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Confederate monument removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery overnight

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McConnell slams bigotry as GOP grapples with Trump’s remarks

NEW YORK >> His party in turmoil, the Senate’s top Republican on Wednesday condemned the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacists. But like other top GOP officials, Majority Leader Mitch McCon...

By Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press|

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  • International relations

    Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

    SEOUL, South Korea >> Even as North Korea presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and “wring the windpipes of the Yankees,” both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis Tuesday, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations. The tentative interest in diplomacy follows unusually combative threats between President Donald Trump and North Korea amid worries that Pyongyang is nearing...

    By Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung The Associated Press|

  • Presidential elections

    LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for president? Twitter users say yes, please

    LOS ANGELES — A Twitter group that sought to draft former Vice President Joe Biden to run for president in 2016 has started a campaign to support Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to run for president in 2020, and has over 5,600 followers as of today. The campaign -- #DraftGarcetti -- involves no fundraising and has only “an audience of one” meant to convince Garcetti he has popular support, said Mike Weber, an organizer of the group who lives in New...

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  • Executive branch

    Why did Trump take so long to condemn white supremacists?

    WASHINGTON — It took President Donald Trump three days to do what should have come fast and easy. In his carefully worded statement Monday, Trump condemned members of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “repugnant.” He vowed that his administration would crack down on those who perpetrate “racist violence.” He called for national unity. It was the type of statement Americans have come to expect from their presidents after...

    By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief|

  • Hate crimes

    Man behind wheel in fatal crash at white nationalist protest called Germany ‘the fatherland’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A man accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia was denied bond Monday after the public defender’s office said it couldn’t represent him and the judge was forced to find a local attorney to fill in. James Alex Fields Jr. was not present in the courtroom but appeared via video monitor dressed in a black-and-white striped uniform. Seated, he answered questions from the judge with...

    By BRIAN WITTE and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press|

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana-legal states struggle with black-market weed

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk. In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on “diversion” even as U.S.

    By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press|

  • Obituaries

    ‘My Favorite Year’ actor Joe Bologna dies at 82

    PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Bologna, the actor, director and writer known for his role in the 1982 film comedy “My Favorite Year,” died Sunday. He was 82. Bologna died in the Los Angeles area after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Matt Sherman told The Associated Press. He was married to actress Renee Taylor, who credited his doctors for prolonging his life so he could receive a lifetime achievement award at the Night of 100 Stars for the...

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  • Workplace culture

    One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

    WASHINGTON — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California Los Angeles. Among the findings: — Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls “disturbingly high” — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers...

    By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer|

  • Political and civil unrest

    Charlottesville crash victims improving; FAA, NTSB investigating police helicopter crash

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. >>The Latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A Charlottesville hospital says many of the patients injured after a car drove into a crowd of protesters...

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  • International relations

    US officials says confrontation with North Korea not imminent

    WASHINGTON >> Senior U.S. national security officials said Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea’s is not imminent, but they cautioned that the possibility of war is greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, tried to provide assurances that a conflict is avoidable, while also supporting Trump’s tough talk. They said the United States and its allies...

    By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press|

  • Political and civil unrest

    Violence in Charlottesville exposes nation’s divisions

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. >> The college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, is reeling after violent clashes erupted between a large gathering of white nationalists and hundreds of counter protesters. Three people were killed amid the turmoil that has exposed the nation’s roiling racial and political divisions. A federal investigation is...

    By the Associated Press|

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