Barcelona readies for massive rally against violence

 

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to flood the streets of Barcelona to reject violence after the deadly attacks on Aug. 17-18 that killed 15 people and wounded over 120.

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US senators call on FDA to ban sale of menthol cigarettes

 

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when they market and promote the cigarettes.

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Trump's first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

 

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.

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  • Written by By JACQUES BILLEAUD and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Rosa Parks' house may be returned to US from Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Section by section, American artist Ryan Mendoza painstakingly disassembled the small wood-frame home of civil rights icon Rosa Parks after learning that the struggling city of Detroit was going to have it demolished. He shipped it across the Atlantic Ocean and rebuilt it in the German capital of Berlin, saving the home and creating a new tourist attraction.

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  • Written by By DAVID RISING , Associated Press

At least 20 people killed in mosque attack in Afghan capital

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants stormed a packed Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers, in an attack that lasted for hours and ended with at least 20 worshippers killed and another 50 seriously wounded, many of them children, an official said.

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  • Written by By AMIR SHAH , Associated Press