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Greenpeace chief warns of 'greenwashing' at UN climate talks

Oct. 22, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday warned against efforts by countries and corporations at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the planet. The summit hosted by Britain has been...

Dems' domestic plans popular, but reward by voters unassured

Oct. 21, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Democrats struggling to enact President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda are confronting one of Congress’ cruelest conundrums: Your goals may be popular, but that doesn't ensure they'll become law or that voters will reward you. Polls show the...

Japan's PM interrupts campaign as N Korea test-fires missile

Oct. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of a missile earlier in the day. Fumio Kishida's campaign was already off...

New Mexico awards $2M contract for 'academic coaches'

Oct. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials...

#MeToo poll: Many in US more willing to call out misconduct

Oct. 15, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Americans have watched a public reckoning unfold since 2017 as the #MeToo movement exposed the enduring prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in people's lives. A string of powerful men were taken down in its wake. But has the movement changed their own lives in...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

Oct. 14, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan, who was at the helm of Maine’s largest electric utility during the disastrous 1998 ice storm, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps, has died. He was 74. ...

Mexican science board tells researchers: don't criticize

Oct. 08, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s newly politicized government science board has reportedly ordered researchers not to publicly criticize the body, and said they have to clear any public comments through its press office. The council was already under fire after it helped...

US, Pakistani officials in strained talks over Afghanistan

Oct. 08, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. and Pakistani officials held difficult talks on Friday in Pakistan's capital amid a worsening relationship between Washington and Islamabad as each searches for a way forward in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The meeting between Washington’s deputy...

PM Andrej Babis front-runner in Czech vote, despite scandals

Oct. 08, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czechs begin voting Friday in a parliamentary election with polls showing Prime Minister Andrej Babis, a populist billionaire, has a good chance of keeping his job despite a new scandal over his financial dealings. Two days of balloting are being held to...