Former elite fencer Kirsten Hawkes feels let down by the U.S. Center for SafeSport after filing a complaint to the agency formed six years ago to combat sexual misconduct in Olympic sports.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to two scientists whose work led to mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.
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Trump attends start of trial in New York lawsuit accusing him of lying about his wealth

As former President Donald Trump spent Monday at a New York trial that could cost him control of his most prized properties, a law professor argues that this trial puts the ex-president’s image as a New York real estate tycoon in peril. (October 2)

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California governor: Laphonza Butler ‘uniquely qualified” for Senate appointment

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has chosen Laphonza Butler, a former union leader and Democratic insider, to fill the U.S. Senate seat of his late mentor Dianne Feinstein. Butler will be the only Black woman in the Senate. (Oct 2)(AP Video/Terry Chea)

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Biden, actress Selma Blair, salute the Americans with Disabilities Act

Actress and disability rights advocate Selma Blair was at the White House Monday helping President Joe Biden salute the legacy of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. (Oct. 2)

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with new postage stamp

The United States Postal Service honored the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by unveiling a stamp of her at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Monday. (Oct. 2)

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Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy

Some mining companies are moving to phase out use of fossil fuels in extracting and refining, partly due to pressure from downstream customers that want more sustainable supply chains. (Oct. 1) (AP video by Victoria Milko)

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Women’s voices and votes to loom large at upcoming Synod of Bishops on future of Catholic church

The Catholic Church has for centuries been dominated by men with little hope for women entering the corridors of power at the Vatican or simply saying Mass. Catholic women are hoping that a 3-week long meeting in October might be the start of some change. On October 4th, Pope Francis will open the Synod of Bishops with 464 participants including Catholic clergy and lay-people. For the first time, women and lay people will be allowed to vote. (Oct. 2) (AP Video: Sebabatso Mosamo, Paolo Lucariello, Luigi Navarra, Gianfranco Stara. Produced by Trisha Thomas)

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Scuba divers on ecological mission off NYC coast

A small diving group in New York City is cutting away thickets of fishing line underwater and removing other pollutants to help ease threats to oceans and marine life. (AP Video: Cedar Attanasio and Ted Shaffrey) (Sept. X)

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Mexico’s rescue and drug-sniffing dogs start their training at the military’s puppy kindergarten

In the middle of a military base outside Mexico City, an army colonel runs what he calls a kindergarten for dogs. Puppies that one day will become rescue dogs, or sniffer dogs for drugs or explosives, get their basic training at the facility. They spend their first four months at the site, before being sent to military units around the country for more specialized instruction. (Oct. 2) (AP Video/Gerardo Carrillo)

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Chicago struggles to house asylum-seekers

As Chicago has struggled to house asylum-seekers arriving in the city, it’s been using a bus center at O’Hare International Airport. The use of airports to house migrants has been rejected elsewhere and it highlights what’s been a haphazard response to the crisis. (Oct.1) (AP video: Melissa Winder)

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Christina Hendricks and Pamela Anderson among stars at Westwood show

Christina Hendricks and Pamela Anderson were among the stars that showed up for Andreas Kronthaler’s show for Vivienne Westwood at Paris Fashion Week. (Oct. 1)

An official says India has told Canada to remove 41 of its 62 diplomats in the country, ramping up a confrontation over Canadian accusations that India may have been involved in the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in suburban Vancouver.
A three-judge panel is preparing to approve new congressional districts for Alabama after ruling that state lawmakers flouted their finding the state should have a second district where Black voters are the majority of the electorate or close to it.
Top-ranked Aryna Sabalenka and U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff have navigated tricky second-round opponents to advance at the China Open.
New Zealand has changed nine of the starting side which crushed Italy for its last pool match with Uruguay on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup.
The Czech Republic has announced it will reintroduce random checks along its border with neighboring Slovakia to stem a flow of migrants.
Dutch right back Jeremie Frimpong has signed a new contract at Bayer Leverkusen taking him through the end of the 2027-28 season.
Kenya’s president has welcomed the U.N. Security Council’s resolution to send a Kenya-led multinational armed force to Haiti to help combat violent gangs and pledged that it will “not fail the people of Haiti.”
Two earthquakes have struck northwestern Nepal, sending tremors through the region. Several houses were reportedly damaged by the tremor but no casualties were reported in the region.
The World Bank says South Asia is expected to grow by 5.8% this year, making it the fastest-growing region in the world even as the pace remains below pre-pandemic levels.
China has gone out of its way to welcome the Taiwanese athletes at the Asian Games. It’s part of its two-pronged strategy with the goal of taking over the self-ruled island that involves both wooing its people and threatening it militarily.
Residents say an explosion and fire at at an illegal oil refinery site in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region has killed at least 15 people.
Niger’s junta says at least 29 Nigerien soldiers have been killed by jihadis near the country’s border with Mali, the latest of growing attacks that the country’s new junta is struggling to end.
India and Pakistan moved closer to a potential Asian Games showdown for the gold medal in cricket after picking up victories in the quarterfinals.
The St. Louis Blues are hoping to contend for the playoffs this season after their postseason streak ended last spring.
With a new “player participation policy,” the NBA has made it clear that healthy players should be on the court.
The Utah Jazz made several key offseason moves with the goal of making a push for a spot in the NBA playoffs.
There’s always been a little bit of international flair in the only NBA city beyond the borders of the United States.
The San Antonio Spurs began preparing for what should be one of this season’s most demanding tasks. Answering questions about rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama.
The Chicago Bears are mired in a turmoil-filled season so far. They’ve lost a franchise record 14 consecutive games and the blew at 21-point lead at Soldier Field for the first time ever when the Broncos scored 24 unanswered points to erase a 28-7 deficit.
A Congolese military court has sentenced a colonel to death after soldiers fired upon a crowd of protesters earlier this year.
The Nashville Predators have a new general manager for the first time since the franchise’s start as an expansion team.
Indian police raided the offices of a news website that’s under investigation for allegedly receiving funds from China, as well as the homes of several of its journalists, the latest in a series of investigations into the finances of independent media in India.
The Milwaukee Brewers host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
The Minnesota Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series.
The Philadelphia Phillies host the Miami Marlins on Tuesday in Game 1 of the NL Wild Card Series.
The Tampa Bay Rays play the Texas Rangers on Tuesday in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series.
PARIS (AP) — Wales and England are through to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals and are the only teams which can rest easy in the last set of group-stage games.
Police detained almost a thousand people in raids across Turkey on Tuesday, including dozens with alleged links to Kurdish militants and an opposition news anchor, days after a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish capital.
The president-elect of the Maldives says he’s sticking to his campaign promise to remove Indian military personnel stationed in the archipelago state, promising he will initiate the process.
CF Montreal plays the Houston Dynamo in a non-conference matchup.