Artists turn a pile of sand into a thing of beauty

 

HAMPTON BEACH, N.H. (AP) — Artists have spent the past several days on a New Hampshire beach turning mounds of sand into massive sculptures that include a bird, warrior and, of course, a castle.

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Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a grim livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after Castile was shot five times by a police officer. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet.

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  • Written by By STEVE KARNOWSKI and AMY FORLITI , Associated Press

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

MIAMI (AP) — Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press

Q&A: The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the U.S. election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation. Trump himself took aim Friday at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a "Witch Hunt."

  • Written by By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press