Israel, Palestinians spar over new Jerusalem embassies


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel celebrated the opening of Guatemala's new embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday as the Palestinians, infuriated by the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the contested city, recalled their ambassadors to four European countries that had supported the move.

  • Written by By ARON HELLER , Associated Press

Teachers in red gather before North Carolina education rally


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of teachers wearing red gathered Wednesday in North Carolina's capital ahead of a march and rally to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state.


  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press

Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016.

  • Written by By DON THOMPSON , Associated Press

US home building slides 3.7 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer apartment buildings last month, pushing overall home construction down 3.7 percent from March.

  • Written by By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

Parkland students quietly share stories to process trauma

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — When freshman Eden Hebron wanted to capture the searing experience of being in a classroom where a fellow student killed her best friend and three other people, she turned to poetry. The result was "1216," named after the number of the room at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School:

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  • Written by By JENNIFER KAY, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press