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Attorney general's office dismisses parent complaint

Jan. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state attorney general's office has declined to investigate a civil-rights complaint a group of parents filed over Seattle Public School's gifted-education program. The group filed the complaint in December alleging that the district is violating state law by not making a...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo, Belith Ariza, a barista trainer at Starbucks, opens the doors to the community meeting space at a local Starbucks Community Store, in Phoenix. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. That will bring to 100 the total number of community stores Starbucks has opened since it announced the program in 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Jan. 16, 2020 8:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs...

State drops opposition to school funding suit depositions

Jan. 16, 2020 1:58 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Gov. John Carney have dropped their opposition to Delaware's education secretary and budget director being deposed in a lawsuit alleging the state is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. A judge had planned to hear arguments...

Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. On Dec. 6, 2019, 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US military training for Saudi students could resume soon

Jan. 16, 2020 12:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted "in the coming days," the Pentagon said Thursday, nearly six weeks after a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base. The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jan. 15, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Jan. 15 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on legislation that would introduce another office for emergency planning: Imagine for a moment you are one of the hundreds of folks still waiting for the help from state government that was promised as you try to...

Kelsi Deel, left,, director, explains as Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump tours a local safe haven in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Ivanka Trump: White House will seek to end human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2020 4:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called “modern day slavery." President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser made the comments during a trip to Atlanta on Tuesday. She visited nonprofit groups that help victims of human trafficking....

Wyoming firm settles religious discrimination suit

Jan. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming company has settled a federal lawsuit by a former employee who claimed she was pressured to take Scientology courses as a condition of her employment. Julie A. Rohrbacher filed the lawsuit in 2018 against Teton Therapy, which operates physical and occupational therapy offices...

Traverse City nonprofit awarded $10K to provide dog training

Jan. 12, 2020 1:01 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Neko has trust issues. “He’s a big baby,” Janelle Jewell, a certified professional dog trainer, told the Traverse City Record-Eagle with affection. “I mean, his previous owners said he’s afraid of bumble bees and mice.” But Neko, a...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. The FBI said Friday it was taking steps to improve the accuracy and completeness of its wiretap applications for national security investigations and to provide better training for agents. The changes were described in a 30-page filing with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FBI tightening up wiretap protocols after watchdog report

Jan. 10, 2020 8:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI laid out new protocols Friday for how it conducts electronic surveillance in national security cases, responding to a Justice Department inspector general report that harshly criticized the bureau's handling of the Russia investigation. The changes, detailed in a 30-page filing...

NC man charged with bringing weapons to NJ Coast Guard site

Jan. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EST

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with trying to bring an assault weapon, body armor and hollow-point bullets into a U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in New Jersey. Dustin A. Peters, 25, of Wilmington, went to the facility in Cape May to attend a graduation ceremony o Thursday,...