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2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

Interactive border wall mural tells stories of deported

Aug. 10, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born, this time to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. Visitors who hold up their phones...

Wife of US student held in Iran says husband 'not a spy'

Aug. 8, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Princeton University graduate student imprisoned in Iran said Thursday that her husband is not a spy as she appealed for international cooperation to secure his release. "I plead for the gate of mercy to be opened for him, and I hope he can come back to us as soon as...

Chicago man charged in slaying of Northwestern grad student

Aug. 7, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Northwestern University graduate student who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting while walking in a Chicago neighborhood. Authorities say they were led to 20-year-old Diante Speed, of Chicago, after...

Shooting victims include a mom who died protecting her baby

Aug. 5, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

In the border town of El Paso, Texas, a shooter opened fire and left 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed 9 people and injured at least 27 others. Here are some of their stories: JORDAN ANCHONDO: 'GAVE HER LIFE' FOR HER BABY Jordan Anchondo was among those...

Family told dead Chinese scholar's body may be in landfill

Aug. 2, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The family of a visiting Chinese scholar whose body was never recovered after a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped and killed her has been told the woman's remains may be in a landfill in eastern Illinois, an attorney for the slain scholar's family said Friday....

The Latest: Democrats close debate by focusing on Trump

Aug. 1, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidates are closing their second primary debate by focusing on President Donald Trump. After taking on each other for more than two hours, all 10 candidates have mentioned the...

MU diversity chief exit interview: There's more to be done

Jul. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Kevin McDonald arrived on an MU campus roiled by racial protest, he thought he was in for a challenge that would keep him here at least a little longer than his last job at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he served 6 1/2 years. Three years later, the University of...

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of...