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After captivity, Nigerian students seek overseas education

Sep. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emmanuel Benson was planning to get his diploma in horticulture and landscaping from Nigeria’s Federal College of Forestry Mechanization next year. Now, he’s not willing to risk the return to school, after he was kidnapped by bandits with dozens of others earlier...

Missouri's Schmitt slams local handling of school abuse case

Sep. 25, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney general in a letter to the governor wrote that a southwestern Missouri prosecutor is ignoring his advice and going easy on a Christian boarding school accused of abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the Thursday letter asked Gov....

'Marriage for all'? Swiss voters to decide same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed. Switzerland has authorized same-sex civil...

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

Man convicted of helping kill son's wife dies in prison

Sep. 23, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has died in prison about two months after receiving a life sentence for helping his son kill the younger man’s estranged wife. Angel Luis Rivera died Wednesday at the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando, according to Florida...

Haaland: Petito case a reminder of missing Native Americans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking in personal terms, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said extensive news media coverage of the disappearance and death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito while on a cross-country trip should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or...

Probe: Michaels, Minnesota cops violated Black teen's rights

Sep. 23, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The manager of a suburban Minneapolis Michaels store called police on a teenager looking for a job simply because he is Black and officers then used unreasonable force against him because of his race, a state agency that investigates civil rights abuses said in findings...

Ex-Tempe police detective dies after getting West Nile virus

Sep. 23, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A former Tempe police detective has died after contracting West Nile virus, authorities said Thursday. Police officials said Nathan Ryberg had been in a medically induced coma since Sept. 11 while fighting the virus plus encephalitis, which is an...

Watchdog: End privatization of Nebraska child services

Sep. 23, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A public watchdog of Nebraska's child welfare services recommended Thursday that state officials end their practice of having a private contractor manage cases in the Omaha area. The Office of Inspector General of Nebraska Child Welfare made the...

Judge gives Dutch boy OK for vaccine amid parental dispute

Sep. 23, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has gone to court in the Netherlands to get permission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine so he can visit his grandmother who is battling lung cancer, according to a written court ruling published Thursday. The boy, whose...