Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps nations fight climate change. The incoming Trump administration and some Republicans oppose the program. The State...
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Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance

AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies – the gun industry and a leading suicide...

Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany’s Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” by choreographer John Neumeier. The companies said...

Andy Cohen's near-clash: Joan Rivers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Andy Cohen revels in his free-wheeling talk show, but Joan Rivers’ last appearance on his Bravo series almost led to a clash with another guest. About six weeks before her death, Rivers and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of “Dancing with the...

60-year-old Gorilla, 1st To Be Born In A Zoo, Dies In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo says the country’s oldest known gorilla, and the first in the world to be born in a zoo, has died. Colo was 60. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday that Colo died in her sleep, less than a month after her birthday. She surpassed the...

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition. Diekman, the top left-hander in the Texas bullpen, has battled the condition throughout his career....

As Knicks tumble again, Carmelo's future may be all to watch

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do. Another January collapse makes it easier to wonder if either will happen. The Knicks have fallen off the playoff pace, again proving they...
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Foxx: Private dollars alone can't solve transportation woes

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Stimulating private investment in infrastructure projects, as President-elect Donald Trump has proposed, can cover only a fraction of the costs of solving America’s transportation problems, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx...

Sonar Scans Help Divers Target Lake Erie Plane Crash Search

CLEVELAND (AP) — Divers are using information from weekend sonar scans to target their Lake Erie search for remaining debris from a corporate jet that crashed last month in Ohio with six people on board. Officials in Cleveland said the search in the water was resuming Tuesday....
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Artwork depicting Ferguson removed from Capitol display

AP Photo/Zach Gibson WASHINGTON (AP) — A student’s painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently. Several Republicans had complained about the painting,...