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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Elton John performs

Elton John, TikTok team up to educate about AIDS epidemic

Nov. 24, 2020 9:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day. John’s foundation and the social networking service announced their collaboration Tuesday for a live show on Dec. 1. The event will...

This photo provided by the University of Maryland shows Brooke Czwartacki taking a measurement in a well in Awendaw, South Carolina. Czwartacki regularly checks the salinity of well water as saltwater invades the state’s aquifers. (Hunter Musi/Stanford University via AP)

Coastal harm from invading saltwater ‘happening right now’

Nov. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt. Their formal complaint cited “climate-forced displacement’’ and said saltwater had poisoned their...

Foundation: $120 million to aid racial equity, hunger fight

Nov. 23, 2020 10:07 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Enterprise Holdings Foundation plans to commit $120 million to promote racial equity and fight hunger. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the five-year pledge announced Monday by the philanthropic arm of the suburban St. Louis-based rental car company also calls for some of the...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 21, 2016, file photo, singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo poses at the opening of the new photography exhibit

Artists sing social anthems for United Nations anniversary

Nov. 23, 2020 5:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Grammy-winning international star Angelique Kidjo, her artistry and her activism inform each other because music has the power to connect beyond skin color, language or countries. “Music has that absolutely powerful side to it that sometimes when I finish a concert,...

University of Missouri fraternity closes indefinitely

Nov. 21, 2020 4:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Another University of Missouri fraternity chapter has been closed indefinitely. Phillip Rodriguez, executive director of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation, said in an email that the decision to close the chapter stemmed from “a pattern of behavior that goes against the values of...

FILE - In this May 30, 2020, file photo, protesters gather in Minneapolis. Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering multiple victories in the 2020 election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Criminal justice reformers cheer multiple election victories

Nov. 21, 2020 10:06 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Almost six months after the death of George Floyd, criminal justice reform advocates are cheering the election of a handful of progressive prosecutors, the passage of ballot initiatives designed to ease mass incarceration and the decriminalization of drugs in several states. Voters also...

FILE - This May 7, 2020, file photo shows a man wearing a mask while walking under a Now Hiring sign at a CVS Pharmacy during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco.  On Thursday, Nov. 12, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop and a sign that the job market is slowly healing. The figures coincide with a sharp resurgence in confirmed viral infections to an all-time high above 120,000 a day.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

US jobless claims rise to 742,000; millions to lose aid

Nov. 19, 2020 9:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy and forcing more companies to cut jobs. The worsening pandemic and the arrival of cold weather could...

French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, European Council President Charles Michel, right, Senegal's President Macky Sall, second left, and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva attend The Paris Peace Forum at The Elysee Palace in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

Europe, Gates pledge funds to get vaccines tor poor nations

Nov. 12, 2020 1:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — European governments and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Thursday to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency funds for a global effort aimed at ensuring eventual vaccines against the coronavirus are quickly available to poor countries — though it remains...

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, Irvin Mayfield performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Mayfield and his musical partner, pianist Ronald Markham, each pleaded guilty Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge. The federal charge stemmed from the time the two spent as board members of the charitable New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Prosecutors alleged that they steered more than $1.3 million raised for public libraries to themselves by funneling it through the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which Mayfield founded. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Musicians Mayfield, Markham plead guilty in fraud case

Nov. 10, 2020 2:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grammy Award-winning New Orleans trumpet player Irvin Mayfield and his musical partner, pianist Ronald Markham, each pleaded guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy to commit fraud charge stemming from their time with a charitable foundation that raised money for libraries. Prosecutors alleged...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2011, file photo, then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick prays during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual fall assembly in Baltimore. The Vatican on Tuesday will release its long-awaited report into what it knew about ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct during his rise through the church hierarchy. The Vatican said Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 the report would span McCarrick’s entire life, from his birth in 1930 to the 2017 allegations that brought about his downfall. The Vatican said the report would cover “the Holy See’s institutional knowledge and decision-making process” as he rose through the church's ranks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

McCarrick: What's known about the abusive US ex-cardinal

Nov. 9, 2020 2:05 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday will release its report into the rise and fall of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal who was defrocked by Pope Francis in 2019 after a Vatican investigation confirmed decades of rumors that he was a sexual predator. The McCarrick...