AP FACT CHECK: Black colleges hardly school choice pioneers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising the country's historically black colleges and universities as pioneers on school choice. She said in a speech Monday that African-Americans "took it upon themselves to provide the solution" when they were blocked from attending predominantly white institutions of higher education.

  • Written by ERRIN HAINES WHACK , Associated Press

Hershey expects to cut 15 percent of global workforce

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Hershey Co. says it expects to cut its global workforce by about 15 percent, with the layoffs coming mostly from hourly employees outside the United States.


Suspects charged with murder in airport nerve agent attack

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Wearing bulletproof vests, their eyes red and heads bowed, two young women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader were charged with murder Wednesday in a Malaysian court.


  • Written by EILEEN NG , Associated Press