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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Plunging headlong into the issues of the day, Pope Francis opened his visit to the United States with a strong call Wednesday for action to combat climate change, calling it a problem that "can no longer be left to a future generation." President Barack Obama, in turn, hailed the pontiff as a moral force who is "shaking us out of our complacency" with reminders to care for the poor and the planet.

Study: Type 2 diabetes pill Jardiance cuts risk of death

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Jardiance sharply reduced chances of dying in diabetic patients at high risk of heart complications, a study shows, making the Type 2 diabetes medication the first shown to lengthen diabetics' lives.

The study found Jardiance reduced deaths from heart complications by 38 percent, deaths from any cause by 32 percent and hospitalizations due to chronic heart failure by 35 percent.

Over 2,000 enslaved fishermen rescued

AMBON, Indonesia (AP) -- More than 2,000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, liberated as a result of an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the U.S. from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.

Oh Marcus: Mariota ties NFL record with 4 TD passes

(AP) — Marcus Mariota must have thought he was back at Oregon again.

The Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota looked like he was playing Madden football in his rookie debut, taking aim at the NFL record book against Tampa Bay.

The No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft threw for four touchdowns in his first half of the Titans’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. In so doing, Mariota became the first player in NFL history to throw four or more TD passes in the first half of his debut, according to STATS.

Buccaneers waive 10, including draft pick Iosefa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seventh-round draft pick Joey Iosefa was among 10 players released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first wave of cuts.

The rookie fullback out of Hawaii was waived Sunday, when the roster was trimmed to 80 players. NFL teams face a deadline Tuesday to get down to the league-mandated limit of 75 players for the final preseason game.

Feeling the heat: July was hottest month on record

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said.


CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The rules prevented Sydney Seau from honoring her Hall of Fame father Junior with an induction speech from the stage alongside the rest of the Class of 2015 on Saturday night.

It hardly mattered. Like her relentless father, she found a way to deliver anyway.

The daughter of the legendary linebacker - who took his life in 2012 - provided the remarks she would have given on the stage to the New York Times before expanding on them during a lengthy interview with NFL Network shortly after she and her three brothers unveiled Junior Seau's bronze bust.


(AP) — North Korean officials announced Friday that the country is creating its own time zone, moving back 30 minutes on Aug. 15. The establishment of "Pyongyang time" is a political move intended to erase the legacy of Japanese colonial rule a century ago. Before that, the entire Korean peninsula was 8 1/2 hours ahead of GMT, the time that North Korea will now revert to.

Here is a look at ways in which countries have changed their time zones for political reasons:

Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Junior Seau was many things to many people.

He was one of the most ferocious linebackers of all time, the fist-pumping, emotional leader of his hometown San Diego Chargers for 13 seasons. He was a beach rat, living the Southern California lifestyle to the fullest. He always had a big smile and called everybody "Buddy."

Seau will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, three years after he took his life in his oceanfront home at age 43.

AP tracks slave boats to Papua New Guinea

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship.

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