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Young people lead global climate change protests

Sep. 20, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In Canberra and Kabul, Cape Town and Berlin, and across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit. Many were children who skipped school to take part in the second "Global Climate Strike,"...

The Latest: Poland's president links clean forest to climate

Sep. 20, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Poland's president and first lady have helped remove trash from a forest as part of a day of global action against climate change. President Andrzej Duda said the forest cleanup was a...

Australian-Lebanese jailed on Sydney bomb plot set free

Sep. 20, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities released Friday a Lebanese-Australian man who was detained for more than two years over an alleged plot to bring down a passenger plane bound for the United Arab Emirates from Sydney, after a military court said he was innocent in the case. Australian-Lebanese dual...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

Australia's Morrison coming for Trump's 2nd state visit

Sep. 20, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are welcoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny, to the White House with a pomp-filled military arrival ceremony on the South Lawn Friday morning. Morrison is just the second world leader to be granted the high...

Green and gold for Australia at Trump's 2nd state dinner

Sep. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will dine on filet of Dover sole under the stars in a Rose Garden arrayed in shades of green and gold in tribute to his country's national colors when President Donald Trump hosts his first state dinner in more than a year on Friday. Morrison is...

Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months before Tokyo

Sep. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two-time gold medalist Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing for the U.S. national team less than a year before the Tokyo Games. U.S. Sailing said in a statement Thursday that it and Page, an Australian, "have agreed to part ways." Contacted by phone, US Sailing CEO Jack Gierhart...

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur to earn Masters spot

Sep. 19, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters. Michel had a 1-up lead over Joseph Deraney after four holes in the 36-hole...

Big Ten has some of nation's top punters, and 4 Australians

Sep. 19, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The Big Ten Conference knows the value of having good punters, and it is willing to go a long way to get them. The league has four of the nation's top 23 punters after last weekend's games: Michael Sleep-Dalton of Iowa (46.4 yard average), Adam Korsak of Rutgers (46.4), Isaac...

US keeps top spot in FIBA men's world rankings; Spain No. 2

Sep. 19, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week. It's now nine-years-and-counting in the top spot for the U.S., which has held the No. 1 ranking since winning the 2010 world championship. World...