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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, steps off Air Force One after arriving at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. President Barack Obama opens a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In Alaska, Obama urges climate action

Monday, August 31, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Anchorage and called on other nations …

Experts: No criminal exposure for Clinton

Monday, August 31, 2015

WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have …

Police, protesters clash in Ukraine

Monday, August 31, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded. It was the worst violence in the …

Hezbollah throws weight behind Lebanon’s protests

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

BEIRUT — The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government’s resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital but has …

US users sue cheating website

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use Ashley Madison are suing the website for cheaters after hackers released personal and detailed information of millions of users, including financial data and sexual proclivities. The …

Couples say ‘I do’ to words of court ruling

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a …

Four who foiled attack get France’s top honor

Monday, August 24, 2015

PARIS — The president of France pinned his country’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, on three Americans and a Briton on Monday, saying they “gave a lesson in courage” by subduing a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed …

Koreas resolve dispute

Monday, August 24, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea — After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they’ve been …

Man describes tackling La. police shooting suspect

Monday, August 24, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. — It was a scene that probably would have made most people run the other way: a bloodied state police trooper lying on the asphalt by the side of a Louisiana country road, the lights …

Wash. recruits overseas help to battle record wildfires

Monday, August 24, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (ap) — As Washington state’s wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near. Fire managers from New Zealand and Australia arrived to contribute to a ground campaign led …

Teens seeking deals, individual styles for back to school

Monday, August 24, 2015

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Giulia Pugliese is a typical teenager. She likes to look good, and she’s particular about what she wears. But when The Associated Press followed the 15-year-old from Long Island on a recent back-to-school shopping …

Train heroes to receive Legion of Honor

Monday, August 24, 2015

PARIS — Three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium. U.S. Airman Spencer …

Koreas look to pull back from brink

Sunday, August 23, 2015

PYONGYANG, North Korea — South Korea’s president on Monday vowed a hard line and signaled Seoul’s mounting frustration as marathon negotiations by senior officials from the rival Koreas stretched into a third day. Park Geun-hye said that without …