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Black Lives Matter protesters march, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Louisville. Breonna Taylor's family demanded Friday that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers who killed the Black woman during a March drug raid at her apartment. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew

Sep. 25, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT) 9:30 p.m. More than 100 people have gathered outside a downtown church in Louisville, Kentucky, despite a nighttime curfew. The...

A group who have been stranded in Tahiti, pictured from left, Benjamin Baude, Kissy Ika Chavez Baude, Gaïa Baude Ika and Thierry Gourtay in Afareaitu on Moorea Island, Tahiti, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. A group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island has been stranded far from home for six months now. Many arrived in March planning to stay for just a few weeks. But they got stuck when the virus swept across the globe and their flights back home on LATAM airlines were canceled. LATAM says it doesn't know when it will restart the route.(Teraihau Rio via AP)

Canceled flights strand 25 Easter Islanders for 6 months

Sep. 25, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For people around the world, the coronavirus has caused distressing separations and delayed homecomings. But the situation for a group of 25 residents from remote Easter Island stands out. For six months now the group has been stranded far across a vast stretch of ocean on...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally-recognized government, speaks at a joint news conference with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Ankara, Turkey.   Libya’s U.N.-supported government Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, announced a cease-fire across the oil-rich country and called for demilitarizing the strategic city of Sirte, which is controlled by rival forces.  (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

Aug. 29, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations on Saturday voiced alarm over what it called “a dramatic turn of events” in Libya's civil war, after a power struggle between leaders of the Tripoli-based government surfaced in the wake of anti-corruption protests. Protests over deteriorating economic...

Tens of thousands of people protest in Port Louis, Mauritius, Saturday Aug. 29, 2020, over the government's slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins . (Beekash Roopun/L'express Maurice via AP)

Thousands march in Mauritius over dead dolphins, oil spill

Aug. 29, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Honking and drumming, tens of thousands of people protested Saturday in Mauritius over the government’s slow response to an oil spill from a grounded Japanese ship and the alarming discovery of dozens of dead dolphins in recent days. Outraged over the Indian Ocean island nation's...

In a screenshot from a Zoom call, Lamonte Winston talks Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Winston had difficult conversations with players who wanted to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead and were afraid to lose their jobs if they protested against racial injustice.  He’s committed to help athletes take steps to effectuate change. Wilson, who previously worked in player development and scouting with the Raiders and Chiefs, has joined the nonprofit organization, Dedication To Community, as national director of its sports division to lead efforts to grow relationships between teams, athletes and communities. (AP Photo)

NFL mentor leads program to help players leverage platforms

Aug. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

Lamonte Winston had difficult conversations with players who wanted to follow Colin Kaepernick’s lead — and were afraid to lose their jobs if they protested against racial injustice. He’s committed to helping athletes take the next steps to effectuate change. Winston, who previously worked...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Zach Appel, right, Acalanes High School Varsity Lacrosse player, coaches 11-year-old Noah Shacklford on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Orinda, Calif. Zach and his friend Owen Estee have launched Lacrosse Against Hunger, to offer lacrosse coaching sessions to 7-14 year olds in exchange for a charitable donation to White Pony Express. All money raised goes directly to White Pony Express through Lacrosse Against Hunger's GoFundMe page. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

2 teen lacrosse players score goal in fight against hunger

Aug. 3, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

Owen Estee and Zach Appel found a way to both teach the sport that they love and help feed people in need when their lacrosse season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The two teenage lacrosse players in the San Francisco Bay Area launched “Lacrosse Against Hunger,” an initiative...