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UK Windrush victims demand compensation on Emancipation Day

Aug. 01, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Black people whose right to live in the U.K. was illegally challenged by the government marked the anniversary Sunday of the act that freed slaves throughout the British Empire, drawing a direct link between slavery and the discrimination they suffered. ...

Burkina Faso sees more child soldiers as jihadi attacks rise

Aug. 01, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

DORI, Burkina Faso (AP) — Awoken by gunshots in the middle of the night, Fatima Amadou was shocked by what she saw among the attackers: children. Guns slung over their small frames, the children chanted “Allahu akbar,” as they surrounded her home in Solhan town in...

Police arrest woman after finding 2 dead children inside car

Jul. 30, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 33-year-old Maryland woman with temporary custody of her young niece and nephew has been charged with child abuse that resulted in their deaths after officers found their severely malnourished bodies stuffed in the trunk of her car, according to charging documents. ...

Court dismisses lawsuit seeking higher foster care payments

Jul. 30, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The difference in foster care payments between licensed caregivers and relatives stepping in to help “is neither ideal nor even satisfactory,” a federal judge said as he dismissed a lawsuit seeking to close that gap. Federal Judge Michael...

Lawsuit targeting transgender student policies dismissed

Jul. 29, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by faith-based conservative groups challenging guidelines on the treatment of transgender students in public schools, ruling that the group lacked standing. Lynchburg Circuit Court Judge J. Frederick...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 27 The Wall Street Journal on proposals for a Civilian Climate Corps: As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short...

Ex-child protective services worker sentenced for child porn

Jul. 28, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former teacher and child protective services worker who admitted to producing child pornography images of a young boy who was in his care has been sentenced to nearly 21 years in federal prison. Kayan Frazier, 29, of Somers Point, will also have to...

Judge hears request for new trial in Mollie Tibbetts case

Jul. 27, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The lead investigator in the 2018 death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts expressed confidence Tuesday that the right man was convicted, rejecting defense claims that her abduction could be tied to two other local men. Division of...

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Jul. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. The international human rights organization issued its...

Bosnia's outgoing international overseer urges new approach

Jul. 27, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Western powers should adopt a new approach to promoting reconciliation in politically fragmented Bosnia to prevent nativist leaders from turning the Balkan country into a deserted wasteland, according to the top international overseer of a 1995 peace...