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The Latest: Chinese FM: commitments should be honored

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:49am

The Latest on the Climate Action Summit taking place at the United Nations (all times local):

UN chief urges action to make Earth carbon neutral by 2050

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:53am

Leader after leader told the United Nations on Monday that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. But as they made their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, they conceded it was not enough.

US universities see decline in students from China

Michael Melia and Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 7:03am

After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition revenue.

Post-quake fake news drives Albanians outdoors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 3:22am

Albanian police say they have questioned two journalists on suspicion that they provoked panic by reporting that a large earthquake was likely, after an earlier quake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

Ocean heat wave threatens severe damage to Hawaii coral

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:06pm

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands' most abundant and vibrant coral reefs thrives just below the surface.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's twisted reality on guns, environment

Hope Yen, Seth Borenstein and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:28pm

President Donald Trump is twisting reality on gun control and the environment.

Over 65? Utah doctor advises yearly memory test

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:13pm

For the first time, the nation’s leading group of brain doctors is recommending everyone age 65 and older receive a yearly memory assessment.

Sigmund Jaehn,1st German in space as 1970s cosmonaut, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:57pm

Sigmund Jaehn, who became the first German in space at the height of the Cold War during the 1970s and was promoted as a hero by communist authorities in East Germany, has died. He was 82.

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:03am

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit."

Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:42am

Fear and safety hazards kept many residents of Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres out of their homes Sunday after an earthquake the day before injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Anton L. Delgado and Dustin Patar, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:20am

Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away.

Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:14pm

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests.

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:04pm

What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years.

Brazil aims to deflect criticism over Amazon deforestation

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:18pm

In July, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed global concerns about fires raging in the world's largest rainforest, saying "The Amazon is Brazil's, not yours." Now, the far-right president's government has a new message: Everything's fine, and the rainforest is open for private investment.

The Latest: Judge hears arguments for abortion wait period

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 12:55pm

The Latest on the trial over Tennessee's abortion waiting period. (all times local):

Judge hears arguments in challenge to Georgia abortion law

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:18pm

Opponents of Georgia's restrictive new abortion law told a judge on Monday that it violates Supreme Court precedent and should be blocked, while the state argued the law should be allowed to take effect as planned.

Tennessee abortion clinics hope to defeat waiting period

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 11:17pm

The former medical director of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi testified on Monday that Tennessee's 48-hour waiting period for abortions actually delays the procedure by up to a month.

Lowell Observatory getting open-deck facility for viewing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:35am

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is close to opening a new open-deck observatory, a movable-roof facility featuring six telescopes for use by researchers and the public.

Survey: 8,000 turtle nests washed out by Dorian in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:10pm

Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge.

'What is that, man?' Navy confirms videos of flying objects

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:54am

The U.S. Navy has confirmed the authenticity of three videos taken from its planes that show unidentified objects flying through the air.