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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

Jan. 8, 2020 9:38 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran's capital. Trudeau said Wednesday 138 passengers on the flight were connecting to Canada. The flight...

FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Christine Levinson, wife of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007, left, gets a hug from Babak Namazi, right, the son of Baquer Namazi who has been held in Iran, following their testimony before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Death of Iran general spurs anxiety over fate of US hostages

Jan. 7, 2020 9:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The killing of a top Iranian general has ratcheted up the anxiety of families of Americans held in Iran, one month after the release of a New Jersey student had given them hope. The Trump administration has made a priority of bringing home hostages held abroad, but the prospect of a...

New York Yankees minor league hitting coach Rachel Balkovec speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball winter meetings Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. Balkovec is believed to be the first woman hired as a full-time hitting coach by a major league organization. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Balkovec looks forward to breaking barrier as hitting coach

Dec. 11, 2019 5:12 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rachel Balkovec wants to be a hit with the New York Yankees — and the way to do that is to help their minor leaguers get more hits. She was hired in November and starts work next month as a minor league hitting coach, believed to the first woman hitting coach employed by a big...

Worker Gabe Ryan removes a sign that includes the name Arthur M. Sackler at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Boston. Tufts University says it is stripping the Sackler name from its campus in recognition of the family's connection to the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story

Dec. 9, 2019 2:52 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Tufts, erroneously reported that Richard Sackler is a current board member of Purdue Pharma. Richard Sackler left the board in July...

Harvard grad students strike over pay, health, protections

Dec. 3, 2019 11:27 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University’s graduate students are going on strike after failing to reach a labor contract with the administration. A union representing the school’s graduate students began picketing Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations. The labor group says Harvard...

Flowers are left following Friday's terror attack on London Bridge in London, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.  A man wearing a fake suicide vest was subdued by bystanders as he went on a knife rampage killing two people and wounding others before being shot dead by police on Friday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

London attack victims took part in program with prisoners

Dec. 1, 2019 1:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three of the five people who were killed or wounded in the London stabbing attack were former Cambridge University students or staff members who had gathered for an event designed to connect graduate students with prisoners, police and the university said Sunday. The two dead were identified...