Deadly rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues

In Gainesville, Florida, workers hired by the Daughters of the Confederacy chipped away at a Confederate soldier's statue, loaded it quietly on a truck and drove away with little fanfare.

  • Written by By JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press

Fourth biz leader quits Trump council after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth business leader resigned Tuesday from President Donald Trump's White House jobs council in the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering following his equivocal original response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Taylor Swift hopes her trial win inspires assault victims

DENVER (AP) — Immediately after a jury determined that Taylor Swift was groped by a radio station host at a backstage 2013 concert event in Denver, the singer-songwriter embraced one of her closest allies — her mother — and later said she hoped the verdict would inspire other victims of sexual assault.

  • Written by By JAMES ANDERSON and TATIANA FLOWERS , Associated Press

China says US trade probe would violate international rules

BEIJING (AP) — China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests.

  • Written by By JOE McDONALD , AP Business Writer

More than 300 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslides


FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Fatmata Kamara had just stepped outside her house before dawn Monday when she saw the muddy hillside collapsing above her. The only thing she could do was run.

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  • Written by By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY , Associated Press