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AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead,...

Yale School of Management receives $100M gift for new center

Dec. 6, 2019 5:29 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A new center at Yale University will focus on urban public educational leadership with funding from a $100 million gift. The Ivy League university announced Thursday that the Broad Center at Yale School of Management will offer two tuition-free programs for around 50 participants...

Obamas’ publisher makes new pledge to education organization

Dec. 3, 2019 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that it had joined with the former president and former first lady in...

UAW bolsters financial controls after embezzlement scandal

Dec. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday...

Correction: Reckoning-Where Are They Now story

Nov. 27, 2019 4:25 PM EST

In a story sent Oct. 4 and 5 about clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse living with little to no oversight from authorities, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Massachusetts does not have a public database of teacher licenses. The state added a...

Lawsuit: Officer blinded by stun gun during unsafe training

Nov. 27, 2019 4:17 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A retired Virginia police officer who was blinded in one eye by a stun gun during a training class has filed a lawsuit against the training company. The Virginian-Pilot reports former Master Virginia Beach Officer Shawn Curran says his right eye is damaged from an errant probe...

Settlement reached in suit over video captioning at Harvard

Nov. 27, 2019 3:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University agreed to make its website and online courses friendlier to those who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of a settlement announced Wednesday in a federal lawsuit. The suit, filed in 2015 by the National Association of the Deaf, alleged that many of Harvard’s online...

AP Interview: Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

Nov. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...