AP Explains: Ex-Confederate capital eyes statues' removal


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of the oldest and largest Confederate statues in the U.S. tower over Monument Avenue, a four-lane road that has served as Richmond's parade route. The avenue, lined with trees, churches and historic mansions, cuts through the heart of the city and is perhaps the most prestigious address in all of Richmond.


Hurricane Harvey spikes US jobless aid applications to 298K


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits soared last week by the most in nearly five years, driven by Hurricane Harvey's impact on Texas and Louisiana.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , AP Economics Writer

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all


WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it's safe to stop cutting or if stray tumor cells still lurk.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer