Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

ATLANTA (AP) — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and…

Brazilian troops begin deploying to fight Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday were deploying in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.President Jair Bolsonaro also tried to temper global concern, saying that previously deforested areas had burned and that intact rainforest…

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump ‘order’ on trade

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.China’s announcement Friday that it was raising tariffs on $75…

Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Deal or No Deal?One might think the issue would be on the minds of two leaders at the vortex of the question of whether the UK will leave the European Union without a deal in October. But as Britain and the European Union hurtle toward a no-deal Brexit, the contest Saturday seemed…

Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader’s hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by Macron, who pushed the Amazon wildfires…

Wags and weeds: Invasive plants meet match in detection dogs

TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — In brushy terrain where a botanical interloper evades detection by the human eye, count on Dia to sniff it out.Dia is a spunky Labrador retriever trained to track down a yellow-flowered shrub that’s taking root in New York state parks. She’s one of a new breed of detection dog assisting conservationists…

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible.And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses.“There’s a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don’t see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking…

14 K-pop Songs That Will Keep You Motivated This Virgo Season

APOP Entertainment / SM Entertainment / JYP Entertainment By Tássia Assis Leo season was a blast, but after all the fire and feast, it’s now time to welcome the much gentler grounds of Virgo. On August 23, the Sun moves into this sign’s orderly and resourceful domain, urging us to organize our lives, efficiently sort…

Hey, Lara Spencer, Ballet Is for Boys

Dance|Hey, Lara Spencer, Ballet Is for BoysCritic’s notebookWhen the “Good Morning America” host laughed at the idea of Prince George studying ballet, the dance world went online to educate her.ImageMaybe Lara Spencer hasn’t seen “Billy Elliot.”It was dismaying that Ms. Spencer, a host of “Good Morning America” on ABC, would openly laugh at the news…