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Prosecutor: Weekend massacre in Mexico possible revenge act

Apr. 22, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Thirteen people killed in a weekend shooting in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz appear to have been victims of an act of revenge between criminal groups, authorities said Monday. State prosecutor Jorge Winckler said five or six gunmen entered a packed events hall where a...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Apr. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.   Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that...

Pope denounces 'cruel violence' of Sri Lanka Easter attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cruel violence" of the Easter Sunday slaughter of Christians and foreigners in Sri Lanka as he celebrated the most joyful moment on the Christian liturgical calendar by lamenting the bloodshed and political violence afflicting many parts of the world. Francis...

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

Apr. 21, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting (all times local): 6 p.m. A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting has ended with the names of 12 students and a teacher killed being read aloud, accompanied...

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Apr. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a...

Young Algerian protester dies of injuries; police accused

Apr. 20, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A young Algerian protester has died from head injuries that his family and friends believe were caused by a police beating. Friend and neighbor Lyes Lamara says that protester Yettou Ramzi died and was buried Friday after several days in an Algiers hospital. The neighbor told The...

Probe: Ex-chancellor's spouse accused in up to 10 complaints

Apr. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least seven students or staff — perhaps as many as 10 — reported being sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, according to an investigative report. Kopper's husband, Alan "Pete" Hill, was banned from...

Woman's brutal killing in Bangladesh triggers protests

Apr. 19, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Dozens of protesters took to the streets in Bangladesh's capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal. Nusrat Jahan Rafi told her family she was lured to the...

Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter

Apr. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Attackers stormed a hospital at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola outbreak and killed "a dear colleague," the head of the World Health Organization said Friday as he condemned the latest violence against health workers trying to contain the virus. "We are outraged," WHO Director-General...

Falcons give second chance to Hageman following 2017 release

Apr. 19, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons signed Ra'Shede Hageman to a one-year deal on Friday, giving a second chance to the defensive tackle the team released in 2017 after he was charged with domestic violence. Hageman, 28, was a second-round pick from Minnesota in 2014. He started a combined 16...