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Protesters block Kosovo-Serbia border, tension still high

Sep. 21, 2021 05:11 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Kosovo-Serbia border on Tuesday remained blocked by ethnic Kosovo Serbs protesting a move by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Trucks have blocked the road to the Jarinje and Brnjak...

France lobbies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France on Tuesday urged its European Union partners to consider whether to delay negotiations on the bloc’s future trade agreement with Australia over what Paris says is a lack of trust sparked by a major defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain. ...

NC Senate leader Basnight remembered by former colleagues

Sep. 21, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Top North Carolina officials, former colleagues and family members of the late Senate leader Marc Basnight are gathering at the Legislative Building to remember his lasting contributions to the state. Gov. Roy Cooper was among those expected to...

Marshall to unveil statue of Hal Greer next month

Sep. 21, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University will dedicate a statue of Hall of Fame guard Hal Greer next month. The university said an outdoor ceremony will be held Oct. 9 near Marshall's Cam Henderson Center. The nearly 8-foot-tall bronze statue...

Civil rights museum celebrating anniversary with free day

Sep. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with free admission for visitors on Saturday. Founded in 1991, the Memphis-based museum chronicles the history of civil rights in America, from slavery to...

Waived fees, photo contest offered for Public Lands Day

Sep. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The Daniel Boone National Forest plans to celebrate Public Lands Day by waiving most recreation area fees and hosting a virtual photo contest. Fees on Saturday will be waived except concession-operated sites and reserve group-use areas, the Forest...

World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Sep. 21, 2021 03:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — World leaders will be back at the United Nations for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet. Other pressing issues are...

Asian shares mostly extend losses on China property worries

Sep. 21, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly declined Tuesday, with Tokyo down 2.2% as worries about heavily indebted Chinese real estate developers weighed on sentiment. On Monday, U.S. stocks logged their biggest drop since May, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite sinking 2.2%....

Bronze bust unveiled at Burt Reynolds' Hollywood gravesite

Sep. 21, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds. That's why a bronze bust, mustachioed of course, and sporting his “Smokey and the Bandit” cowboy hat, were unveiled on Monday, three years after his...

Training camps opening after NHL's shortest offseason

Sep. 21, 2021 02:35 AM EDT

Every offseason feels short to Philipp Grubauer, though this one was a doozy. After playing the most games of his NHL career, the German goaltender saw his season end with Colorado in June, waited for a new contract and, by the end of July, joined the expansion Seattle...