Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 50 hurt


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Police said 13 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the terror attack.


  • Written by By BARRY HATTON and JOSEPH WILSON , Associated Press

Nobel winner shot for education advocacy to study at Oxford


LONDON (AP) — Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford.

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  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press

Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart."

  • Written by By JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Stonewall Jackson kin: Take down Confederate monuments

A great-great-grandson of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson said Thursday that the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down.

  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press