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FILE - In this June 28, 2013 file photo, the Blue Nile river flows near the site of the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Assosa in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia, near Sudan, some 800 kilometers (500 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa.  Sudan says it did not take part in negotiations on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, with Ethiopia and Egypt over their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile. Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas says the current negotiating approach to reach an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam proved unfruitful.  (AP Photo/Elias Asmare, File)

Sudan boycotts faltering talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam

Nov. 21, 2020 11:02 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan boycotted talks on Saturday between Nile Valley countries over Ethiopia's controversial mega-dam, calling on the African Union to play a greater role in pushing forward the negotiations that have stalled for years. It was the first time that Sudan refused to attend talks with Ethiopia...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Rodgers explains why he's no longer Packers' player rep

Nov. 18, 2020 5:48 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he “wasn’t real, real happy” about the negotiations leading to the most recent NFL labor agreement as he discussed why he’s no longer a team player representative. The NFL Players Association sent out a...

Missouri high court reviews new public union restrictions

Nov. 16, 2020 4:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Lawyers on Tuesday argued to the Missouri Supreme Court over whether new restrictions on public unions can take effect, including bans on picketing and strikes. At issue is a 2018 law requiring public unions to get annual permission to deduct dues from workers' paychecks and include...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, a security guard wearing a face mask stands near a basketball arena inside thre NBA bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The NBA had teams in the bubble for three months. The NHL playoff bubble lasted 65 days from the time teams arrived in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, until Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup. Officials from both leagues beamed that mask, distancing and other protocols were still being followed strictly on the final day.  (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

It's done: The NBA comes back on Dec. 22, a 72-game season

Nov. 10, 2020 9:36 PM EST

It’s official: The NBA is coming back Dec. 22. The NBA's board of governors unanimously approved Tuesday the financial terms and other parameters that were negotiated between the league and its players. Those talks were completed late Monday night, when the league and National Basketball Players...

A man wearing a face shield as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus walks on a street in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. India reports 36,470 new coronavirus cases, the lowest in more than three months in a continuing downward trend. However, the overall tally neared 8 million, the second in the world behind the U.S. with over 8.7 million positive cases. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

Oct. 28, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour period. The total reported Wednesday includes the highest single-day number of cases for the Indian capital of New Delhi — 4,853. The Health Ministry...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center right, walks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, center-left, after meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Addis Ababa. The State Department said Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 that on the guidance of President Donald Trump the U.S. is suspending some aid to Ethiopia over the

Three-way talks over Ethiopia's Nile River dam set to resume

Oct. 26, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River will resume Tuesday, according to the chairman of the African Union, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Talks over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopia...

Brenden Aaronson, right, of the Philadelphia Union and Rudy Camacho of the Montreal Impact battle for the ball in the first half. The Philadelphia Union becomes the first Philadelphia-area team to allow fans in the stands for their game against Montreal on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Philadelphia's Brenden Aaronson will transfer to Salzburg

Oct. 16, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson will join Salzburg following the conclusion of the Major League Soccer season. The Union announced Friday that the 19-year-old signed a contract through 2025 with the Austrian Bundesliga team. He will be able to play for the club when the international transfer...

The Main Street Philharmonic marching band performs in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it is planning to lay off 28,000 workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida. The company has been squeezed by limits on attendance at its parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

8,800 part-time workers in Florida part of Disney layoffs

Oct. 7, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — About 8,800 part-time union workers at Walt Disney World in Florida will be part of the 28,000 layoffs in Disney's parks division in California and Florida, union officials said Wednesday. The addition of the union workers to nearly 6,500 nonunion layoffs already announced brings the...

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., the last day the park was open due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Theme park industry leaders in California say they aren't pleased with proposed reopening guidance being considered by Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration. Erin Guerrero, executive director of the California Attractions and Parks Association, said amusement park leaders wanted changes to a draft they reviewed on Thursday, Oct. 1 and asked Newsom to continue conversations with industry leaders before finalizing the rules. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)

At least a quarter of Disney layoffs coming from Florida

Oct. 4, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney's parks division will come from Florida, according to a letter the company filed with state and local officials last week. The letter said that at least 6,390 nonunion Disney employees in Florida will be laid off starting in...

American Airlines ticket agent Henry Gemdron, left, works with a customer at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid

Sep. 30, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with a deal with $25 billion...