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John Ambrose, a guide with the Beatles-themed Fab4 Taxi Tours, wears a face mask as he walks past a statue of the Beatles in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. The English port city that gave the world the Beatles weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated symbol of urban renewal. Now, the coronavirus is putting Liverpool's hard-won revival in jeopardy, and raising tensions between the north of England and the wealthier south. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Virus curbs widen England's north-south rift, stir animosity

Oct. 16, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool, the English port city that gave the world the Beatles, weathered decades of industrial decline before becoming a celebrated symbol of urban renewal. Now, the coronavirus is putting the city’s hard-won revival in jeopardy, and raising tensions between the north of...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2020. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 2002, bombs blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants destroyed a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians and seven...

In this image made from UNTV video, Monica Zalaquett, Minister for Women and Gender Equality of Chile, speaks during a pre-recorded message which was played inside the United Nations General Assembly Hall, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at U.N. headquarters, in New York. (UNTV Via AP)

25 years after UN women's meeting, equality remains distant

Oct. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, leaders and ministers from over 100 nations admitted that 25 years after the adoption of a road map to achieve equality for women not a single country has reached that goal — and many warned that instead of progress there is now push back. French President Emmanuel...

FILE -- In this Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019, file photo Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs talks during an interview in Stockton, Calif. Mayors across the country are committing to give cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it. It's part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income as a way to combat poverty and systemic racism. Tubbs, launched one of the country's first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Mayors vow to launch guaranteed income programs across US

Sep. 16, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses the plenary during her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will set out her vision of the future in her first State of the European Union address to the EU legislators. Weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic and the departure of the United Kingdom, she will center her speech on how the bloc should adapt to the challenges of the future, including global warming, the switch to a digital economy and immigration. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

EU chief says UK cannot change EU-UK withdrawal agreement

Sep. 16, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The president of the European Union's executive arm said Wednesday that the United Kingdom cannot unilaterally change the bilateral Brexit agreement without destroying global trust in the country. Insisting that chances for a future trade deal were slipping away by the day, European...