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Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope. Big Island prosecutor Mitch Roth said Wednesday he turned over the cases in response to an Associated...

Fire at school outside Liberia's capital kills at least 27

Sep. 18, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (AP) — A fire at a Quranic school outside Liberia's capital has killed at least 27 people and many are thought to be children, police said Wednesday. The fire around midnight gutted a dormitory and school building where students slept about 7 miles (11 kilometers) east of Monrovia,...

Author JK Rowling makes huge gift for MS research

Sep. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her late mother. The 15.3 million-pound ($18.8 million) donation announced Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research center based at the...

Democrats will try to block Trump's border wall maneuver

Sep. 10, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are moving on two fronts to block President Donald Trump from using special emergency powers to transfer money from military base construction projects like new schools to pay for new fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. First, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York...

K-State riding momentum of fast start under new coach

Sep. 10, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Sitting inside the massive suites overlooking the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor gazed out the windows and couldn't help but smile. The Wildcats were halfway into a second consecutive rout to begin Chris Klieman's tenure as the...

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

Sep. 5, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, diverting a total $3.6 billion to President Donald Trump's long-promised barrier. Projects in 23...

Israeli PM infuses campaign with anti-media incitement

Sep. 1, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off the unofficial start of his new election campaign Sunday with a move straight out of his old playbook: attacking the media and pandering to his nationalist base. After a sleepy summer, the longtime leader launched a blistering assault on...

Israel PM vows to annex West Bank settlements

Sep. 1, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reaffirming his pledge to impose Israeli sovereignty on West Bank settlements. Speaking Sunday at a ceremony opening the new school year in the settlement of Elkana, Netanyahu says there "will be no more displacements" and all the communities...

Concerns arise over Hawaii prosecutor son's job

Aug. 29, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The man responsible for prosecuting the mostly Native Hawaiian elders arrested for protesting construction of a giant telescope said there is no conflict of interest, even though his son works for one of the embattled project's partners. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth's...

New ACC Network leaning on campus-built broadcast facilities

Aug. 28, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference finally has its TV channel airing hundreds of league sporting events each year thanks in no small measure to its schools. Administrations around the ACC played a critical role in getting the channel up and running, spending millions to ensure campus...