Weed that sprouted holiday cheer mysteriously uprooted

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise. WTVG-TV in Toledo reports that someone pulled out the “Christmas weed” early Friday morning and drove off with it in his trunk. The weed had become a holiday attraction after…

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves -AP NEW YORK

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves NEW YORK — A statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women has been removed from New York’s Central Park. The city’s Public Design Commission voted Monday to accept a mayoral panel’s recommendation to remove the statue of…