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Woman tells of being raised as Pearl S. Buck's daughter

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

HILLTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Julie Henning has told her life story at churches, schools, civic groups and conferences, sharing about coming from poverty in her native Korea to Bucks County and being raised as Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning author Pearl S. Buck's daughter. Now, Henning has written about it in a...

Elementary school stands against a tide of poverty

Dec. 7, 2019 3:06 AM EST

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — David M. Keibler wanted his dissertation to mean something more than a fancy title and degree. The Alle-Kiski Valley community he served had crashed from stable jobs to few jobs — from widely comfortable to suddenly not. A grim uptick in poverty had created new hardships that...

The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race. The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science...

Milwaukee program fosters friendship among diverse students

Dec. 7, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When students graduate from the Indian Community School, located on a wooded campus in Franklin, they leave a close-knit environment, where Native cultures, languages and values are woven into their education. They spread out to high schools across the Milwaukee area, where they are thrown...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the...

AP source: Ole Miss working to bring Kiffin back to SEC

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head football coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because negotiations were ongoing and Kiffin still has a game to coach. Florida Atlantic faces UAB in...

Ex-school official accused of stealing from Arizona district

Dec. 7, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A former business manager for a rural Arizona school district is accused of stealing nearly $40,000 from the district and a youth soccer organization. A 21-count grand jury indictment filed late last month in Pinal County Superior Court charged Amanda Dawn Holcomb with fraud, theft, computer...

Reports: Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigns

Dec. 7, 2019 12:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Howard University football coach Ron Prince resigned after less than a season on the job, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Washington Post and ESPN reported on their websites that Howard athletic director Kery Davis said the school and Prince agreed to mutually part ways....

Martinez brings characters to life on the comic books pages

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Carmen Martinez grew up drawing and sketching comic book characters for her family and friends. "Art was always a part of my life," she said. "I was always doing it from a young age." Martinez, a 2008 graduate of Welsh High School, said drawing was a way of keeping her focused. Those...

Officer who accidentally fired gun at school charged

Dec. 6, 2019 6:52 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A police officer who fired his weapon inside a southern New Mexico middle school is facing a firearm charge. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Las Cruces officer Francisco Estrada was charged Friday with a misdemeanor count of prohibited use of a firearm. Authorities say Estrada...