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The Latest: Dutch PM: All must be involved in climate fight

Dec. 3, 2018 1:30 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says politicians need to win over all of society for measures needed to tackle climate change. Speaking Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit,...

Muggings mar international charity concert in South Africa

Dec. 3, 2018 9:12 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson Mandela. Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams,...

The Latest: Rams' Cooper Kupp hurts knee, will have MRI

Dec. 2, 2018 10:16 PM EST

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 10:25 p.m. Rams receiver Cooper Kupp suffered a potentially serious knee injury on Sunday — a blow to a team that has stayed remarkably healthy on the way to a 9-1 start. Kupp went down in the fourth quarter of Los Angeles' win over Seattle clutching his...

Bono to speak in Chicago on fighting AIDS, poverty in Africa

Dec. 2, 2018 8:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson, who...

Beyonce and other stars to perform at Mandela festival

Dec. 2, 2018 10:41 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and other international stars have gathered in South Africa for a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born. Pharrell Williams, Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey were among those headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at Johannesburg's FNB...

Trumps to attend state funeral for George H.W. Bush

Dec. 2, 2018 12:53 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Saturday mourned the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, remembering him as a man of "sound judgment, common sense and unflappable leadership." In a statement issued hours after Bush's death on Friday night, the...

Star Trek's interracial kiss 50 years ago heralded change

Nov. 28, 2018 1:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the kiss heard around the galaxy. Fifty years ago — and only one year after the U.S. Supreme Court declared interracial marriage was legal — two of science fiction's most enduring characters, Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, kissed each other on "Star...

China court reduces sentence of American Wendell Brown

Nov. 28, 2018 4:13 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has reduced the prison sentence for former college football player and American citizen Wendell Brown from four years to three for his involvement in a bar fight, a rights monitoring group said Wednesday. Brown, a native of Detroit who played for Ball State University in...

Stevie Wonder announces plan to help California fire victims

Nov. 27, 2018 9:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual House Full...

The Latest: Massive Southern California wildfire contained

Nov. 22, 2018 5:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Authorities have finally surrounded a Southern California wildfire that destroyed some 1,600 homes and other buildings and left three people dead. Fire officials announced Wednesday evening that the Woolsey Fire is...