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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden steps off a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., on a visit for campaign events. On Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting a video of Biden deplaning here shows him waving to an empty field. An Associated Press reporter traveling with Biden on Tuesday confirmed he was waving to firefighters and other ground personnel outside the frame of the video. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2020 - 3:15 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But...
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In an image provided by Lego, colorful toy Lego bricks are seen. Lego said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. (Allan Ringgaard/Courtesy of Lego via AP)
September 15, 2020 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lego said Tuesday that it will stop using plastic bags inside its boxed sets and replace them with paper ones. The Danish toymaker said it will start making the switch next year and expects plastic bags to be completely phased out in the next five years. The bags are used to hold...
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President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing at Sacramento McClellan Airport, in McClellan Park, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, on the western wildfires. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 14, 2020 - 11:21 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Deadly West Coast wildfires are dividing President Donald Trump and the states' Democratic leaders over how to prevent blazes from becoming more frequent and destructive, but scientists and others on the front lines say it's not as simple as blaming either climate change or the...
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown toured the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Ore., Saturday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2020, where she spoke with volunteers and evacuees. Brown also toured the animal facility where evacuated animals are being kept. Fires along Oregon's Cascade Range grew Saturday, but at a slower rate than earlier in the week. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
September 12, 2020 - 9:40 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes that obliterated some towns and displaced tens of thousands of people, the latest in a series of calamities this year. For people already enduring the...
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People gather at the scene of a gold mine collapse near the town of Kamituga, South Kivu province, in eastern Congo Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. More than 50 people are dead after landslides collapsed three artisanal gold mines near the town of Kamituga in eastern Congo's South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. (Jeff Mwenyemali/Maisha RDC via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 6:13 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. Heavy rains for days led to the disaster. “The diggers and the transporters of the...
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Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques attends an annual general meeting in Perth, May 9, 2019. Jacques will leave the Anglo-Australian mining giant by March, 2021, over the destruction of the sacred sites, the company said on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Will Russell/AAP Image via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 2:49 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will leave the Anglo-Australian mining giant by March over the destruction of Australian Indigenous sacred sites to access iron ore, the company said on Friday. “Significant stakeholders have expressed concerns about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, high-ranking soldiers shout commands during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of Independence Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The overwhelming control of Myanmar’s economy by the military through some of its biggest companies means its foreign and domestic business partners are likely supporting military units and leaders suspected of human rights abuses, critics say. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo, File)
September 10, 2020 - 6:23 am
__ (AP) — The overwhelming control of Myanmar’s economy by the military through some of its biggest companies means its foreign and domestic business partners are likely supporting military units and leaders suspected of human rights abuses, critics say. A report by Amnesty International released...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, elephants roam in the Hwange Game Reserve in Zimbabwe. An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country's High Court, Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020, to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in the park which hosts one of Africa's largest populations of elephants. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/File)
September 09, 2020 - 8:07 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s government says it has banned mining in its national parks, but an environmental group that had taken court action to stop the development of a coal mine in an elephant-rich park said on Wednesday that it will insist on “more than just words.” Reports that a...
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September 08, 2020 - 10:37 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An environmental group in Zimbabwe has applied to the country’s High Court to stop a Chinese firm from mining coal in Hwange National Park, which hosts one of Africa’s largest populations of elephants. The Zimbabwe Environmental Lawyers Association argues that the creation...
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Director Roderick MacKay poses for portrait photographs for the film 'The Furnace' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. MacKay had to get government approval to leave Australia and will spend a total of a month in quarantine because of coronavirus precautions but says it's a small price to pay to bring his first feature film to Venice. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 05, 2020 - 9:00 am
VENICE (AP) — Roderick MacKay had to get government approval to leave Australia, spent two weeks in preventive coronavirus quarantine in Rome and will be locked up in a hotel back in Australia for another two weeks upon his return. But the 33-year-old director says it’s a small price to pay to get...
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