New Orleans takes down 3rd Confederate-era monument

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs and monument supporters waved Confederate battle flags.

  • Written by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press

Grisly 24-hour period leaves 4 dead in Venezuela unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Business owners shuttered shops, a burned police station stood charred black and a state officer in western Venezuela was under arrest Tuesday following a spasm of violence that resulted in at least four deaths in anti-government protests.

  • Written by HANNAH DREIER, Associated Press CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press

Newly freed Chelsea Manning: 'I'm figuring things out'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, said Wednesday that she's excited about what lies ahead, just hours after she walked free after serving seven years behind bars.

  • Written by JIM SUHR, Associated Press