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3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police charged at protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after the Supreme Court sentenced 12 prominent Catalan separatists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 push for the wealthy Spanish region's independence. Police used batons against the protesters who converged...

The Latest: Juggling marriage, kids and Nobel-winning work

Oct. 14, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Nobel Economics Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they're just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have two children...

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Oct. 14, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has preemptively cut the power but by far the largest to date...

Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

Oct. 14, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It's the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of...

If political talk disrupts a workplace, bosses must step in

Oct. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the next presidential election a little over a year away, small business owners will likely start seeing employees spending more time discussing politics. For many owners, that can be a problem because chats about politics can run on, cutting into productivity. Other bosses find that...

Pomp in London, Brexit talks in Brussels as deadline looms

Oct. 14, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brexit divorce talks in Brussels are making slow progress, both sides said Monday as some EU ministers said they could even spill into next week. Across the Channel, Britain dragged out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government's...

US, critics split on whether tech made nuke shipments safer

Oct. 14, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

Joe Biden's son Hunter stepping down from Chinese board

Oct. 14, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing intense scrutiny from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies, Hunter Biden says he will step down from the board of directors of a Chinese-backed private equity firm at the end of the month as part of a pledge not to work on behalf of any foreign-owned companies should his...

For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

Oct. 14, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line valued at $1.2...

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For Kurds, US pull-back feels like being abandoned once more

Oct. 7, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria's Kurds, the United States' abrupt pull-back from positions in northeast Syria carries a sharp sting, reviving the community's memories over being abandoned in the past by the Americans and other international allies on whose support they had pinned their aspirations. The...

Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69

Sep. 28, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

Sep. 20, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New York. Some of the first rallies in what is being billed as a "global climate strike" were held in...

New US-led patrols in Persian Gulf raise stakes with Iran

Sep. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf's...

Appeals court rejects contractor's appeal in Abu Ghraib case

Aug. 26, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a contractor's request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of contributing to the torture of prisoners at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison. Friday's unanimous ruling from the appeals court in Richmond could clear the path for the lawsuit against...