Desperate immigrants risk perilous winter trek to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed's fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he'd be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES and AMY FORLITI , Associated Press

Election, Women's March prompt women of color to seek office

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As Samia Assed watched election returns come in with her children and another Muslim family, she panicked when it became clear that Donald Trump would win the presidency. The Palestinian-American woman wondered if they would have to register as Muslims, as Trump said during his campaign. Would she be barred from wearing her hijab in public?

  • Written by RUSSELL CONTRERAS and DEEPTI HAJELA , Associated Press

Dresden marks Allied bombing anniversary with peace chain

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people have formed a human chain in Dresden in a message of "peace and reconciliation" marking the anniversary of the deadly Allied firebombing of the eastern German city near the end of World War II.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fake News 101: The new civics course in US schools?

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there's a difference. 

  • Written by CAROLYN THOMPSON , Associated Press