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Vikings debut new offense in 34-25 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...

Mozambique peace accord signed, paves way for elections

Aug. 6, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique's president and the leader of the country's main opposition group signed a new peace accord Tuesday, pledging to end years of violence and facilitate elections in the fall. In signing the Peace and National Reconciliation Agreement, President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader...

South Africa says unemployment at highest level in a decade

Jul. 30, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa says unemployment has reached its highest level in a decade at 29%. Second-quarter figures released Tuesday show the number of unemployed rose by 573,000 over the past year, with only 21,000 jobs created. It is the latest grim report for Africa's most developed economy,...

Saints QB Brees: I'm still green

Jul. 27, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees practically laughed while describing himself as "still green" at the onset of his 19th NFL training camp. The smile on the 40-year-old's face looked like an acknowledgment of how silly he knew he must have sounded as he spoke, even if, to him, there was...

Taste of the Tour: Keeping wolves at bay in the Alps

Jul. 26, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

VALMEINIER, France (AP) — When members of the cheese-making Bricard family say they're working to keep wolves from the door, they mean it literally. The mountain pastures where their milk-producing goats feed, high in the Alps where the Tour de France was reaching its climax this week, are also home to...

South African lawmakers vote to speed up land reform

Jul. 25, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African lawmakers on Thursday voted to speed up land reform by establishing a committee that will propose constitutional changes to allow for land expropriation without compensation. The ruling African National Congress has been under pressure to address the lingering inequities...

Art Neville, member of Neville Brothers, Meters, dies at 81

Jul. 22, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Art Neville, a member of a storied New Orleans musical family who performed with his siblings in The Neville Brothers band and founded the groundbreaking funk group The Meters, died Monday. The artist nicknamed "Poppa Funk" was 81. Neville's manager, Kent Sorrell, said Neville died at...

South Africa's president responds to critical report

Jul. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign. Ramaphosa has described the critical report as fundamentally and...

South Africa's president accused of misleading Parliament

Jul. 19, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African corruption watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage....

Ukraine's president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia

Jul. 19, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Friday outlined the details of an impending prisoner swap with Russia, saying that Kiev is willing to release a jailed Russian journalist in exchange for a Ukrainian film director. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's statement comes at the end of the week of shuttle...