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Teachers celebrate after West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans announced they reached a tentative deal to end a statewide teachers' strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
March 06, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on a statewide teachers strike in West Virginia (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Some West Virginia counties are reopening schools after the Legislature passed a 5 percent pay raise for teachers and others in a deal to end a statewide walkout that closed schools for...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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Wyoming County's Mullens Elementary school teachers Kara Brown, from right, Katherine Dudley and Nina Tunstalle, along with Lois Casto of Central Elementary school in St. Albans, react to news that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Senate Republicans have reached a tentative deal to end a strike by giving them 5 percent raises in Charleston, W.Va., on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 1:16 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers acted swiftly Tuesday after Gov. Jim Justice and Republican leaders tentatively agreed to end the state's nine-day teachers' walkout by giving 5 percent raises not just to teachers, but to all state workers. "I believe in you and I love our kids,"...
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March 06, 2018 - 12:35 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief is standing by "every single word" of criticism against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, after calling him a racist and xenophobe last month. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein is also rejecting a demand by Orban's foreign minister for his resignation,...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 12:35 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 7:35 p.m. U.S.-backed Kurdish forces say they are redeploying fighters from fronts against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria to the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin in the northwest to shore up Kurdish fighters battling a...
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Bill Cosby winks as he arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 06, 2018 - 11:37 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers fought Tuesday to block a parade of women from testifying against him at his sexual assault retrial, calling them "ancient allegations" that would prejudice the jury against the 80-year-old comedian. Stung by a hung jury the first time around, prosecutors...
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FILE-In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry speaks during a news conference in her office, in Nashville, Tenn. Barry has resigned after admitting she had an extramarital affair with her lead bodyguard and shortly after pleading guilty to a felony theft charge. Barry first admitted Jan. 31, 2018 to having an affair with Sgt. Robert Forrest, she said she planned to stay in office. But on Tuesday, March 6 she said her time in office has concluded. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 06, 2018 - 11:19 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Nashville mayor's resignation (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has resigned after admitting she had an extramarital affair with her lead bodyguard and shortly after pleading guilty to a felony theft charge. When Barry first admitted...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday July 6, 2017, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, and U.S President Donald Trump attend a news conference at Royal Castle, in Warsaw. According to online news reports published Tuesday March 6, 2018, the Polish President Andrzej Duda cannot count on any meetings with either President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence until Poland changes their controversial new Holocaust law. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
March 06, 2018 - 11:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that the U.S. is punishing Poland over a controversial new Holocaust law. Bartosz Cichocki, the deputy foreign minister, conceded that Washington has been expressing "concerns and questions" about the law, but said reports of...
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This May 5, 2018 photo shows the Fountain of the Pioneers in Bronson Park in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Kalamazoo City Commission voted 5-1 early Tuesday, March 6, following a meeting that began Monday night on the future of the fountain. A plan will be developed to put something new in its place. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 11:15 am
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Officials in a southwestern Michigan city have decided to remove a park fountain featuring a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the Kalamazoo City Commission voted 5-1 early Tuesday following a meeting...
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Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers say prosecutors want to have as many as 19 other accusers testify at his sexual assault retrial because they're desperate to bolster an otherwise weak case...
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