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Sri Lanka asks for resignations of top security officials

Apr. 24, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief, a dramatic internal shake-up after security forces shrugged off intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, the...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 24, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN...

North Korea's Kim upbeat as he arrives for Putin summit

Apr. 24, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Smiling and upbeat, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday stepped off his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia for a much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin that comes amid deadlocked diplomacy on his nuclear program. Kim, dressed in a black coat...

Straight talk on race becoming a must for white candidates

Apr. 24, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

After touring the National Lynching Memorial recently, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the "shame" he felt that some white people "kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents." Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has acknowledged he "clearly had advantages" as a white man....

UK and Irish leaders attend funeral of journalist Lyra McKee

Apr. 24, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mourners wearing colorful Harry Potter scarves and Marvel superhero shirts were joined by the leaders of Britain and Ireland Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo...

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

Apr. 24, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history. Sexual abuse settlements have already strained the Boy Scouts'...

UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

Apr. 24, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. It marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and...

Boeing pulls 2019 forecast, suspends buybacks

Apr. 24, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Boeing is pulling its 2019 forecast over 737 Max uncertainty and says it's suspending its stock buybacks. The aerospace giant also provided first quarter results on Wednesday that missed Wall Street's estimates. Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn't account for 737 Max impacts. It plans...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Apr. 24, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing...

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Teacher of the Year works with youths in juvenile detention

Apr. 24, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — America's 2019 National Teacher of the Year teaches students at a juvenile detention facility in Richmond, Virginia. Rodney Robinson has been a teacher for 19 years, the last four at a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. His award was announced Wednesday by the...

83 percent of high school seniors graduated in 2018

Apr. 24, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Education says about 83 percent of high school seniors graduated last year — the highest graduation rate on record. It's up one-half of a percentage point from 2017. Even with the record rate, education officials say major disparities remain between...

Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine's separatist area

Apr. 24, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Wednesday says that people living in the parts of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions under...

Boeing pulls 2019 forecast, suspends buybacks

Apr. 24, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Boeing is pulling its 2019 forecast over 737 Max uncertainty and says it's suspending its stock buybacks. The aerospace giant also provided first quarter results on Wednesday that missed Wall Street's estimates. Boeing Co. said its previously issued full-year guidance didn't account for 737 Max impacts. It plans...

Man who hid out in ex-girlfriend's attic now faces charges

Apr. 24, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who allegedly had been hiding out in the attic of his ex-girlfriend's Pittsburgh home is now facing burglary charges. Authorities say the woman found 31-year-old Cary Cocuzzi in her bedroom Saturday. They say she had a protection from abuse order against him. Cocuzzi allegedly...

School closes after car crashes into building before dawn

Apr. 24, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis high school is canceling classes after a car crashed into the front doors before dawn. District officials say the car struck Francis Howell Central High School in St. Charles between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the driver is believed to be a...

Vermont motorcycle rider dies in crash in West Haven

Apr. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in West Haven. Officials said 37-year-old Corey Sears, of West Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle went off Vermont Route 22A. Troopers say two nurses who happened upon the...

E. Michigan agrees to contract extension with professors

Apr. 24, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University and the union representing its professors have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The Ypsilanti school says the agreement covers about 650 tenured and tenure-track faculty. It was approved Tuesday by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents...

Radicalization among Sri Lanka's Muslims was slow and steady

Apr. 24, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A spate of attacks against mosques, shrines and followers of Sufi sheikhs in Sri Lanka more than a decade ago point to early warning signs of fundamentalism taking root among a sliver of the country's Muslims. The Easter attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 350...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each day to...