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UNITED NATIONS (AP) " A landmark agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, backed by a coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas. U.N. Spokesman Farhan Haq said the EU, Canada and Nepal are all expected to deposit their instruments of ratification over the course of the day Wednesday. "By the end of the day, we expect the Paris agreement on climate change to have crossed the second and final threshold needed...

Updated at 6:10 PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) " Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered...

Updated at 6:10 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " Latino scholars and activists are criticizing Republican Mike Pence for referring to "that Mexican thing," at the vice presidential debate as he tried to brush aside criticism of Donald Trump's comments about Mexican...

Updated at 6:07 PM

VIENNA (AP) " Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher of Austria has been charged with sexual assaulting two young girls he was coaching in Vienna in the early 2000s. Vienna's state prosecution service said on Wednesday that the...

Updated at 6:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Six years after George Gjieli left federal prison, where he'd been sent for trying to break out a triple murderer, Donald Trump gave him a job running Trump Tower, where the billionaire businessman lived and worked. For a...

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) " The federal government is using a new assessment of mineral resources on 10 million acres in six Western states to decide whether to ban potential mining on the land to protect an imperiled bird. Scientists completed the...

Updated at 5:48 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " Lawmakers with Poland's ruling right-wing party voted in a tumultuous parliamentary commission session to reject a proposal for a total ban on abortion. The decision appeared to doom an effort to add further limits to...

Updated at 5:31 PM

† In retrospect, trying to score last night's vice presidential campaign debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence is not as simple an exercise as one might have expected. The consensus among pundits, including liberals like me, is...

Updated at 5:20 PM

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) " A journalist who called for a national referendum on Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Olympics says she will appeal to Hungary's highest court after election authorities rejected her initiative. Investigative...

Updated at 5:19 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " Rocket company Blue Origin pulled off a double success Wednesday, coming a step closer to launching people into space. The aerospace startup led by Amazon's Jeff Bezos tested the escape system of its space...

Updated at 5:08 PM

Three scientists won a Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for advances in a field that has big hopes for very tiny machines " the smallest ever built. Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Scottish-born Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard...

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