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Remembering the Worcester 6

Dec. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Inside the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse and Co. building, a monster was growing. As the calls came in nearly 20 years ago, Worcester firefighters did what they have done for decades. They went inside the building to save people they believed were inside. They were met with...

Report: Substitute teacher fired for berating child on dads

Dec. 2, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say a substitute teacher in Utah has been fired after berating a fifth-grade student who said he was thankful for being adopted by his two dads, one of whom is a former dancer on “Dancing with the Stars.” The Salt Lake Tribune reports staffing company Kelly...

Substitute teacher lectures Utah child over his 2 dads

Dec. 1, 2019 5:26 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A substitute teacher berated a Utah fifth grader after he said during a pre-Thanksgiving lesson that he was thankful he’s finally going to be adopted by his two dads, the parents said. The boy’s classmates said the teacher told him, “that’s nothing to be...

3 new family court divisions to open in January

Dec. 1, 2019 8:12 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s judicial branch says three new family court divisions will open in January in Milford, Candia and Hampton. Each location will handle all family division case types, including divorce; parenting; name change; abuse and neglect; juvenile delinquency; child in need...

Johnson seeks to focus UK election on Brexit, not his flaws

Nov. 29, 2019 8:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Friday to move Britain’s election debate away from questions about his character and onto Brexit, promising to bolster protection for British businesses and farmers once the country has left the European Union. Johnson tried to brush aside...

Schools teach refugee, migrant kids skills to succeed in US

Nov. 29, 2019 1:09 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — International flags flutter from the ceilings of the outdoor hallways at Valencia Newcomer School, where more than 200 children from around the world are learning English skills and American classroom customs they need to succeed. When the school year begins, the refugee and immigrant...

AP Interview: Ex-Polish president defends Biden and Burisma

Nov. 28, 2019 1:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president who is on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, said Thursday that Hunter Biden was indeed chosen to join its advisory board because of his name. He said that is simply how the world of business works. But Kwasniewski...

Butte Truancy Court works to get absent kids back in class

Nov. 28, 2019 1:07 PM EST

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte is taking a new team approach to getting kids who are habitually absent from school back into the classroom, and even though it just got started, its success rate so far is 100 percent. After only two sessions of the new Truancy Court, four students are back in school — two...

DNA test leads woman to dad across the world in Australia

Nov. 28, 2019 9:43 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Adjusting the black leather case to raise the iPad to eye level, Nancy Galloway sits upright in her chair, tucks her long brunette hair behind her ear to show more of her face and breaks into a smile as she touches the phone number on the left side of the screen. The phone number...

Report: US lacked technology to track separated families

Nov. 27, 2019 5:40 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government separated thousands of families despite knowing it lacked the technology to document and track their whereabouts, according to a report released Wednesday by an internal government watchdog. The problem resulted in some parents languishing in custody for weeks without...