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As China censors homegrown feminism, a feminist scholar from Japan is on its bestseller lists

A 75-year-old Japanese feminist scholar who’s not married and does not have children is not the kind of person you'd expect to get famous in China

Algeria expands English-language learning as France's influence ebbs

Algeria is among many countries in Africa to take steps to transition parts of its education system away from French and toward English

The far right has been feuding with McCarthy for weeks. Here's how it's spiraling into a shutdown.

With little time left to prevent a government shutdown, the House is in a familiar position: effectively paralyzed as conservatives feud with Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Train strikes today: Everything you need to know about September and October rail industrial action

‘This is a political dispute caused by the government,’ claims train drivers’ union

Ryder Cup 2023 LIVE: Timings and scores as Europe and USA battle in Friday foursomes

Luke Donald has sent Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton out to face the USA’s Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns to begin Friday’s foursomes

Helena Christensen says she has no interest in being in a supermodel documentary

‘There is nothing I would’ve wanted to do less,’ supermodel says

Suspect in Maga hat arrested after protester shot during demo against statue of conquistador in New Mexico

A man earlier pictured wearing a Maga hat has been arrested in New Mexico for shooting a protester during a demonstration against a controversial statue of a Spanish conquistador.

Orioles announce new 30-year deal to stay at Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles have reached a deal with the state of Maryland that keeps the team at Camden Yards for at least 30 years

What is silicosis? The incurable disease sickening young California workers who cut countertops

Silicosis is causing men in their twenties and thirties to have severe disease and, in some cases, death

Democratic rising stars rally around Biden's reelection. They're also eyeing 2028 bids of their own

A new generation of Democratic presidential prospects is taking steps to strengthen their national profiles as they fan out across the country to help President Joe Biden's reelection campaign

Brazil's President Lula set to undergo hip replacement surgery

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is scheduled to undergo hip replacement surgery Friday

Navy issues written reprimands for fuel spill that sickened 6,000 people at Pearl Harbor base

The Navy is issuing written reprimands to three now-retired military officers for their roles in the spill of jet fuel into Pearl Harbor’s drinking water in 2021

Australian defense minister says army will stop flying European-designed Taipan helicopters

Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles says the army will never again fly its fleet of MRH-90 Taipan helicopters following a crash in July that killed four soldiers

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

A Chinese paramilitary policeman is reflected on a European flag as he directs foreign journalists at a news conference in Beijing; the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Games is held in Hangzhou, China; an idol of elephant-headed

Did Trump fake union turnout at his Michigan rally?

Ex-president’s claim to have organised an audience of ‘hundreds’ of union members remains unlikely

What to know and what's next for Travis King, the American soldier who ran into North Korea

An American soldier who sprinted into North Korea and was held there for two months before being returned to the U.S. is now set to undergo medical testing and extensive questioning about his time in the isolated country before

How you brush your teeth could be linked to dementia risk

Multiple studies have a established a connection between oral care and cognitive wellbeing

Second Republican presidential debate draws fewer viewers than first, with 9.5 million watching

The second Republican presidential debate this week attracted fewer viewers than the first debate in August, with an estimated 9.5 million tuning into Wednesday night’s event

Traveling with Milley: A reporter recalls how America's top soldier was most at home with his troops

Gen. Mark Milley, in June, made his last trip to Normandy to honor those who fought on D-Day, and to celebrate with the young American soldiers in the French town that welcomes them every year

Ex-Detroit police chief James Craig will join GOP primary for US Senate in Michigan, sources tell AP

Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig is planning to announce a Republican bid for U.S. Senate in Michigan next week, according to two people familiar with the matter

David Montgomery runs wild as Lions beat Packers 34-20 to take early command of NFC North

David Montgomery rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions asserted themselves as the team to beat in the NFC North, dominating the first half and beating the Green Bay Packers 34-20

AP Week in Pictures: Global | Sept. 8-14, 2023

A group walked to the Jamtalferner Glacier in Austria . A deadly fire raced through a wedding hall in Iraq. Fencers competed at the Asian Games in China. And an idol of the elephant-headedHindu god Ganesha is taken for immersion at

Thousands of women march in Latin American cities calling for abortion rights

The streets of cities across Latin American were bathed in green as tens of thousands of women marched to commemorate International Safe Abortion Day

Louisiana citrus farmers are seeing a mass influx of salt water that could threaten seedlings

Citrus farmers in the southeast corner of Louisiana are scrambling to find ways to irrigate their crops with fresh water

Analysis: It looks like it'll take all 162 games to decide MLB's postseason races

It might take all 162 games of the long Major League Baseball season to decide the playoff races in both the National League and American League

Arizona says No Labels must accept all candidates even if the third party's leadership opposes them

Arizona’s top elections official says the No Labels party can’t block candidates from using its ballot line to run for office

The fall of an enclave in Azerbaijan stuns the Armenian diaspora, extinguishing a dream

The Armenian diaspora has been stunned by the swift fall of the Armenian-majority enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijani troops and the exodus of much of its population

Slovakia election pits a pro-Russia former prime minister against a liberal pro-West newcomer

Slovakia holds an early parliamentary election on Saturday that pits populist former Prime Minister Robert Fico who campaigned on a clear pro-Russia and anti-American message against a liberal pro-West newcomer

Ryder Cup day one: Luke Donald puts faith in his rookies as the action starts

Ludvig Aberg and Sepp Straka are be in action for Europe in the morning foursomes.

9 years after mine spill in northern Mexico, new report gives locals hope for long-awaited cleanup

Locals are still suffering from a massive 2014 waste spill at a copper mine in the northern Mexican border state of Sonora, officials with the country's environmental agency say

Los Angeles city and county to spend billions to help homeless people under lawsuit settlement

Los Angeles County and city will spend billions of dollars to provide more housing and support services for homeless people under a lawsuit settlement approved by a federal judge

As migration surges in Americas, 'funds simply aren't there' for humanitarian response, UN says

Countries in the Americas are reeling as the flow of migrants reaches historic levels, but a U.N. officials says international “funds simply aren’t there” for humanitarian needs

Georgia Republicans suspend state senator who wants to impeach DA for indicting Trump

Georgia’s Republican Senate Caucus is suspending a GOP state senator after an uproar over his plan to impeach Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis for indicting former President Donald Trump

Trump says he will not try to have his Georgia election interference case moved to federal court

Former president and 18 other defendants have all pleaded not guilty in sprawling Fulton County Rico case