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Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 18, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

Fifty people were killed in a terror attack at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday. Some information about the victims: HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to...

R. Kelly case spotlights abuse of girls in the era of #MeToo

Mar. 18, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and...

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

Mar. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two "virtual kidnap" cases in 24 hours. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the...

Kentucky school bus driver charged with DUI after wreck

Mar. 17, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CRESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky have charged a bus driver with drunken driving after a bus with 33 elementary school students on board crashed. No one was injured. News outlets report 54-year-old Lesley Harvey was charged Friday with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to...

Ohio teacher resigns for taping students' mouths shut

Mar. 16, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati Public Schools teacher who acknowledged putting duct tape over students' mouths to discipline them has resigned. District spokeswoman Lauren Worley says Charles Igwekala-Nweke resigned in January. Igwekala-Nweke taught math at Clark Montessori High School and Hughes STEM High...

Lawsuit threatened as Kentucky looks into teacher 'sickouts'

Mar. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's education commissioner on Friday would not rule out disciplining teachers who used their sick days to close multiple school districts so they could protest at the state Capitol. The Republican-dominated state legislature has been meeting since February, with lawmakers...

Kansas GOP's tax bill could undercut school funding it backs

Mar. 14, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas helped advance Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to boost funding for public schools Thursday before sending her an income tax relief bill that could make it harder for the state to sustain the new spending. The GOP-controlled Senate voted 32-8 to...

State taking names of teachers who called in sick to protest

Mar. 14, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's education commissioner wants the name of every teacher who used a sick day to force 10 school districts to close so educators could protest at the state legislature. At least 10 Kentucky school districts were forced to close several times since Feb. 28 after so many...

Police investigating alleged assault of legislative page

Mar. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's speaker of the House suspended its page program on Thursday after a teenage girl reported she was sexually assaulted by another page at a hotel near the Capitol where the high school participants spend the night. Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes confirmed his...

Correction: College Admissions-Bribery-The Latest story

Mar. 14, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story March 13 about a college admissions bribery scandal, The Associated Press erroneously described a defendant's employer. The company where Manuel Henriquez worked is a venture capital firm, not a hedge fund. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: USC bars from...