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Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Grover Stewart (90) for an 8-yard loss in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Colts lock up DT Grover Stewart with contract extension

Nov. 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST

When the Indianapolis Colts selected defensive tackle Grover Stewart in the 2017 draft, they initially considered him a rotational player. They hopes he could develop into a starter. Stewart has done better than expected. He's become a key cog on the NFL's second-stingiest defense and on Saturday, general manager...

A Tigray girl who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, watches women cook in front of her shelter at Umm Rakouba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Misery continues for the refugees in Sudan, with little food, little medicine, little shelter, little funding and little or no contact with loved ones left behind in Tigray. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

Nov. 26, 2020 12:03 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to surrender, and he warned the city's half-million residents to stay indoors and disarm. Instead, “an...

FILE - In this April 23, 2020 file photo, Lebanese riot police stand guard in front the central bank building, where the anti-government protesters protest against the Lebanese central bank's governor Riad Salameh and the deepening financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. A New-York-based company that was contracted by Lebanon's government to conduct a forensic audit of the country's central bank has decided to pull out of the deal because it was not able to acquire needed information and documents, Lebanese outgoing finance minister said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

NY-based company pulls out of Lebanon bank's forensic audit

Nov. 20, 2020 11:24 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A New-York-based company contracted by the Lebanese government to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank has decided to pull out of the deal because it was not able to acquire requested information and documents, Lebanon's outgoing finance minister said Friday. The...

FILE  - In this Thursday, April 16, 2020 file photo, a view of masks and goggles, part of PPE, personal protective equipment, to avoid being infected or transmitting coronavirus, at the Nightingale Hospital North West set up in the Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester, northern England. Britain's public spending watchdog says the government spent billions, without proper transparency, in a scramble to secure protective equipment early in the coronavirus outbreak. The National Audit Office says in a report Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 that companies with links to politicians were fast-tracked and had more chance of getting a contract than other applicants. Like many countries, the U.K. was caught without enough masks, gowns, gloves and other items to keep health care workers and the public safe as coronavirus cases skyrocketed.(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Watchdog slams UK over secrecy in virus equipment contracts

Nov. 18, 2020 7:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government spent billions without proper transparency in a scramble to secure protective equipment early in the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s public watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office said in a report that companies with links to politicians were...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP sources: Trump to order troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

Nov. 16, 2020 6:15 PM EST

President Donald Trump is expected to cut a significant number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a smaller number in Iraq by the final days of his presidency, U.S. officials said Monday. The plan would run counter to military commanders' advice over the past year, while still falling short of Trump's much-touted...

Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears at the hearing for his application for Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, to recuse himself from the state capture commission inquiry in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Former South Africa president testifies before commission

Nov. 16, 2020 10:14 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared Monday before a state commission investigating serious allegations of corruption during his tenure as head of state from 2009 to 2018. It is the first time that Zuma has appeared before the commission since he abandoned...

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarter campus in Atlanta, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.  (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Feds announce COVID-19 vaccine agreement with drug stores

Nov. 12, 2020 3:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have reached an agreement with pharmacies across the U.S. to distribute free coronavirus vaccines after they are approved and become available to the public. The goal eventually is to make getting a COVID-19 vaccine like getting a flu shot. Thursday's agreement...

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Bullhead City, Ariz.  Three civil rights groups are filing a lawsuit challenging  Trump’s executive order that banned federal agencies, as well as contractors and grant recipients, from offering certain diversity training which the president has deemed “anti-American.”The NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed the complaint Thursday, Oct. 29,  in federal court in Washington, D.C., along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump's diversity training order faces lawsuit

Nov. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EST

New York (AP) — Three civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging President Donald Trump's executive order that prohibits federal agencies, contractors and grant recipients from offering certain diversity training that the president deems “anti-American." The NAACP Legal Defense Fund...

A woman shows her support for President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP)

Tally may bring challenges under Pennsylvania recount rules

Nov. 10, 2020 7:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania counties ground through ballot counting Tuesday, a week after voting concluded in a high-turnout battleground election that tested a new vote-by-mail law, as President Donald Trump sought to reverse a winning margin for former Vice President Joe Biden. Preliminary counts...

Contractor sues over work at US nuclear waste repository

Nov. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EST

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A contracting company is suing Nuclear Waste Partnership over allegations that the manager of the U.S. government’s nuclear waste dump breached the contract it awarded for rebuilding the repository’s air system. Critical Applications Alliance, a Carlsbad-based joint...