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Statue of Stephen Foster, who wrote Florida’s state song, removed from park

Statue of Stephen Foster, who wrote Florida’s state song, removed from park

PITTSBURGH — A 118-year-old statue of the Oh! Susanna songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

GOYANG, South Korea — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world’s most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verg...
Updated: 11 hours ago
No bromance: Merkel gets much smaller platform on U.S. visit

No bromance: Merkel gets much smaller platform on U.S. visit

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Washington with the same message French President Emmanuel Macron delivered only days earlier: that America and Europe need to bury the hatchet on key issues, from global trade to international s...
Published: 04/26/18
Jackson withdraws from consideration as VA chief, denies accusations

Jackson withdraws from consideration as VA chief, denies accusations

WASHINGTON — White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration as Veterans Affairs secretary on Thursday, saying "false allegations" against him have become a distraction.In a statement the White House issued from Jackson, he said he "did ...
Published: 04/26/18
Westminster is rotting from within: British Parliament set to get a $5 billion restoration

Westminster is rotting from within: British Parliament set to get a $5 billion restoration

LONDON - The Palace of Westminster, with its cinematic Big Ben clock, set beside the River Thames, is a survivor - of epic fire, German bombs, sulfuric smog and bad plumbing.An eccentric masterwork of Victorian genius, its dual chambers for lords and...
Published: 04/25/18

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

DALLAS — A Dallas police officer died Wednesday after a shooting that wounded another officer and an employee at a home improvement store, the city’s mayor said. Mayor Mike Rawlings was presiding over a city council meeting when he announced the deat...
Published: 04/25/18
Melania’s hat, what were you saying?

Melania’s hat, what were you saying?

NEW YORK (AP) — Melania, or more specifically Melania’s hat, what were you saying? The media and the Twitterverse had a big time Tuesday with the first lady’s I-spy chapeau, a wide-brim number designed by Herve Pierre that would have been perfect had...
Published: 04/24/18
Suicidal man was ready to jump. So 13 truckers parked under the bridge, Michigan cops say

Suicidal man was ready to jump. So 13 truckers parked under the bridge, Michigan cops say

Law enforcement and truckers in Michigan teamed up to save the life of a suicidal man.Police first heard of a man standing on a bridge that goes over a Detroit freeway at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to Fox2. So officers quickly put a plan in acti...
Published: 04/24/18
Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO — Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliber...
Published: 04/24/18
Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

Spokesman: George HW Bush is eager to get well, go to Maine

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said. Jim McGrath said Monday on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is "responding to tr...
Published: 04/24/18