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Former teacher admits to sexually abusing middle schoolers

Oct. 22, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who admitted to sexually abusing seventh- and eighth-grade girls while working as charter-school math teacher in the nation's capital has been sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Leach, of Maryland, told the court Friday that God has since...

Malta academic in Trump probe has history of vanishing acts

Oct. 22, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

SWIEQI, Malta (AP) — It was her last day of class and Leida Ruvina was getting suspicious. The Albanian student had just finished the first module in what was purported to be a doctoral program co-administered by Slovenia's Euro-Mediterranean University, but the place didn't look like much of a university....

Philippine court rejects Duterte bid to have critic arrested

Oct. 22, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Monday rejected a petition by President Rodrigo Duterte's administration to have his fiercest critic in the Senate arrested, in a legal setback for Duterte that the senator called a victory for democracy. Regional Trial Court Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano...

Geoffrey Rush says he was 'distraught' over paper's articles

Oct. 22, 2018 6:23 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Geoffrey Rush told the judge hearing his defamation case on Monday he felt distraught and as though his head was filled with lead on seeing a newspaper's publication of allegations he had behaved inappropriately toward a female co-star. The actor is suing the publishers of Sydney's Daily...

Maldives' Supreme Court refuses to annul presidential vote

Oct. 21, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president's petition seeking an annulment of last month's presidential election result. The five-member Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the election was conducted within the law. No other details were immediately known. The...

2 found guilty in triple murder of Sacramento father, 2 sons

Oct. 20, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been found guilty in the home-invasion deaths of a father and his two sons in Sacramento. The Sacramento County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old David Nguyen and 24-year-old Elijah Johnson guilty of murder and robbery on Friday following more than two weeks of...

Detroit police find 63 fetuses in funeral home amid probe

Oct. 20, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Police removed the remains of 63 fetuses from a Detroit funeral home and regulators shuttered the business amid a widening investigation of alleged improprieties at local funeral homes. Detroit police Chief James Craig said officers found 36 fetuses in boxes and 27 others in freezers during...

Ronaldo scores but Juventus' perfect start ended by Genoa

Oct. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

Oct. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the...

Girl dies after court allows more time on life support

Oct. 19, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A 9-year-old Texas girl at the center of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support. A spokeswoman for Cook Children's Medical Center in...