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Teacher of the Year works with youths in juvenile detention

Apr. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a veteran teacher at a troubled high school in Richmond, Virginia, Rodney Robinson wanted to better understand why so many students go directly from school to prison. So he took a job teaching students at a juvenile detention center. Four years later, Robinson has been chosen as the...

Man who allegedly hid out in ex's attic faces charges

Apr. 24, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who had allegedly been hiding out in the attic of his ex-girlfriend's Pittsburgh home is 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 grabbed...

Trump makes new threat to send soldiers to US-Mexico border

Apr. 24, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a new threat to send armed soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday that "Mexico's Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably as a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers on the Border," but he didn't support...

Oregon man arrested in death of man near Mount St. Helens

Apr. 24, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old man from Dayton, Oregon, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of Brian Bodle, a Newberg man who was found near Mount St. Helens earlier this year. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Damian Belander was taken into custody in Yamhill County after...

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...

Hate charge: White man drove car at interracial couple

Apr. 24, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man is charged with a hate crime after allegedly running down an interracial couple. News outlets report Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old James Descant holds "disdain" for mixed couples. Deputies say the black man and white woman were standing...

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...

Food makers in Europe get letters with poisoning threats

Apr. 24, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Major food companies in Italy and Denmark have received letters containing an unidentified powder and written threats requesting they pay money or risk having their products poisoned, authorities said Wednesday. Danish police said the letters in Denmark contained "a hazardous...

China rejects 'unfounded hype' after GE spying accusation

Apr. 24, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's government on Wednesday rejected accusations that it steals technology after a former General Electric Co. engineer and his Chinese business partner were indicted on charges of industrial spying. The charges announced Tuesday come amid a tariff war between Beijing and Washington over...

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

Apr. 24, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year. Anthony Robert Harvey made the plea in an appearance in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court via video link from...