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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference on the situation in Lebanon, Sunday, Sept.27, 2020 in Paris. Lebanon's prime minister-designate Moustapha Adib resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly, Pool)

Macron 'ashamed' of Lebanon's political leaders amid crisis

Sep. 28, 2020 6:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron assailed Hezbollah and the entire Lebanese political class Sunday, and warned of a new civil war if they can’t set aside personal and religious interests to unlock international aid and save Lebanon from economic collapse. But Macron said France...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Global shares up ahead of China holiday, Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 28, 2020 4:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. France's CAC 40 rose 1.7% in early trading to 4,808.95, while Germany's DAX jumped 2.4% to 12,767.33. Britain's FTSE 100 added 1.4% to 5,922.40. U.S. shares...

A woman wearing face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.  Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asia shares up ahead of China holiday, presidential debate

Sep. 28, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Monday, ahead of the first U.S. presidential debate and a national holiday in China later in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.7% to 23,371.70, while South Korea's Kospi added 1.5% to 2,312.96. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained...

Hundreds mourn Myrtle Beach civil rights leader

Sep. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people shuffled into the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Friday morning to memorialize civil rights leader Bennie Swans Jr., who died last week. Those close to him celebrated his life with a number of gospel songs, memories that sometimes caused laughs and calls to...

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is the glamping getaway you need

Sep. 27, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) — Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend could be the pandemic panacea we all need. The hidden retreat sits steps away from the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it perfect for pandemic-wary travelers this fall. The retreat has accommodations ranging from...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, Wyoming state Sen. Grant Larson, R-Jackson, discusses funding for the budget during an afternoon session of the Legislature in Cheyenne, Wyo. Larson had several heart surgeries in recent years. He had a lung infection in the days before he died in the house he and his family built. Grant Larson died on Sept. 11, 2020, in Jackson, Wyo. He was 87. (Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Larson remembered as dedicated, practical Wyoming lawmaker

Sep. 27, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grant Larson came home on a pass from the Air Force in 1957 with his wife, Maralyn, and went shopping for a place to build a house. Jackson saloon owner Lewis Gill took them out to some unwanted land he’d bought with gambling winnings and subdivided. The Gill Addition was up...

Fayetteville food trucks gain popularity amid pandemic

Sep. 27, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Melissa and Jason Wilson harbored a longtime dream of owning their own restaurant. And when they came into a little money, they decided to make that dream come true. But it wasn’t a brick-and-mortar restaurant they invested in — it was the mobile kind. They opened...

New Huntsville dessert shop is a sweet escape

Sep. 27, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Scroll down Twickenham Treats’ Instagram of picturesque sweets pics and you’ll see it: A container of wavy, light-blue gelato with little chocolate chip cookies floating amid the azure. They call this daydream stuff Cookie Monster Gelato. “We were just talking...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2011, file photo, Gigi Jordan, the multimillionaire mother charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son, appears in Manhattan Supreme court in New York. On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, a federal judge ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

New trial ordered for NY millionaire in autistic son's death

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a new trial for a self-made health care millionaire who was convicted six years ago of fatally drugging her 8-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York City hotel room in 2010. Friday's ruling by Manhattan Federal Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave stems from a 2014...

This photo taken Sept. 20, 2020 shows volunteers with the Reno Burrito Project fashioning burritos for free distribution at spots around Reno. Thirty to 35 pounds of ground beef are used a week to make about 200 burritos. (Andrew Mendez/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)

AP Exchange: Homeless food project started with 4 burritos

Sep. 26, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a handful of spots around Reno where homeless folks gather — the old bus station, City Plaza, David Taylor Park, along the Truckee River — free burritos are creating community. The wraps sheathed in foil come courtesy of the Reno Burrito Project, a group founded by Blaize...