Charter school criticized for punishing students over hairstyle

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association is criticizing a school for disciplining and suspending black and biracial students because their hairstylesRead More

New York eyes ‘textalyzer’ to combat distracted driving

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Lieberman just wanted to find out what may have caused the head-on collision that killed his 19-year-old son, Evan, onRead More

Oregon man who threatened to kill Obama gets prison time

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who made threats to kill former President Barack Obama over social media will serve five years in federalRead More

School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

CINCINNATI (AP) — An 8-year-old boy shown on surveillance video being knocked to the floor unconscious at school two days before he killed himself toldRead More

Arizona police: Woman switched flour for formula

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman is accused of substituting flour for infant formula in containers returned to several local stores for refunds, andRead More

North Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday test-launched a ballistic missile that flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitudeRead More

Armed inmate killed, hostage rescued at Illinois hospital

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — Officers fatally shot an armed jail inmate who took two nurses hostage at hospital in northern Illinois on Saturday, several hoursRead More

Pope makes 2 Fatima children saints on centenary of visions

FATIMA, Portugal (AP) — Pope Francis added two Portuguese shepherd children to the roster of Catholic saints Saturday, honoring young siblings whose reported visions ofRead More

Global ‘WannaCry’ ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

LONDON (AP) — A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers thatRead More

First time in 7 years: No Cuban migrants to US caught at sea

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is hailing a landmark: Last month was the first in seven years when no Cuban migrants were caughtRead More