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WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON—Jan 22, 2019— Americans say natural disasters and their local weather are influencing their views on climate change. That’s the finding of a new poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. The poll finds 74 percent of Americans say hurricanes, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

Hurricane Michael: Children face stress of upended lives

When Tiffany Harris and her two children emerged from their hotel after Hurricane Michael roared past, her 3-year-old son pointed to a sea of fallen trees and shattered buildings. “It’s broken. It’s broken, Mommy, fix it,” she recalls her little boy Amari begging. Harris, who lives with her boyfriend, two children, plus her sister and … Continue reading Hurricane Michael: Children face stress of upended lives

SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

SINGAPORE — Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed criticism over her government‘s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Suu Kyi on Wednesday that the violence, which led more than 700,000 of the country’s Rohingya minority to flee for Bangladesh since August 2017, was “without excuse.” Pence also … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Pence says Myanmar’s handling of Rohingya ‘without excuse’

MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

MADRID— Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that “the match is not happening this year” because of Nadal’s injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play … Continue reading MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

ATLANTA | AP Explains: A close, maybe disputed Georgia governor’s race

ATLANTA — The Republican nominee has declared victory in a hotly Georgia governor’s race, which he oversees as the state’s top elections official. His Democratic opponent says ballots remain to be counted. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams one of the nation’s top midterm … Continue reading ATLANTA | AP Explains: A close, maybe disputed Georgia governor’s race

SOELDEN, Austria | A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title

SOELDEN, Austria— Marcel Hirscher‘s offseason preparations have been seriously hindered for a second straight year. But few doubt it will affect the Austrian’s chances of winning his eighth overall World Cup title in a row, with the new Alpine skiing season getting underway this weekend. Last year, Hirscher fractured an ankle bone during his first … Continue reading SOELDEN, Austria | A family man now, Hirscher still favorite for overall title

LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to bounce Yanks from ALDS

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN Baseball‘s biggest rivalry gets the spotlight to itself as the Red Sox try to eliminate the Yankees in Game 4 of their AL Division Series. New York will be trying to rebound from the most lopsided postseason loss in the franchise’s … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Red Sox try to bounce Yanks from ALDS

LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

A look at what’s happening around the majors Saturday: SPRINGTIME Astros leadoff man George Springer has a chance to tie the postseason record for most consecutive games with a home run. Springer connected for the fifth game in a row Friday as Houston beat Cleveland 7-2 to open the AL Division Series. Springer homered in … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Springer HR streak, Price not right vs Yankees

LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: NO OPENERS NEEDED Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber will start the AL Division Series between the Astros and Indians at Minute Maid Park in a matchup that figures to buck the October trend of bullpen “openers.” Verlander, a 14-year veteran, believes the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians buck opener trend; Yanks-Sox

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI — How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths. The economic toll … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

MIAMI — It’s about the water, not the wind, with Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say “it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard posed by the slow-moving storm is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland.” Officials also have confirmed … Continue reading MIAMI | WHAT’S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

LEADING OFF: Acuna and Braves face Greinke in Arizona

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: BRAVE NEW WORLD Rookie phenom Ronald Acuna Jr. will try to get the first-place Atlanta Braves off to another fast start when they visit Arizona in a matchup of NL playoff contenders. Acuna hit his eighth leadoff homer Wednesday, setting a club single-season record, but the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Acuna and Braves face Greinke in Arizona

LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks to extend the string at … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two countries. Trump says on Twitter the U.S.-Mexico relationship with Mexico “is getting closer by the hour” and he says a trade deal “could be happening soon!” He’s spoken of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump suggests US close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico

NEW YORK | MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

NEW YORK — MTV is launching its first-ever drive to encourage young people to register and vote during a midterm election year. The youth-centric network will unveil the effort at Monday’s Video Music Awards in New York. The drive is aimed at urging fans to make voting a communal effort with their friends. It hearkens … Continue reading NEW YORK | MTV launches drive to get young people to vote

LEADING OFF: Mets-Phils in Little League game, Urena starts

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: BIG-N-LITTLE Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto and Scott Kingery will be back in familiar territory when the Mets and Phillies play under the lights in the Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game will be held at Bowman Field, which seats about 2,500 fans as the … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Mets-Phils in Little League game, Urena starts