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The Latest: Report: LA County police, fire saw 211 outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting for...

Connecticut schools brace for potential driver shortage

Sep. 26, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — School districts around Connecticut are holding their breath as more than 200 school bus driver could walk off the job in response to a vaccination mandate that goes into effect Monday. That could worsen an already problematic driver shortage...

Community college gets $200K grant to boost apprenticeships

Sep. 26, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A community college in southwestern Mississippi is getting a $200,000 grant to train workers. WDAM-TV reports that the Mississippi Apprenticeship Program grant given to Pearl River Community College is supported by the...

After captivity, Nigerian students seek overseas education

Sep. 26, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Emmanuel Benson was planning to get his diploma in horticulture and landscaping from Nigeria’s Federal College of Forestry Mechanization next year. Now, he’s not willing to risk the return to school, after he was kidnapped by bandits with dozens of others earlier...

Michigan man pleads guilty to Vermont school shooting threat

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to threatening to “shoot up” a Vermont high school in 2019. Jason Graham, 24, of Holland, Michigan, pleaded guilty Friday, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Vermont. Prosecutors said Graham was involved...

Gunmen release 10 more Nigerian students after fresh ransom

Sep. 26, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Gunmen in Nigeria on Sunday freed 10 students abducted in the northwest Kaduna state after collecting a ransom, a school official told The Associated Press. The Rev. John Hayab said the students were released on Sunday afternoon, nearly three...

After 19 months, Detroit museum welcoming school field trips

Sep. 26, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts soon will be welcoming school field trips for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Admission and bus transportation is free for all K-12 schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The Institute of Arts is...

Ex-Northwestern professor to stand trial in fatal stabbing

Sep. 26, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University professor is set to stand trial in the stabbing death of his boyfriend as part of what prosecutors said was a sexual fantasy he shared with another man who was charged in the case. Jury selection, opening statements and...

Mask objectors disrupt more Indiana school board meetings

Sep. 26, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Another Indiana school board meeting was disrupted when residents refused to wear face masks while objecting to the district’s requirement. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Center Grove school board meeting Thursday night after those not...

Kansas student uses offensive sign as homecoming invite

Sep. 26, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City school district is investigating after a student asked a girl to homecoming using an offensive sign. The sign reads: “If I was Black I would be picking cotton but I'm white so I'm picking you for HOCO.” ...