan. 11, 2020 10:45 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin scored 21 points and Cyril Langevine grabbed 13 rebounds and Rhode Island beat VCU 65-56 on Saturday. Fatts Russell added 16 points and Tyrese Martin 13 for Rhode Island (10-5, 2-1 Atlantic 10), which ended a two-game losing streak. Rhode Island built a 30-15 advantage with...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, right, talks with African National Congress (ANC) president and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the party's 108th birthday celebrations in Kimberley, South Africa, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo)

South African president vows to end widespread power cuts

Jan. 11, 2020 8:11 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's frequent power cuts and ailing economy have overshadowed the ruling African National Congress party's 108th anniversary festivities. Far from being a celebratory speech to the party faithful, President Cyril Ramaphosa's address Saturday focused on the serious problem of...

Russell leads Rhode Island attack in win over Davidson

Jan. 8, 2020 9:57 PM EST

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Rhode Island beat Davidson 69-58 on Wednesday night. Jeff Dowtin, Cyril Langevine and Jacob Toppin each scored nine points for the Rams (9-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10). Langevine also grabbed nine rebounds. Jermaine Harris made a...

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 cannabis plants are harvested in a hothouse at Hennops, near Johannesburg, South Africa. Now that South Africa's courts have relaxed laws against marijuana, the country's cannabis production is poised to become a multi-bullion dollar business. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

South Africa's black farmers fight to enter marijuana market

Jan. 8, 2020 4:09 AM EST

HENNOPS, South Africa (AP) — Stacks of bright green cannabis plants, freshly harvested from nearby hothouses, are expertly sorted on a lab table by workers wearing hygienic gloves and caps who snip the leaves and buds and put them in bins for further processing. Druid's Garden in Hennops, about 20 miles...

Hunsaker leads Brown past Rhode Island 85-75

Jan. 2, 2020 9:42 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Zach Hunsaker hit a career-high six 3-pointers and scored a career-best 22 points and Brown turned back Rhode Island 85-75 on Thursday night. Hunsaker made 6 of 8 from beyond the arc for the Bears (6-6), who shot 46% from distance (13 of 28). Brandon Anderson buried all eight of...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019 file photo, relatives of crash victims mourn at the scene where an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger jet crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 - and look to influence events on the continent in 2020. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

Jan. 1, 2020 6:36 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and look to influence...

Canada's Connor McMichael scores Canada's fourth goal of the game as Czech Republic's Martin Has (7) goaltender Lukas Parik and Tomas Dajcar (9) look on during the first period at the World Junior Hockey Championships on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

World juniors: Canada beats Czechs 7-2, plays Slovakia in QF

Dec. 31, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Canada routed host Czech Republic 7-2 Tuesday to complete the preliminary round at the world junior hockey championship and clinch top spot in its group. Joe Veleno, Nolan Foote, captain Barrett Hayton, Connor McMichael, Liam Foudy, Dylan Cozens and Jared McIsaac all scored...