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Danish artist makes off with pile of cash intended to be art

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish artist who was was given a pile of money by a museum with which to create a piece of artwork, submitted two empty canvases — titled “Take the Money and Run.
The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'

The AP Interview: Ethiopia crisis 'stain on our conscience'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The crisis in Ethiopia is a “stain on our conscience,” the United Nations humanitarian chief said, as children and others starve to death in the Tigray region under what the U.N.

Canadian indigenous rights campaigner among winners of "Alternative Nobel"

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Right Livelihood Award — known as the “Alternative Nobel” — was awarded Wednesday to three activists and an organization working across the globe to empower communities in areas ranging from child protection to environm
Activist, historian, writer among `genius grant' recipients

Activist, historian, writer among `genius grant' recipients

CHICAGO (AP) — A historian devoted to keeping alive the stories of long-dead victims of racial violence along the Texas-Mexico border and a civil rights activist whose mission is to make sure people who leave prison are free to walk into the voting b
Texas inmate executed for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

Texas inmate executed for fatally stabbing 2 brothers

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate was executed Tuesday evening for fatally stabbing two Houston-area brothers during a robbery in their home more than 30 years ago.

Gang clash at Ecuador prison kills 24 inmates and injures 48

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A riot in a penitentiary in coastal city of Guayaquil killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more Tuesday, Ecuadorian officials said.
Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Selene San Felice said she often questioned how or why she survived the shooting that left five others dead at a Maryland newspaper.
The AP Interview: Haiti PM plans to hold elections next year

The AP Interview: Haiti PM plans to hold elections next year

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's prime minister said Tuesday that he plans to hold a referendum to modify the country's constitution by February, and he hopes to organize presidential and legislative elections early next year.
Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work

Panel finds 80 alleged abuse cases tied to WHO's Congo work

BENI, Congo (AP) — A panel commissioned by the World Health Organization has identified more than 80 alleged cases of sex abuse during the U.N.
Apartment block explosion in Sweden injures some 20 people

Apartment block explosion in Sweden injures some 20 people

A powerful explosion in an apartment building in the Swedish city of Goteborg on Tuesday injured up to 20 people, three of them seriously, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, police and rescue workers said.