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Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

May. 20, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered, folded and wrapped in rubber bands, in a courthouse box. Archivists at historically black...

Texas lieutenant governor calls for 'hardening' of schools

May. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a "hardening" of the nation's school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a "culture of violence" and said more needs to be done to...

City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

May. 20, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. It now sees just a vacant demolished block that some residents refer to as "the hole." The redevelopment plans...

Spanish police arrest 12 from alleged hash smuggling ring

May. 20, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have broken up an alleged drug ring that smuggled hashish from Morocco to Europe. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Sunday that Spanish police arrested 12 alleged smugglers and confiscated nearly 190,000 euros ($224,000.) Zoido said in a Twitter post: "We...

The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim

May. 20, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local): 9:20 a.m. The first funeral for one of the 10 people fatally shot at a high school outside Houston is set for Sunday afternoon. The Islamic Society for Greater Houston says services for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange...

Malaysia ex-leader seeks police protection amid graft probe

May. 20, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

PEKAN, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is under investigation for a massive corruption scandal, has sought police protection over concern about his family's safety, Malaysia's national news agency reported Sunday. Najib's long-ruling coalition suffered a shocking defeat in...

Family, friends recall shooting victims' optimism, humor

May. 20, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Hardworking. Funny. Loving. Grieving family and friends recalled the endearing qualities of some of the victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school, as authorities on Saturday released the names of the 10 killed. Eight of the 10 were students: Kimberly Vaughan, Shana...

Attorney-client privilege review in Cohen raid is on track

May. 20, 2018 8:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge's demand that it occur speedily and...

Chile bishop apologizes for not investigating abuse promptly

May. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean bishop apologized Saturday for not promptly investigating a reported case of sexual abuse in his diocese, a day after every bishop in the South American country offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their negligence in protecting children. "I want to apologize...

Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

May. 19, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she...