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Monumental statue of black man defies Confederate monuments

Dec. 10, 2019 6:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man in a hoodie astride a horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. At least 1,000 people crowded the lawn of the...

AP FACT CHECK: How Trump's Russia claims line up with report

Dec. 10, 2019 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has railed for years against the FBI's investigation into his campaign, making incendiary — and sometimes easily disprovable — allegations. Those statements were put to the test by a Justice Department watchdog report that found much for Trump to claim...

Prosecutors: Man threatened Trump, Putin, vowed to kill kids

Dec. 10, 2019 2:10 PM EST

An Alabama man with a history of mental illness is accused of threatening to “destroy” President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and kill the children of U.S. officials. Deryke Matthew Pfeifer also used Facebook to video himself in a hotel room with two handguns as he berated a...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Dec. 10, 2019 12:27 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a...

Justices seem to favor insurers' Obamacare claims for $12B

Dec. 10, 2019 12:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that insurance companies can collect $12 billion from the federal government to cover their losses in the early years of the health care law championed by President Barack Obama. Several justices indicated their agreement with arguments...

Trump, Obama advisers say Russia, Iran remain threats to US

Dec. 10, 2019 10:24 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday. The comments by the two...

Rule-breaker Boris Johnson faces toughest test in election

Dec. 10, 2019 8:13 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson defies political gravity. Britain’s prime minister has failed to deliver on his core promise -- to take the country out of the European Union by Oct. 31. He has repeatedly been caught lying. He has used offensive and racist language, and most voters don’t trust...

Michelle Obama promotes girls education in Vietnam school

Dec. 9, 2019 7:50 PM EST

LONG AN, Vietnam (AP) — Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama spoke to students at a school in southern Vietnam while promoting education for girls to help reach their full potential. Obama, accompanied by actresses Julia Roberts and Lana Condor and “Today Show" co-host Jenna Bush Hager, met on...

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

Dec. 9, 2019 5:55 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Global commerce will lose its ultimate umpire Tuesday, leaving countries unable to reach a final resolution of disputes at the World Trade Organization and instead facing what critics call “the law of the jungle.’’ The United States, under a president who favors a...