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IS deadly new front in Pakistan's decades-old terror war

Aug. 17, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

DHABEJI, Pakistan (AP) — Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: With explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election...

Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

Aug. 17, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New court documents suggest that within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's disappearance, two of her ex-students told friends at a party they had killed her and burned her body. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Ryan Alexander Duke and Bo Dukes made the admission a month after Tara...

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Aug. 17, 2018 8:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas testified on Friday that there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and four other black teenagers. The testimony came during the second day of the murder trial for fired...

Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

Aug. 17, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers. In many ways,...

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex harassment

Aug. 17, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York University professor who is being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment said that her relationship with him was not sexual and that affectionate emails they exchanged were just "gay-coded" correspondence. Professor Avita Ronell, a world-renowned...

Colorado to allow stadium-wide alcohol sales again

Aug. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado will allow alcohol sales in the general concourse areas at Folsom Field for the first time in more than two decades. The university said Friday that after a four-year trial of limited beer and wine sales through "beer gardens," the sales will be extended to the concourse...

Investigators to give Ohio St report on Meyer next week

Aug. 17, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week. The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as planned, and a...

Officer pleads no contest after accidental gun firing in gym

Aug. 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after his personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament. Flint Police Lt. Mark Boudreau entered the plea Friday to the charge of reckless discharge of...

Program combats ageism by having students live with seniors

Aug. 17, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victoria Kozar, like many students, met one of her best friends while in college. The now 23-year-old, who attended Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, says she and Beth lived in the same building and spent hours talking about everything from boyfriends to baking. Her other...

The Latest: Boy accused in stabbing not a known troublemaker

Aug. 17, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing attack at an Oklahoma high school (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Authorities say a 14-year-old boy who used a knife to attack a female classmate during a school assembly in central Oklahoma didn't have a reputation as a troublemaker. Luther Police Chief David...