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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, people walk through the Princeton University campus in Princeton, N.J. The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

Sep. 18, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a “shocking” and “serious” admission of discrimination. In a letter to the university on Wednesday, the U.S....

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, file photo, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall wears a face mask as she attends the daily COVID-19 media briefing at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. A police department vowed Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, to cooperate with multiple investigations of the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by officers in the Salt Lake City area. Mendenhall said in a statement late Sunday, Sept. 6 that the shooting was a tragedy and called for a swift and transparent investigation. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Boy's shooting raises questions about police crisis training

Sep. 9, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said Wednesday, a part of policing that's facing renewed scrutiny during nationwide protests over brutality by...

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Mexico tortilla shop gives free TV, internet for school kids

Sep. 4, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tortilla shop has started giving free wifi and television access for kids in its Mexico City neighborhood whose homes don’t have them, or whose brothers and sisters are already using the services for remote learning during the pandemic. Mexico’s government schools...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi greets the audience prior a press conference at the Institute for International Relations in Paris, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in France as part of a five-country trip to Europe, his first since the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Clarification: France-China story

Aug. 31, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a story published August 30, 2020, The Associated Press reported that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi defended detention camps for mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region, brushing off human rights concerns by European countries. The story should have made clear that he did...

A resident wears a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus as she speaks on her phone in Beijing on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China nears full re-opening of schools

Aug. 27, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

BEIJING — China began moving into its final weekend before a full re-opening of schools amid continuing measures to prevent any further spread of coronavirus. The country reported just nine new cases on Friday, all brought from outside the country. Hospitals are treating 288 people for COVID-19 and...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, Alex Azar, the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced that pharmacists in all 50 states will be authorized to give childhood vaccinations this fall, due to a federal order that will temporarily preempt pharmacy restrictions in 22 states. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Pharmacists can give childhood shots, U.S. officials say

Aug. 19, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations under a new directive aimed at preventing future outbreaks of measles and other preventable diseases. Alex Azar, the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, took the step using emergency powers he...

Public to comment on Yakima Training Center cleanup plans

Aug. 17, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Environmental officials in Washington state have asked for public comment on plans to clean up more than a dozen polluted sites at the U.S. Army's training center in Yakima. The state Department of Ecology said the plans address 21 different areas on the base that do not meet federal...

Trainees parade with the wooden mock guns which they use to train with, during the visit of the defense minister to a military training center in Owiny Ki-Bul, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan Saturday, June 27, 2020. At crowded camps in South Sudan, former enemies are meant to be joining forces and training as a unified security force after a five-year civil war so they can help the shattered country recover but they can barely find enough food. (AP Photo/Maura Ajak)

Hunger, squalor mar South Sudan post-war unification efforts

Aug. 16, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

BOR, South Sudan (AP) — Here in crowded camps in South Sudan, former enemies are meant to be joining forces after a five-year civil war so they can help the shattered country recover. But they can barely find enough food. The Associated Press spoke to women, both former rebel fighters and government...

In this March 5, 2020, photo, Antonio Valenzuela's daughters, flanked by friends, kneel, at the spot their father died during an altercation with Las Cruces police on Feb. 29, 2020. An agreement announced Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for Valenzuela's family requires the city to provide racial bias training for police and require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following Valenzuela's choking death. (Bethany Freudenthal/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)

New Mexico city agrees to police reforms in choke settlement

Aug. 14, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

A New Mexico city will seek to adopt racial bias training for police and may require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following the choking death of a Latino man, according to an agreement in a lawsuit announced Thursday. The deal between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for the...