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Places Moon visited are glimpses into North Korea itself

Sep. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A sacred volcano at the heart of North Korea's founding mythology. The ruling party's headquarters, said to be a potential target of South Korean and U.S. military attacks. An art studio that produces giant propaganda statues. And a 150,000-seat stadium in Pyongyang where the...

San Francisco statue that some call racist is removed

Sep. 14, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 19th century statue near San Francisco's City Hall that some said is racist and demeaning to indigenous people was removed early Friday. A group of Native Americans chanted, beat drums and burned sage as the workers used a crane to take down the "Early Days" statue depicting a Native...

San Francisco to remove 19th century statue some call racist

Sep. 13, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. The unanimous decision Wednesday night by the San Francisco Board of Appeals involves the "Early Days" statue, which depicts a Native American at...

The Latest: San Francisco to remove statue some call racist

Sep. 13, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a vote to remove a San Francisco statue some consider offensive (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A spokeswoman for San Francisco's Arts Commission says a controversial statue that will be removed from public viewing will be restored and put in storage until officials decide...

Wisconsin sculpture credited to 'LOVE' artist is big 'BRAT'

Sep. 12, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

JOHNSONVILLE, Wis. (AP) — One of the last pieces attributed to the late Robert Indiana has taken its place outside Johnsonville sausage company's headquarters in Wisconsin. The 20-foot-tall (6.1-meter) stacked red letters spell "BRAT," short for "bratwurst." The sculpture is a take on Indiana's enduring...

Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from island museum

Sep. 5, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 2,000-year-old statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, one of a batch of antiquities stolen from a museum storeroom on the resort island of Santorini, has been recovered from traffickers in a car trunk, Greek police said Wednesday. The 80-centimeter (31-inch) marble...

German city removes Erdogan statue over security concerns

Aug. 29, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A golden statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was installed at an art festival whose motto is "Bad news" has been taken down after authorities in the German city of Wiesbaden said it was becoming a security issue. The dpa news agency reported that the four-meter (13-foot)...

Provocative Erdogan statue erected for German art festival

Aug. 28, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A golden effigy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan evoking the famous statue of Saddam Hussein has been erected in a central German city as part of an art festival whose motto is "bad news." The larger-than-life statue in the central German city of Wiesbaden depicts Erdogan with a...

Judge rules artist can get drug spoon sculpture back

Aug. 27, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the artist who helped place a steel sculpture of a bent drug spoon at Purdue Pharma's Connecticut headquarters can get the artwork back. The Hartford Courant reports the judge signed an order Monday that Boston-based artist Domenic Esposito can retrieve the...

Newseum to honor legendary black journalist with statue

Aug. 16, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pioneering black, female journalist is being honored with a statue in the nation's capital. A life-size sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African-American woman credentialed to cover the White House, will go on display next month at the Newseum, the nonprofit news museum in...