London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

 

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

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  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Brazil's crisis deepens as president accused of corruption

 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption on Monday, making him the first sitting president in Latin America's largest nation to face criminal charges.

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  • Written by By PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE , Associated Press

World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize announced Monday.

  • Written by By DAVID PITT , Associated Press

US mayors back plan for cities to use only renewable energy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades.

  • Written by By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON , Associated Press

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press