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Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 21, 2019 - 2:19 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka said she's just returned from Haiti where some people struggle to get clean drinking water. This makes her appreciate even more getting into the Australian Open quarterfinals — and her own good life. Haiti is her father's birthplace — her mother Tamaki is...
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January 20, 2019 - 12:46 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that last summer saw riots over acute water pollution and crippling power outages. Demonstrators at the time set fire to nearly every government building in the unrest, as anger over failing services reached a...
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January 20, 2019 - 10:33 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country. The government said in a statement Sunday that the measure is to "shorten the...
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This image provided by the Humane Society of the United States shows a painting on elephant hide for sale at the Safari Club International conference in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 9, 2019. Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists show an array of potentially illicit products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. The artist told the activists on a video they recorded that the painting was on elephant hide. (Humane Society of the United States via AP)
January 19, 2019 - 11:10 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club...
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In this Jan. 15, 2019 photo provided by Juan Oliphant, Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and advocate, swims with a large great white shark off the shore of Oahu. Ramsey told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 17 that images of her swimming next to a huge great white shark prove that these top predators should be protected, not feared. (Juan Oliphant via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 10:04 am
HALIEWA, Hawaii (AP) — Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher and conservationist, told The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing. Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 it plans to cut its staff by about 7 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool, File)
January 18, 2019 - 8:46 am
Tesla will cut 7 percent of its workforce as it tries to lower prices and break out of the niche-car market to produce an electric vehicle that more people can afford. Tesla's cheapest model right now is the $44,000 Model 3, and it needs to broaden its customer base to survive. "Looking ahead at...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Dec, 20, 2018, showing an artwork by Banksy on the side of a garage depicts a child dressed for snow playing in the falling ash and smoke from a skip fire, in Port Talbot, Wales. The artwork has been sold to an Essex art dealer for a "six-figure sum", although the mural will stay in its current location for about two-years, it is revealed Friday Jan. 18, 2019. (Ben Birchall/PA FILE via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 6:06 am
LONDON (AP) — A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000). The artwork in Port Talbot shows a child playing in falling ash from a dumpster fire, an apparent reference to the steel town's air...
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Students demonstrate during a 'Youth For Climate' strike urging pupils to skip classes to protest a lack of climate awareness in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 4:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities Friday were inspired by a Swedish student's weekly "school strike." In Berlin, protesters focused on an...
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January 17, 2019 - 5:23 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted four Audi engineering managers from Germany in a widening diesel emissions cheating scandal. Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel were named in a 12-count indictment alleging conspiracy, wire fraud and violations of...
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In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo a firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, aka state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, Calif. A group of U.S. senators from around the American West sent a letter to President Trump warning that firefighting academies that provide required annual training for thousands of front-line fire crews are canceling classes because their federally employed instructors are on furlough. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
January 17, 2019 - 12:08 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The government shutdown is taking a toll on a wildfire fight that hasn't even started yet. Wildfire training courses are being canceled, piles of dead trees are left untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin fire-prone forests aren't happening. The winter months...
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