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As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of...

As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of...

California counties warned: Enforce virus rules this holiday

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California counties that fail to enforce health orders could lose state funding, the governor warned as cases of the coronavirus...

The Latest: Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement

LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning local elected officials that they risk losing state funding if they don’t enforce health orders...

UN agency: North Europe radiation likely linked to reactor

BERLIN (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday that slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe likely were related to a...

Switzerland: 2 trains collide in mountain railway tunnel

GENEVA (AP) - Two trains collided in a tunnel on a mountain railway in Switzerland on Friday, slightly injuring a few people, the railway...

German lawmakers approve plan to phase out use of coal

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's lower house of parliament voted Friday to finalize the country's long-awaited phase-out of coal as an energy source, backing a...

UN agency: North Europe radiation likely linked to reactor

BERLIN (AP) - The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday that slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe likely were related to a...

Spain sets aside another $56 billion for ailing companies

MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government announced Friday it is making available another 50 billion euros ($56 billion) in aid for companies struggling to...

Botswana investigates ‘mysterious deaths’ of 275 elephants

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) - Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses - 275 - found in the popular Okavango...