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'Rumors of War' statue to be installed in Richmond

Dec. 10, 2019 8:38 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. An unveiling ceremony for “Rumors of War” will...

French pension tension: Unions protest, police on guard

Dec. 10, 2019 8:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cranking up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, thousands of union activists marched through French cities Tuesday and airport employees and teachers joined nationwide strikes to demand that the government scrap upcoming changes to the country's national retirement system. As a crippling...

6 dead from New Zealand volcano as helpers describe horror

Dec. 10, 2019 5:50 AM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Survivors of a powerful volcanic eruption in New Zealand ran into the sea to escape the scalding steam and ash and emerged covered in burns, say those who first helped them. The accounts Tuesday came as some relatives were forced to continue waiting for news of their loved...

When pigs flee: Pet potbellied Biscuit escapes family trip

Dec. 10, 2019 5:27 AM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A little piggy named Biscuit is headed home. Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, found a 6-week-old potbellied pig behind an area restaurant on Sunday, The News & Observer reports. Earlier that day, he escaped from his family, who was vacationing in the area from North...

11 Australians missing, 13 injured in New Zealand eruption

Dec. 10, 2019 4:38 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Tuesday that 11 Australians remained unaccounted for and 13 had been hospitalized after a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Three Australians were suspected to be among the initial five confirmed dead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told...

Dominican Republic to require visas for Venezuelans

Dec. 9, 2019 5:56 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic will require visas for Venezuelans, who have moved to the country by the thousands amid an economic and humanitarian crisis, officials said Monday. The measure goes into effect Dec. 16. Until then, Venezuelans will be able to travel to the...

States urge Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction to continue

Dec. 9, 2019 5:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from 18 states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to continue. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said his office will lead the coalition. A friend of the court brief scheduled to be filed Monday...

Feds defend creation of fake school to fight visa fraud

Dec. 9, 2019 5:44 PM EST

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies have pushed back against criticism that they entrapped hundreds of foreigners who enrolled in a fake school the agencies opened in an effort to fight visa fraud, saying those who enrolled knew they weren't signing up for a real school and that they only...

Up to 13 feared dead in volcanic eruption off New Zealand

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on...

Pension strikes cripple Paris, more travel woes ahead

Dec. 9, 2019 2:31 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris commuters inched to work Monday through massive traffic jams as strikes against retirement plan changes halted trains and subways for a fifth straight day — with the prospect of a tougher day ahead. French President Emmanuel Macron girded for one of the toughest weeks of his...