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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Analysis: Trump's rage ignites mob assault on democracy

Jan. 7, 2021 3:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The riotous mob that laid siege to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was the product of the destructive forces that President Donald Trump has been stirring for years, culminating in the disruption of a democratic ritual that would formally end his unconstitutional bid to stay in power. The...

Putin observes Christmas at 13th century island church

Jan. 6, 2021 4:30 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services Wednesday at a small 13th century church on an island. During two decades in power, Putin generally has marked Christmas outside Moscow, often at relatively little-known provincial churches. The Russian Orthodox Church,...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, CEO of PSA Groupe Carlos Tavares arrives for the presentation of the company's 2019 full year results in Rueil-Malmaison, west of Paris.  Fiat Chrysler Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Group are meeting Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 to vote on a merger that will create the world's fourth-largest automaker. The new company called Stellantis will be run by PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, who is known for cutting vehicles or ventures that don't make money.(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

Jan. 4, 2021 1:21 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot voted Monday to merge and create the world’s fourth-largest auto company which, its architects hope, can more readily take on an enormous technological shift in the industry. Addressing separate meetings, PSA Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares and...

US Park Service releases video involving tasing of visitor

Dec. 30, 2020 1:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who was tased during a confrontation with a ranger at a national monument in New Mexico was seen climbing on and among petroglyph cliff features off-trail in violation of park regulations, according to the National Park Service. The federal agency late Tuesday released more...

A female artist volunteer cleans a room of the long-abandoned 200-year-old al-Kamalaia school, in the old quarter of Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Less than 200 of these old houses are still partly or entirely standing, according to officials and they are threatened by neglect, decaying and urban sprawl. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Artists lead efforts to restore, preserve Gaza's old houses

Dec. 25, 2020 1:23 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The grand, 500-year-old brick walls of the al-Kamalaia School slowly emerged from years of accumulated garbage as grassroots preservers began the long process of restoring it to its former glory. Located in the heart of the old quarter of Gaza City, the Mamluk-era building is...

Leesa Kelly, left, walks past plywood mural boards as she and Kenda Zellner-Smith, background right, and volunteers meet at a warehouse, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis to organize them. The two women formed the Save the Boards to Memorialize the Movement to preserve the painted expressions and pain born of outrage after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Artists, activists rush to save Black Lives Matter murals

Dec. 13, 2020 10:05 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Neither woman could bring themselves to watch the video of George Floyd’s final moments, his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. But as their city grieved, Leesa Kelly and Kenda Zellner-Smith found much-needed comfort in the messages of anguish and hope...

Journalists federation says 42 media workers killed in 2020

Dec. 9, 2020 11:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forty-two journalists and media workers have been killed while doing their jobs this year, according to the International Federation of Journalists' annual tally released Wednesday. At least 235 are currently in prison in cases related to their work. The death toll is around...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, in Wiltshire England. The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in the afternoon after protesters staged a “mass trespass” against the British government’s road-building plans, which includes a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge

Dec. 5, 2020 1:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, right, and President of the Onassis Foundation, Antonis Papadimitriou, stand in front of the of the Parthenon Temple, following the restoration of the Acropolis archaeological site in order to become fully accessible to people with disabilities and mobility issues, during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Athens, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via AP)

New lift, pathways to open Acropolis to disabled visitors

Dec. 3, 2020 11:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has inaugurated new facilities at the Acropolis in Athens designed to make the historic site fully accessible to disabled visitors. Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose Thursday, designated International Day of People with Disabilities, to visit the ancient citadel. The...

FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, Swiss photographer David Carlier takes photographs of the Swiss Aletsch glacier, the longest glacier in Europe, on the sideline of his photographic exhibition, in Fieschertal, Switzerland. Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens of other natural wonders are facing severe threats. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)

Report: Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites

Dec. 2, 2020 8:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Climate change is increasingly damaging the U.N.’s most cherished heritage sites, a leading conservation agency warned Wednesday, reporting that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and dozens of other natural wonders are facing severe threats. Climate change that has lead to...