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Facing critics, Total to minimize oil work in Uganda park

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of ac...

European clubs target global fans with Champions League plan

GENEVA (AP) — European soccer clubs were urged Monday to support a Champions League expansion plan and help please a new type of global fans who have different supporting habits. A U...

Oil prices surge after attack on Saudi oil site

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil prices pressed higher Monday after strikes on major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, shook energy markets already rattled by a decision by oil produ...

MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle teacher after Bezos divorce

SEATTLE (AP) — MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has married a Seattle science teacher who expressed gratitude “for the exceptional privilege it wil...

Escalating violence ups pressure for Myanmar sanctions

BANGKOK (AP) — The escalation of violence in Myanmar as authorities crack down on protests against the Feb. 1 coup is raising pressure for more sanctions against the junta, even as countries struggle ...

US gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a camp at the U.S.-Mexico border, some asylum seekers were told by officials that the U.S. government may reopen their cases and they would eventually be able to enter the U.S. t...

55-meter penalty goal gives ACT a late 27-24 win over Rebels

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Replacement halfback Ryan Lonergan kicked a 55-meter penalty goal three minutes after the fulltime siren to give the ACT Brumbies a 27-24 win over the Melbourne Rebels in a ...

Taiwan poised to license experimental outward remittance service

Two companies will soon be able to apply for formal licenses for an experimental money transfer service that they were permitted to set up in 2019 mainly to accommodate migrant workers, according to t...

Myanmar: Defiant anti-coup movement returns to streets

Thousands of anti-coup demonstrators returned to the streets of Myanmar on Saturday to protest the return to military rule. Demonstrators have been holding protests ever since a February 1 putsch ous...

St. Peter’s edges Quinnipiac 66-64, splits season series

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — KC Ndefo posted 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as St. Peter’s defeated Quinnipiac 66-64 on Friday in a regular-season finale. Daryl Banks III had 13 ...

Tennessee fires Kevin Steele less than 2 months after hiring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fired Kevin Steele, and the longtime football coach could be paid up to $860,870 in severance for a job he had for seven weeks. Steele was fire...

Shares slip in Asia after bond yield spike hits Wall St

Asian shares slipped Friday (March 5) after surging U.S. bond yields renewed pressure on high-flying technology companies. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped as much as 2% and shares fell in mo...

German-Russian relations flare up over state-run TV channel

A dispute between Berlin and Moscow over the establishment of a Russian state-backed TV channel in Germany heated up on Friday after the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the German government of viola...

Pinkney lifts Quinnipiac past St. Peter's 65-60

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Savion Lewis had 11 points and six rebounds, and Seth Pinkney registered 10 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks as Quinnipiac narrowly beat St. Peter’s 65-60 on Thursday. ...

EXPLAINER: Why rising rates are unsettling Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Interest rates keep marching higher, and Wall Street keeps shaking because of it. The yield on the 10-year Treasury climbed back above 1.50% Thursday, prodded higher ...