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December 01, 2019 - 4:27 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pulled back a cloth to...
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Protesters set fires during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Iraq's parliament approved the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Sunday, amid ongoing violence and anti-government demonstrations in the capital. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
December 01, 2019 - 2:25 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile,...
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December 01, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org . The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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November 30, 2019 - 11:54 am
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A new mode of transportation could soon be available in downtown Vicksburg The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday approved discussions with San Antonio, Texas-based Blue Duck Express that could lead to a pilot program using scooters as alternative transportation downtown...
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An Algerian woman gestures by a poster showing Algeria's army chief Gen.Ahmed Gaid Salah during a march against EU interference into Algeria's policy, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 in Algiers after the European Parliament on Thursday condemned the grim reality of human rights in Algeria. The march was a show of support for the government and Algeria's army chief Gen.Ahmed Gaid Salah. (AP Photo/Toufik Doudou)
November 30, 2019 - 11:34 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian citizens in support of the government have taken to the streets in demonstrations in several cities across the North African country to show their support for next month’s elections. The Dec. 12 poll has been decried by members of a long-running nationwide protest...
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This Oct.10, 2019 photo shows Fire Station 8 in Hattiesburg, Miss., where a noose was found in the locker of a white firefighter. After the hangman’s noose was found In the firefighter’s locker, the firefighter was demoted and eventually resigned, but it also raised questions about the meanings of symbols. To some it was a reminder of lynchings that took hundreds of black lives in Mississippi, and it had no place on city property. To firefighter Shelton Russell, the knotted rope symbolized America’s lawless wild-west culture, where cowboy vigilantes meted out rough justice. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana)
November 30, 2019 - 9:51 am
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — There’s little disagreement that the object found in a white Mississippi firefighter’s locker was a hangman’s noose. But as with many things in America these days, there’s deep disagreement about what it meant. To some it was a reminder of lynchings that took hundreds of...
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November 29, 2019 - 6:36 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org . The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Police apprehend a man in an street on the south side of London Bridge in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police say several people have stabbed near to London Bridge, and a man has been detained. The news came after witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
November 29, 2019 - 10:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on an incident in London Bridge (all times local): 4:55 p.m. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says police are not looking for anyone else in the stabbings that took place near London Bridge. The mayor commended the “breathtaking heroism” of the members of public who intervened in...
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Minneapolis firefighters leave after a deadly fire at a high-rise apartment building, in background, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Minneapolis. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
November 27, 2019 - 6:43 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five people died and three were injured when a fire broke out on the 14th floor of a public housing high-rise in a heavily immigrant neighborhood of Minneapolis early Wednesday. While the cause of the blaze was still under investigation, Fire Chief John Fruetel told reporters...
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Anti-government protesters gather on Rasheed Street in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Several protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds in Baghdad and southern Iraq amid ongoing violence and days of sit-ins and road closures, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
November 27, 2019 - 2:19 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters burned down an Iranian consulate building in southern Iraq on Wednesday, while six protesters were killed by security forces who fired live rounds amid ongoing violence in the country, Iraqi officials said Wednesday. Protesters torched the consulate in the...
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