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In this May 19, 2018 photo, Gregory Katz, acting London bureau chief for The Associated Press, stands in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor near London, while covering the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Katz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently led the AP's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Monday, June 22, 2020. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. (AP Photo)

Gregory Katz, acclaimed AP journalist, dies at 67

Jun. 24, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His career over...

FILE - This undated photo shows Pablo Escobar’s crime partner and one of Colombia’s pioneering “cocaine cowboys” Carlos Lehder. A lawyer for Lehder says his client left on a flight for his new home in Berlin on Monday, June 15, 2020, after being released from a U.S. prison in Florida. The 70-year-old Lehder was one of the leaders with Escobar of the Medellin cartel that dominated the global cocaine trade in the 1980s. (AP Photo/File)

Pablo Escobar's crime partner freed in US, goes to Berlin

Jun. 16, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo Escobar's crime partner and one of Colombia's pioneering “cocaine cowboys” has been released after a long prison sentence in the U.S. and been deported to Germany, his lawyer said Tuesday. Carlos Lehder left on a flight for his new home in Berlin on Monday after being...

Protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd Monday, June 1, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted

Jun. 3, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional. From New York City to Fargo, North...

A woman photographs a mural of Cardi B that was updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask during the coronavirus outbreak in San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP PHOTOS: Street art offers beauty, a laugh, some hope

May. 29, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

Scrawled or masterfully crafted on walls and roads are messages of hope and warning. Street art is getting inspiration from the coronavirus pandemic gripping the globe, offering some comic relief, wit and beauty in a world where people are cut off from each other. In some cases, the art urges people to follow...

Astrid Kirchherr, photographer of the Beatles, dead at 81

May. 15, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Astrid Kirchherr, the German photographer who shot some of the earliest and most striking images of the Beatles and helped shape their trend-setting visual style, has died at age 81. She died Tuesday in her native Hamburg, days before her 82nd birthday, her friend Kai-Uwe Franz told The...