ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in Fulton County jails Thursday as they await sentences next week that could send them to prison for years.
A suicide bomber Thursday killed at least 13 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an explosion near an anti-corruption protest outside the complex housing the governor of eastern Khost province, officials said. "Thirteen dead bodies and 39 wounded people were brought to hospital," Aminullah Khan, a doctor at the government hospital in Khost city, the capital of the province which borders Pakistan, told AFP. Humayoun Humayoun, a well-known MP from Khost province, was wounded in the explosion, he added. The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan jumped 22 percent in 2014, a recent UN report said, as NATO troops withdrew from combat.