Hawaii schools struggle to keep new teachers

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Education is offering bonuses, cultural classes and mentoring in an effort to keep new teachers. Hawaii schools have long recruited teachers from the mainland. But it’s difficult to get them to…
Fatal crash

Teen hit, killed while fishing

A Dayton teenager was killed and his mother injured after they were struck by a drunk driver while fishing.…

Va. boy’s death puts focus on celebratory gunshots

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — When a stray bullet pierced the top of Brendon Mackey’s head, the 7-year-old was on his way to a July Fourth fireworks celebration with his dad and other family members. He died the next…

Philly zoo gorilla dies under anesthesia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo says a male gorilla that officials were trying to mate with a newly arrived female has died. Zoo officials announced Friday th……

Wave of bombings in Iraq during holiday kills 69

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a bomb near a park south of Baghdad has killed four people, including two children, who were celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Police officials said that the Saturday afternoon blast in the…

Pa. man, 89, ordered to trial on homicide charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A defense attorney says an elderly western Pennsylvania funeral director acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a man following a dispute ove……

Rwanda allows opposition party to operate

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s government has legalized an opposition political party that spent four years trying to get registered. The Democratic Green Party, led by Frank Habineza, said late Friday it received a certificate…

Before data French fin min declares recession over

PARIS (AP) — France’s finance minister says the economy is out of recession, part of a campaign by the French government to convince the public that a turnaround is underway. France’s gross domestic product shrank by 0.2 percent…

6 migrants drown off popular Sicilian beach

ROME (AP) — Italian coast guard officials say a boat carrying about 100 migrants ran aground on a sandbar off Sicily, and six of them died when they tried to swim to shore. The boat became stranded early…

AP Interview: US general says Afghan deal vital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan says the signing of a bilateral security agreement between America and Afghanistan will send a clear signal both to the Afghan people and the Taliban that…

Spain, France bust people trafficking gang

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government says a joint investigation by Spanish and French police has busted a gang that allegedly was smuggling Chinese citizens into Europe and the United States. The Interior Ministry said Saturday that 75 people…

Police decry Belfast ‘anarchy’ as 56 officers hurt

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland’s police chief has vowed to arrest scores of Protestant extremists after they attacked officers protecting a parade by Irish Republican Army supporters. Police said 56 officers were injured as they confronted…

US angry over released of Mexican drug lord

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials expressed outrage over the release from prison of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero and vowed to continue efforts to bring to justice the man who ordered the killing of…

India activates atomic reactor for nuclear sub

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Saturday activated the atomic reactor onboard its first indigenously designed and built nuclear submarine, paving the way for its deployment by the navy in the next two years. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh…

Korea’s Incheon wins tender for Myanmar airport

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A consortium headed by South Korea’s Incheon will build a new international airport in Myanmar to help the Southeast Asian country cope with an influx of tourists and business executives, state media said Saturday.…

Search continues after Indonesia volcano erupts

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency says a volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, killing five people and shooting smoke and ash up to 2,000 meters into the air. The agency confirmed the eruption in…

UK’s Cameron rules out Sochi boycott

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron ruled out a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics, saying Saturday that attending the games is a better way of tackling prejudice against gays. Cameron was responding to a letter…

US concerned over Sri Lanka military killings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The United States has expressed concern over the Sri Lankan military’s fatal shooting of three civilians and attack on people seeking protection in a church during a recent protest demanding clean drinking water.…