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Roots of Music aims to change New Orleans kids’ lives

Aug. 06, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Ready. Breathe. For a brief moment, it’s silent as a roomful of grade-schoolers take a breath and wait for a signal. With a wave of his hand, their director, Lawrence Rawlins, queues them in and...

Ex-lieutenant arrested in library officer's shooting death

Aug. 05, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired police lieutenant has been arrested after police say he fatally shot a fellow law enforcement officer Thursday during a training exercise at a Washington D.C. library. Jesse Porter was at the end of a training exercise at a library in the district’s...

New Mexico launches fund to train new police officers

Aug. 02, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico hopes to bolster the ranks of small law enforcement agencies around the state with a new fund that will be dedicated to helping with the costs of training and equipping new police officers. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and other officials gathered...

Saints' 1st-rounder Penning building pugilistic reputation

Aug. 02, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints first-round draft choice Trevor Penning tends to finish off blocks with a feisty flourish. “When you think he’s done, he’s not done,” guard Cesar Ruiz said after a training camp practice Tuesday, when he compared Penning to a pit bull. “He...

A Black beekeeper in Phoenix and her Baehive Sisterhood

Jul. 30, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Every other Sunday, a group of women wearing black T-shirts that read “Baehive Sisterhood” pull on white bee suits behind the Orchard Learning Community Center in south Phoenix. The school teachers, doulas, homeschool moms and urban farmers never expected they...

Museum tells Virginia county's story of segregated education

Jul. 30, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — There are a few more weeks of summer vacation left and supporters of the John J. Wright Educational and Cultural Center museum hope that families will bring their children to learn about the history of segregated education in Spotsylvania County. “This...

Civilian medic commands respect on Ukraine war's front lines

Jul. 26, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

DONETSK REGION, Ukaine (AP) — All over the Donetsk region, close to the front lines of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Nataliia Voronkova turns up at Ukrainian field positions and hospitals wearing high heels. A colleague bought her running shoes, but Voronkova gave them away. A helmet...

Cop who wrongfully arrested Black man gets probation

Jul. 22, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fired police sergeant in a Portland, Oregon, suburb has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete community service and cultural sensitivity training after pleading no contest to first-degree official misconduct for his role in the wrongful arrest of a Black man....

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Audit critical of Oklahoma's use of education relief funds

Jul. 20, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal audit report sharply criticizes Oklahoma officials for a lack of transparency, oversight and accountability in the use of coronavirus relief funds that were intended for education. The state, which received nearly $40 million in pandemic assistance...