175 states signing landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders from at least 175 countries were signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, CARA ANNA

A synthesizer of sounds, Prince 'rewrote the rulebook'

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince could play guitar like Carlos Santana or Jimi Hendrix, sing like James Brown, turn out pop melodies worthy of Motown or lay down the deepest grooves this side of Sly and the Family Stone. But no one could mistake his sound for anyone but Prince.

  • Written by HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press; NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, Associated Press; JEFF BAENEN, Associated Press

24 dead in Mexico petrochemical plant blast, 8 still missing

COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported.

  • Written by FELIX MARQUEZ, Associated Press

Up to 170 states poised to sign landmark climate agreement

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As many as 170 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal takes a key step toward entering into force years ahead of schedule.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS