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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry gestures during a photo opportunity with Italian Minister for Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani, at Palazzo Reale in Naples, Italy, on Friday.

Italy: Many G20 nations want more urgent climate goals

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry gestures during a photo opportunity with Italian Minister for Ecological Transition Roberto Cingolani, at Palazzo Reale in Naples, Italy, on Friday.

July 23, 2021, 4:35pm Nation & World

ROME — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established in the 2015 Paris accords, an Italian official said. Read story

Amanda and David Wood stand as their children, twins Ruby and Lola, and Ethan sit on the porch of their family home in Toronto, Canada, on Monday, July 12, 2021. When Amanda heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school - her 13-year-old daughter's fear of needles.

Canada vs Zimbabwe: Two divergent paths of COVID vaccination

Amanda and David Wood stand as their children, twins Ruby and Lola, and Ethan sit on the porch of their family home in Toronto, Canada, on Monday, July 12, 2021. When Amanda heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school - her 13-year-old daughter's fear of needles.

July 23, 2021, 2:37pm Nation & World

HARARE, Zimbabwe — When mother-of-three Amanda Wood heard that hundreds of coronavirus shots were available for teens, only one thing prevented her from racing to the vaccination site at a Toronto high school — her 13-year-old daughter’s fear of needles. Read story

FILE - This photo from Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, shows Inaugural Committee chairman Tom Barrack speaks at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Barrack, chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in California on charges alleging that he and others conspired to influence Trump's foreign policy positions to benefit the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/David J.

Trump inaugural committee chair to be released on $250M bail

FILE - This photo from Thursday Jan. 19, 2017, shows Inaugural Committee chairman Tom Barrack speaks at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Barrack, chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in California on charges alleging that he and others conspired to influence Trump's foreign policy positions to benefit the United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/David J.

July 23, 2021, 1:35pm Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was ordered freed Friday on $250 million bail to face charges he secretly worked as an agent for the the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. Read story

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi and Liz Cheney have the most unlikely of partnerships. The two longtime political adversaries have joined forces to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi tapped Cheney to join the committee that will hold its first hearing next week. (AP Photo/J.

Unlikely partners: Pelosi and Cheney team up for Jan. 6 probe

FILE - In this July 22, 2021, file photo Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Pelosi and Liz Cheney have the most unlikely of partnerships. The two longtime political adversaries have joined forces to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Pelosi tapped Cheney to join the committee that will hold its first hearing next week. (AP Photo/J.

July 23, 2021, 12:13pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Read story

In this undated photo released by the Roswell (Ga.) Police Department, James Michael Coates is seen, in Roswell, Ga. Police announced Friday, July 23, 2021, that Coates was arrested and charged with the 1988 killing of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon in Roswell. Coates, of Woodstock, Ga., faces murder and other charges. Police say Coates was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the killing.

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

In this undated photo released by the Roswell (Ga.) Police Department, James Michael Coates is seen, in Roswell, Ga. Police announced Friday, July 23, 2021, that Coates was arrested and charged with the 1988 killing of 8-year-old Joshua Harmon in Roswell. Coates, of Woodstock, Ga., faces murder and other charges. Police say Coates was arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the killing.

July 23, 2021, 12:12pm Nation & World

MARIETTA, Ga. — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. Read story

Samuel Alfaro, pauses between responses during an interview at his home in Houston, Texas, Friday, July 23, 2021. Alfaro said his appointment to help obtain deferred action for childhood arrival or DACA immigration status was canceled due to a recent federal court ruling against the program. (AP Photo/John L.

Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo

Samuel Alfaro, pauses between responses during an interview at his home in Houston, Texas, Friday, July 23, 2021. Alfaro said his appointment to help obtain deferred action for childhood arrival or DACA immigration status was canceled due to a recent federal court ruling against the program. (AP Photo/John L.

July 23, 2021, 12:10pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn’t want to believe it. Read story

Search and rescue operations resumed as members of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue team combed through the debris of the Champlain Tower South complex, Monday, July 5, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.

Firefighters end search and rescue at Florida condo collapse

Search and rescue operations resumed as members of the Pennsylvania Search and Rescue team combed through the debris of the Champlain Tower South complex, Monday, July 5, 2021, in Surfside, Fla.

July 23, 2021, 11:54am Nation & World

MIAMI — Firefighters officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building on Friday, even as police and forensic specialists continue working to identify human remains. Read story

Tyler Tucker, left, and his father Toliver Tucker collect dead fish from nets into their shrimp boat while Jessica Toliver steers the trawler through the intracoastal waterway where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island, Fla., on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Douglas R.

Red tide uptick spurs respiratory warning at Florida beaches

Tyler Tucker, left, and his father Toliver Tucker collect dead fish from nets into their shrimp boat while Jessica Toliver steers the trawler through the intracoastal waterway where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island, Fla., on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Douglas R.

July 23, 2021, 11:10am Nation & World

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — People may experience respiratory problems because of a persistent bloom of toxic red tide off Florida's Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service said Friday. Read story

FILE - In this March 19, 2021 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, Afghan Taliban spokesman and a member of the negotiation team gestures while speaking during a joint news conference in Moscow, Russia. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, July 22, 2021, Shaheen said the insurgent movement does not want to monopolize power, but there won't be peace until there is a new, negotiated government in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Shaheen said women will be allowed to work, go to school, and participate in politics but will have to wear the hijab, or headscarf.

To reach a peace deal, Taliban say Afghan president must go

FILE - In this March 19, 2021 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, Afghan Taliban spokesman and a member of the negotiation team gestures while speaking during a joint news conference in Moscow, Russia. In an interview with The Associated Press Thursday, July 22, 2021, Shaheen said the insurgent movement does not want to monopolize power, but there won't be peace until there is a new, negotiated government in Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Shaheen said women will be allowed to work, go to school, and participate in politics but will have to wear the hijab, or headscarf.

July 23, 2021, 10:15am Nation & World

ISLAMABAD — The Taliban say they don’t want to monopolize power, but they insist there won’t be peace in Afghanistan until there is a new negotiated government in Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani is removed. Read story

FILE - In this July 15, 2021, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a town hall meeting in Texarkana, Ark.  Facing growing vaccine hesitancy, governors in states hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are asking federal regulators to grant full approval to the shots in the hope that will persuade more people to get them. The governors of Arkansas and Ohio have appealed in recent days for full approval as virus cases and hospitalizations skyrocket in their states.

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

FILE - In this July 15, 2021, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks during a town hall meeting in Texarkana, Ark.  Facing growing vaccine hesitancy, governors in states hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are asking federal regulators to grant full approval to the shots in the hope that will persuade more people to get them. The governors of Arkansas and Ohio have appealed in recent days for full approval as virus cases and hospitalizations skyrocket in their states.

July 23, 2021, 8:57am Nation & World

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. Read story