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Serena Williams of the U.S., right, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

'Bad timing and bad luck': Injured Serena out of French Open

Sep. 30, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams laughed at her own jokes and sounded an upbeat tone — or one as positive, at least, as could be expected from a player whose latest bid for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title ended because of injury, as did her season, probably. Williams tried to warm up for her...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange traders gather at a post on the NYSE trading floor during the direct listing of Asana, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Stocks rise amid stimulus hope, still on pace for Sept. loss

Sep. 30, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is rallying Wednesday with rising hope that Washington may break through its partisanship to deliver more aid for the economy. The S&P 500 was up 1.6% in afternoon trading, though it's still on pace to close out its first monthly loss since March. After setting a record...

Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The controversial Congolese activist and four others are going on trial Wednesday on aggravated theft charges for trying to remove a 19th century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, in a protest against colonial-era plundering of African art. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

'It belongs to us!": Tense French trial over colonial art

Sep. 30, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Is dislodging African artwork from a European museum a political statement, or a criminal act? That's the question a French court weighed Wednesday in an emotionally charged trial centered around a Congolese activist campaigning to take back art he says was plundered by colonizers. “It...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. France's highest court on Wednesday Sept.30, 2020 rejected Rwandan genocide suspect FĂ©licien Kabuga's appeal of a decision to extradite him to an international court in The Hague. Kabuga, one of the most-wanted fugitives in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, was arrested outside Paris in May after 25 years on the run. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

French high court OKs extradition of Rwanda genocide suspect

Sep. 30, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s highest court on Wednesday gave the green light for Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga to be extradited to a special international court in Tanzania, rejecting his appeal. Kabuga, one of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, was arrested outside...

Netherlands' Kiki Bertens celebrates winning her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Ukraine's Katarina Zavatska at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after win

Sep. 30, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ____ 6 p.m. Kiki Bertens left the court in a wheelchair following a drama-filled 7-6 (5), 3-6, 9-7 win over 2012 finalist Sara Errani in the second round of the French Open. Apparently struggling with cramps, the fifth-seeded Bertens was...

Spain's Rafael Nadal prepares to serve against Mackenzie McDonald of the U.S. in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a U.S. dollar bill. That is the tiny weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for No. 13 at Roland Garros. The new ball is made by Chicago-based Wilson. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Ball-maker hoping Nadal wins in Paris to prove himself wrong

Sep. 30, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Less than half a gram, or half the weight of a dollar bill. That, according to their manufacturer, is the almost infinitesimal weight difference between the old French Open ball that Rafael Nadal happily bashed in winning his 12th title last year and the new one riling him in his chase for...

Germany's Dominik Koepfer, right, congratulates Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka with his win in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Tennis players at French Open rattled by sonic boom

Sep. 30, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A tennis player at the French Open was visibly startled by a sonic boom Wednesday just as he was about to serve a ball. Before the cause of the loud bang was known, there was a brief moment of panic outside the grounds of Roland Garros in western Paris as police officers gave instructions to...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province. Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and was immediately cheered by climate campaigners. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)

Germany welcomes China climate goals, wants more EU action

Sep. 30, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord. In a speech Wednesday to Germany's parliament, Merkel stressed the significance of Chinese President Xi...

A model wears a creation for the Kenzo Spring-Summer 2021 fashion collection, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, during Paris fashion week. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show

Sep. 30, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A hybrid Paris Fashion Week continued Wednesday featuring a stand out live runway show from socially-distanced Kenzo, but no sign of any A-list celebrities. Here are some highlights: KENZO GETS ALL THE BUZZ Kenzo’s show was a fairy story in nature. Guests smiled as they breathed in the...

Serena Williams of the U.S., center, leaves after a video link press conference in which she announced her withdrawal from the tournament because of an Achilles injury prior to her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles

Sep. 30, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Saying she is “struggling to walk,” Serena Williams ended her latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam title and withdrew from the French Open before her second-round match Wednesday because of an injured Achilles heel. Williams hurt herself during her semifinal loss at the U.S. Open...