Sunday, August 20, 2017

All posts by "Associated Press"

State and local police stand in front of a parade of counterprotesters arriving at Boston Common where a "Free Speech" rally organized by conservative activists was being staged, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston.

BY STEVE LeBLANC BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives ...
President Donald Trump arrives to speak during the Celebrate Freedom event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Saturday, July 1, 2017.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events for this year’s Kennedy ...
In this Feb. 4, 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert in Houston, Texas.

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift had a “blank space, baby” across social media Friday — and Swifties went wild. There was no immediate word from the Swift camp on ...
In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Actor Kal Penn addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

NEW YORK (AP) — Another presidential advisory committee is breaking up. Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and the entire membership of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the ...
In this July 13, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill poses during a portrait session to promote his new album "Wins & Losses," in Atlanta.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say the rapper Meek Mill has been arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment for riding an illegal dirt bike through New York City streets. ...
A film set for the movie "Deadpool 2" sits idle in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia’s workplace safety agency has released the first official account of a “Deadpool 2” stuntwoman’s death. The initial report by WorkSafeBC on Friday confirms ...
In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, the defaced Gen. Robert E. Lee statue, center, stands at the Duke Chapel in Durham, N.C.

BY JONATHAN DREW DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments ...
Wyndham Lathem arrives at a police station as he is escorted by Chicago police, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Chicago.

CHICAGO (AP) — Two employees of elite universities charged in the fatal stabbing of a 26-year-old hair stylist were returned to Chicago early Saturday to face charges of first-degree murder ...
Lily Holtz, 9, of Ashburn, Va, places flowers, as her brother Alexander, 7, and mother, Gracia, look on while they visit the site where Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.

BY ALAN SUDERMAN RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue ...
Alexander Holtz, 7, of Ashburn, Va., draws a heart on sidewalk in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, near the site where Heather Heyer was killed. Heyer was struck by a car while protesting a white nationalist rally on Saturday Aug. 12.

BY BEN FINLEY NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through ...
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