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Youth activists in NC bring experience, optimism to protests

Jun. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — One day during her senior year of high school, Krissy Oliver-Mays had to step out of her AP Literature and Composition class to call Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. Upon returning, “everybody’s looking at you, and you’re like, ‘Sorry, you know, it’s the...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg during a radio statement at the 'Sveriges Radio' in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, June 14, 2020. In a wide-ranging monologue on Swedish public radio, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg recounts how world leaders queued up to have their picture taken with her even as they shied away from acknowledging the grim scientific fact that time is running out to curb global warming. (Photo/Mattias Osterlund)

Thunberg has hope for climate, despite leaders' inaction

Jun. 20, 2020 2:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Preparing for her appearance before the U.N. General Assembly last fall, Greta Thunberg found herself constantly interrupted by world leaders, including U.N. chief Antonio Guterres and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who had formed a queue to speak to her and take selfies. “Jacinda...

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg talks via video link with Professor of Environmental Science Johan Rockstrom in Germany, during a live chat on International Earth Day where they discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the environment, at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Jessica Gow/TT News Agency via AP)

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

May. 27, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark. Danish media, citing the Danish...

Boy wants to save the oceans. His moms are there to help.

May. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One day last year, Miles Fetherston-Resch was watching the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week when he decided he wanted to donate the money in his piggy bank — all $13 of it — to ocean conservancy. He was 6 at the time. And as with all declarations by boys that...

Plants grow on a field in Falkensee, near Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Germany's farmers, foresters, and firefighters are eagerly awaiting widespread rain forecast for this week, as a warm and dry spring has raised fears of a third summer drought in as many years. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Coronavirus threatens 'years of progress' on climate issues

May. 19, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic threatens to derail any progress made in recent years to deal with the climate change crisis, organizers of the annual gathering of business and political elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos said Tuesday. In a survey of industry professionals that reassesses the...

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New this week: Gaga, 1975 music, a last 'Trip,' 'Stargirl'

May. 18, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Lynn Shelton movies: The weekend brought the painful loss of Shelton, the 54-year-old filmmaker and a unique voice in...

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Review: The 1975 offer one new great song after another

May. 18, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

The 1975, “Notes on a Conditional Form” (Dirty Hit/Interscope) Do you have time on your hands? Of course you do. Then there’s no excuse but to dive into the hefty new 22-track collection from The 1975. Each time you think you’ve found the best song, another comes along. The British...

Tina Nguyen, a nurse at at the International Community Health Services clinic in Seattle's International District, examines a nose swab while conducting walk- and drive-up testing for COVID-19, Friday, May 15, 2020. As testing supplies for coronavirus have become more abundant, the clinic has been able to offer testing to anyone in the community by appointment if they are experiencing symptoms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Most US states fall short of recommended testing levels

May. 15, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As businesses reopened Friday in more of the U.S., an overwhelming majority of states still fall short of the COVID-19 testing levels that public health experts say are necessary to safely ease lockdowns and avoid another deadly wave of outbreaks, according to an Associated Press...

The Latest: China’s foreign minister lashes out

May. 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China’s foreign minister lashes out and says...