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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:49 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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November 22, 2017 - 8:01 am
COLLEGE FOOTBALL Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four in a week when the top half of...
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FILE-This Sept. 4, 2015, file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team's international scouting...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over the river and through the woods will be relatively easy for most North Carolina motorists during the Thanksgiving holiday. A news release from the N.C. Department of Transportation says the road and lane closure suspension began Tuesday morning and continues through 8 p.m...
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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 17, 2017 file photo, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare. Zimbabwe's Parliament erupted in cheers Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
November 22, 2017 - 3:33 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential. Wily and ruthless, the 93-year-old Mugabe outmaneuvered his opponents for decades but was undone by his own...
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President Donald Trump points to reporters after speaking at the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, as he and his family were leaving for a Thanksgiving trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 22, 2017 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue. The Treasury Department also designated a North...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 photo, soldiers from the U.S. Army and China's People's Liberation Army carry out a joint rescue response to a natural disaster in an exercise at Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center near Warrenton, Ore. It was only a drill, but roughly 100 soldiers from China and the U.S. and their top commanders are ready to use what they learned in a real disaster. The commander of U.S. Army-Pacific said Sunday - the last day of the exercise - that carrying out joint disaster responses shouldn’t depend on the state of relations between the two world powers. Gen. Robert Brown says the participants found a common interest in saving lives. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
November 22, 2017 - 3:10 am
CAMP RILEA ARMED FORCES TRAINING CENTER, Ore. (AP) — A man lay on the grass, shivering beneath his bloodstained T-shirt as Chinese military doctors and U.S. Army medics hovered over him, applying a splint and an IV. Troops nearby prepared to evacuate the injured. On a pine-studded base along the...
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November 21, 2017 - 10:36 pm
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CFP RANKINGS Tide, Canes head rankings, Tigers, Sooners next UNDATED (AP) — Alabama and Miami are one-two in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Hurricanes moved ahead of Clemson for the second spot, 10 days before the two teams meet in the ACC championship game. The...
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FILE- THIS Nov. 11, 2016, file photo shows Team Japan, from left, manager Hiroki Kokubo, infielder Tetsuto Yamada, infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and infielder Sho Nakata standing during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series baseball game against Mexico at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players' union agreed Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement is...
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