Iceland closes gender gap but violence against women remains


REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — For nine years in a row, the World Economic Forum has ranked Iceland as having the world's smallest gender-equality gap, and for about as long gender studies professor Gyda Margret Petursdottir has been asked how the Nordic island nation became such a paradise for women.

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  • Written by By EGILL BJARNASON , Associated Press

NTSB to issue probable cause of El Faro's sinking


Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners.

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  • Written by By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

Macron's climate summit in Paris finds new money, tech help


PARIS (AP) — World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected.

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  • Written by By ANGELA CHARLTON and SYLVIE CORBET , Associated Press

When just saying 'I'm from Newtown' can be a cross to bear


NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Suzanne Davenport still wears a memorial bracelet and has a green ribbon with a "Be Kind" magnet on her car to honor the 26 children and educators killed at the local elementary school. A resident of Newtown's Sandy Hook section, she knew some of the victims, and she knows survivors.

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