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At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate

By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as...full story
updated 2014-09-19 06:22 AM
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A fishermen leaps to his boat in harbor as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers (85 miles) per hour. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Pro-Russian rebels, right, followed by members of the OSCE mission, walk by plane wreckage as they arrive for a media briefing at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission for the first time since last week's crash. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) FILE - In this March 5, 2014 file photo, French-built warship BPC Vladivostock, designed to strengthen Russia's ability to deploy troops, tanks and helicopter gunships, leaves the Saint Nazaire's harbor, western France, for its test run on the open sea off coast of France. French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a 1.1 billion-euro French-made warship to Russia, despite increasing pressure for tougher European sanctions against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine. European Union foreign ministers are meeting Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Brussels, with some calling for an arms embargo or other new punishment against Russia. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File) Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Corder) Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two-week war. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) A shoe lies next to melted aluminum at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Fishermen tie down their boats as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) FILE - In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian man is helped to flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, after an Israeli strike in the area. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) A Palestinian inspects the damage of the Al-Shalam (Peace) tower, destroyed by an overnight Israeli strike, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional cease-fire, Israel's prime minister said he'll do whatever is necessary to keep Israelis safe from Hamas attacks. Gaza health officials say hundreds Palestinians have died since the beginning of Israel Filipino children play after a downpour due to Typhoon Matmo in suburban Navotas, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Typhoon Matmo continues to exit the Philippines and is predicted to hit Taiwan next said Philippine weather forecasters. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
By JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:22 AM

French president quizzed over domestic failures French president quizzed over domestic failures
By GREG KELLER
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande sought Thursday to stake out a forceful position on international affairs, even as his failures on the domestic....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:01 AM

New center-left Slovenian govt voted into office

Associated Press

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) -- Slovenia's parliament has voted into office a new center-left government in the small eurozone nation that narrowly avoided bailout last year. Prime....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:01 AM

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits
By JOHN ROGERS
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry Thursday to sign legislation that more than triples the....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:42 AM

Guam police officer charged with sexual assault

Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Bail has been set at $500,000 for a Guam Police Department officer charged with official misconduct and sexual assault. Pacific Daily News....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:42 AM

Wig designer's suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed
By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. In a lawsuit....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:22 AM

France dismisses accusations it pays ransoms France dismisses accusations it pays ransoms

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- President Francois Hollande is dismissing widespread suspicion that the French government pays ransoms to extremist groups to free French hostages. Islamic State militants....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

Report: Progress 'modest' on upping embassy safety
By MATTHEW LEE
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat U.S.....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

Stocks creep higher on encouraging news
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

The U.S. stock market is higher in midday trading as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

Obama nominates US envoys to Mexico, India

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is nominating a former Clinton White House deputy chief of staff as ambassador to Mexico and a former senior....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:01 AM

UN chief calls for about $1 billion to fight Ebola

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the number of Ebola cases is doubling every three weeks and is calling for a 20-fold increase....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:01 AM

Native Americans getting final settlement payments
By MATT VOLZ
Associated Press

HELENA, Montana (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Native Americans across the nation have started receiving the final cash payments this week from one of....Fullstory

2014-09-19 06:01 AM

Nigeria's ruling party wants Jonathan as president

Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's ruling party says President Goodluck Jonathan is its candidate for February 2015 elections. Jonathan has been criticized for a 5-year-old Islamic....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:42 AM

BC-Britain-Scotland Referendum,Vote Call,ADVISORY

Associated Press

Editors: The Associated Press will make its call about whether Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom based only on verified, conclusive official voting results....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:42 AM

European nations sign treaty to fight match-fixing

Associated Press

MACOLIN, Switzerland (AP) -- Fifteen European countries have signed a treaty pledging better prevention and prosecution of match-fixing and corruption in sports. Germany, Russia and Switzerland....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

Cyprus official: Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' energy minister says Egypt and Jordan are interested in buying natural gas from the Mediterranean island nation to meet their....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution
By TIM TALLEY
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal judge says he is concerned Oklahoma won't be able to give its execution team more training before three inmates....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

France to provide air support in Iraq France to provide air support in Iraq
By GREG KELLER
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France says it's agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to support its fight against Islamic Stage fighters who've captured swathes....Fullstory

2014-09-19 03:01 AM

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