A look at chronic absenteeism across America

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is out with discouraging new figures on how many students are habitually missing school — and an AP analysis finds the problem is particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly a third of students in the nation's capital were absent 15 days or more in a single school year.

  • Written by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press

Defendant in church shootings faces November federal trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday.

  • Written by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt.

  • Written by HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

Language barriers, fear heighten woes in Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Margarita Solis regularly drives to Flint distribution centers to load up on bottled water, as thousands of residents have done in the city coping with a lead-contaminated water crisis.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press