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Lives Lost: Families find solace in memories and mementos

Long after the funeral or memorial, if one was even possible, and long after the condolence cards, the phone calls of support, there is simply the emptiness. That’s when the memories rush in. ...

Women's issues at UN: Still 'too low down on the agenda'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing women's conference that produced a...

Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines

The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead. With the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly reduced to recorded speeches because of t...

Lives Lost: Beloved aunt would ask: 'Where's the party at?'

For family and friends, Lydia Nunez always had jokes, hugs and lots of love. She was the “glue” that brought people together, the one who remembered birthdays, spoiled her nieces an...

Lives Lost: Victims of the virus, remembered for tomorrow

Across the world, the devastation caused by the coronavirus is told in the voices of those left behind. In England, the brother of Amged El-Hawrani, a Sudanese immigrant who became a...

Lives Lost: Brothers journey from rural Mexico to life in US

To drivers on the George Washington Bridge, Martin Morales probably looked like just another weekend warrior in his windbreaker and bicycle helmet, out for a ride in the suburbs across the river from ...

Lives Lost: Young Brazilian mom loved dance, jokes and work

From the time she was a young teenager, Rafaela de Jesus Silva had numerous jobs: selling fruit and clothes in the streets, pumping gas, working as a receptionist and walking the sands of Brazilian be...

Matt Volz appointed AP's news editor for the Rockies region

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Volz, a longtime correspondent and editor who has covered stories for The Associated Press from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, has been appointed Rocky Mountains news ed...

'I've got one!' Hunting neon scorpions in the Arizona desert

LOST DUTCHMAN STATE PARK, Arizona (AP) — As the setting sun left a yellow tinge on dirt-colored cactuses as far as the eye could see, park ranger Anna Roberts gave us a lesson on what we were about to...

'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Paul Fernando Schreiner paces around a sparsely furnished room, swatting mosquitoes from his arms and neck as he wonders if today will be any different from all the others. ...

'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil

NITEROI, Brazil (AP) — Paul Fernando Schreiner paces around a sparsely furnished room, swatting mosquitoes from his arms and neck as he wonders if today will be any different from all the others. ...

AP Analysis: Pro-Bolsonaro demos in Brazil show gov't risks

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Not even five months into his four-year term, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is struggling so much to push forward with his agenda despite a big election victory that many of...

Brazil to auction oil camps despite environmental warnings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro plans to auction seven offshore oil fields in the northeast despite contrary advice from analysts of Brazil's main environmental bo...

Skoloff named to lead video across AP's West region

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Skoloff, a video journalist who has covered numerous big stories across the United States while training many text reporters on visual storytelling, has been appointed West deput...

Brazil's #metoo moment: Spiritual guru accused of sex abuse

ABADIANIA, Brazil (AP) — For over 40 years, spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria drew people from all over the world to this small city in central Brazil, offering treatment for everything from dep...