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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities at the most critical moment — when college graduation is in …
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers representing Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa have filed papers urging the country's Constitutional Court to throw out an opposition challenge to his election.The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said Mnangagwa and the ruling ZANU-PF party won the July …
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to …
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have decided not to file domestic battery charges against the stepmother of actress Lindsay Lohan.Kate Major Lohan was arrested July 26 after her husband told Boca Raton police that she threw a glass candleholder at him during a fight over a …
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal — a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.Researchers announced Wednesday that found the stern from the USS Abner Read last month in the Bering Sea, nearly 75 years after …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says its investigation into one of the bloodiest incidents of the 2014 Gaza war shows Israeli forces committed no wrongdoing and that there are no grounds for any criminal action against the troops.In the incident, fighting broke out after an Israeli …
NEW YORK (AP) — A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make "I'm quitting" some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear.Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it's particularly painful at small companies competing with larger businesses for workers. …
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the boy's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the …
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45 a.m.Global stocks are sinking as an unexpected drop in profits for Chinese tech giant Tencent has investors worrying about economic growth.U.S.-listed stocks of other big Chinese internet companies fell …
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hunt for auctioneers to sell off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, to settle a $9.7 million debt began Wednesday, but the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library …
MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 40 mph (65 kph) with some additional …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the war in Afghanistan (all times local):8:15 p.m.Afghanistan's president has condemned the suicide bombing in Kabul that targeted Shiite students studying for university entrance exams, killing 48.The strongly worded statement by President Ashraf …
CHICAGO (AP) — Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press.The announcement at a joint news …
BERLIN (AP) — A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service. It's the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.District councilor Ephraim Gothe …
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Police in Armenia say that they have detained a man on charges of assaulting and injuring police officers in an incident that followed an attack on a group of gay people.Police said the incident happened Tuesday after they detained a suspect in an attack on a group of …
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth.With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil to remake a dirt road that fire crews tore apart days earlier to stop flames that would become part of the …
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday elected an ally of Imran Khan as its speaker, paving the way for the former cricket star to become the next prime minister even as he faced a new legal challenge amid a claim that he had fathered an illegitimate daughter in the United …
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 11 people were swept away by a flash flood while picnicking at a waterfall in central India on Wednesday, an official said.District Magistrate Shilpi Gupta said seven others were rescued by helicopter, but 30 people remained trapped on rocks in the river in Shivpuri …
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A prosecutor says police impersonators who have been fooling police, firefighters and the public for three years in and around Flint, Michigan, are expected to avoid jail time.The Flint Journal reports Willie Strong III and Auston Rose pleaded guilty to impersonating a …

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