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The Civil War Monument statue is strapped on the back of a flatbed tow truck after it was toppled from its pedestal in front of the State Capitol Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Denver. The monument, which portrays a Union Army soldier and was erected in 1909, was targeted during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd before the statue was pulled down overnight by four individuals. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Civil War statue toppled, police investigating

Jun. 25, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver police are investigating the toppling Thursday of a statue outside the state Capitol that recognized a Union cavalry regiment that fought Confederate forces but also acknowledged soldiers' role in an 1864 massacre of Native Americans. The incident comes as protesters across the nation...

Park police and neighboring residents survey the damage in Golden Gate Park, Saturday, June 20, 2020, after statues of Junipero Serra, U.S. Grant and Francis Scott Key were toppled and graffiti was spray painted over many walls and pedestals. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)

The Latest: Religious leader criticizes toppling of statue

Jun. 21, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — San Francisco religious leader criticizes toppling of statue in Golden Gate Park. — Trump tries to tie destruction of statues to Democrats, including Biden. — Trump stages comeback rally in less-than-fun arena amid pandemic. — Memorial to Black Wall Street in Tulsa...

Donald Shaw looks at a sculpture in the John Hope Franklin reconciliation park in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, a few hundred yards and on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line, where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday, June 20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Near Trump's rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy

Jun. 16, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his...

Donald Shaw looks at a sculpture in the John Hope Franklin reconciliation park in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, June 15, 2020, a few hundred yards and on the other side of what's historically the city's white-black dividing line, where President Donald Trump will rally Saturday, June 20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Near Trump's rally site, black Tulsa lives with fiery legacy

Jun. 16, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In the real world, 74-year-old Donald Shaw is walking on the empty, parched grass slope by Tulsa’s noisy crosstown expressway. He's on the other side of the city’s historical white-black dividing line from where President Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday with his...

FILE-In this  June 10, 2019 file photo, a view of the Pulse nightclub is seen before a news conference to introduce legislation that would designate the Pulse nightclub site as a national memorial, in Orlando, Fla. A ceremony commemorating the fourth anniversary of a massacre at the gay nightclub was being held virtually on Friday, June 12, 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Virtual ceremony for 4th anniversary of nightclub massacre

Jun. 12, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A ceremony commemorating the fourth anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida was being held virtually Friday because of the coronavirus, instead of members of the public gathering outside the club to remember the victims as in years past. A pre-taped, online ceremony was...

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 81 in Nigeria's northeast

Jun. 10, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have killed at least 81 people in Nigeria’s northeast, the state governor and residents said Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack in Foduma Kolomaiya village in the Gubio area of Borno state likely was in...

Inocente Orlando Montano attends a trial in Madrid, Spain, Monday June 8 2020. Spain's National Court on Monday started the trial of two former Salvadoran military men for their alleged involvement in the massacre of five Spanish priests in El Salvador more than three decades ago. Orlando Montano, a former colonel who served as El Salvador's vice minister for public security during the country's 1979-1992 civil war, faces up to 150 years of imprisonment for the slays in 1989. (Kiko Huesca, EFE/Pool Photo via AP)

Spain begins trial for killings of 5 Jesuits in El Salvador

Jun. 8, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court on Monday kicked off the trial of two former Salvadoran military men for their alleged involvement in the massacre of five Spanish priests in El Salvador more than three decades ago. Inocente Orlando Montano, a former colonel who served as El Salvador’s...

UN says eastern Congo fighting has killed 1,300 civilians

Jun. 5, 2020 7:33 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Various conflicts involving armed groups and government forces in Congo have killed more than 1,300 civilians in the past eight months and violence has surged in recent weeks in eastern provinces, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Friday. Michelle Bachelet...

Victims of Brothers Home Choi Seung-woo and Han Jong-sun, center left, hug each other after parliament passed a law for investigating past human rights violations at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. South Korea's parliament on Wednesday passed a law allowing new investigations into the country's past human rights atrocities, rewarding a years-long struggle for redemption by survivors of Brothers Home, a state-funded vagrants' facility where thousands were enslaved and abused in the 1970s and '80s. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)

New law paves way to reinvestigate abusive SKorean facility

May. 20, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s parliament on Wednesday passed a law allowing new investigations into the country’s past human rights atrocities, rewarding a years-long struggle for redemption by survivors of Brothers Home, a state-funded vagrants’ facility where thousands were...

Pittsburgh appeals judge's rejection of firearm restrictions

May. 4, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judge's order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue. The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s...