Statue of rights leader rises as other icons fall in South

ATLANTA (AP) — The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn't get the details of the famous man's face exactly right.


  • Written by By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for civil rights that will promote inequality in the armed forces.

  • Written by By JULIE WATSON and JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press

Trump's low approval ratings set an unwanted record


WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After seven months, things have only gotten worse.

  • Written by By EMILY SWANSON , AP Polling Editor

Trump adviser says he nearly quit over president's remarks


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic adviser sharply denounced the president's response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt "compelled" to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump's comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.


  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: