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Egypt promises to allow protest, push pledges as COP27 host

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Egypt, host of the next United Nations summit on climate change, will push countries to make good on their pledges to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions, facilitate “non...

EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine will be focuses of the World Economic Forum’s gathering of business and government leaders, so too will climate change...

AP PHOTOS: For Calif. COVID nurses, past and present collide

In early 2020, when the coronavirus began making it difficult for many people around the world to breathe, hospitals became a central front against a disease that, more than a year later, has killed n...

A ghostly set of images, and a glimpse of border danger

PHOENIX (AP) — A border wall. Smugglers. Small children being dropped into America in the darkness. A grainy video released Wednesday by authorities — its figures visible only in gho...

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...

'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'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...

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year h...