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Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

Sep. 23, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — She was orphaned during Rwanda’s genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. First, though, she needed a new leg to propel her on the next part of her...

The Latest: New Zealand's PM hopes to avoid future lockdowns

Sep. 22, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want to use lockdowns in the future and sees vaccinations as the “golden ticket” to navigating the pandemic. Her remarks came as Auckland remained in a sixth week of lockdown...

Man refusing to wear mask disrupts school board meeting

Sep. 22, 2021 22:35 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Police were called to a Walla Walla School Board meeting on Tuesday when a man refused to wear a mask and disrupted the proceedings, officials said. The meeting Tuesday was halted and will resume in a virtual format next week, The...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...

Lawmakers OK $55B budget bills; $7.5B in virus relief left

Sep. 22, 2021 21:25 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers who finished passing the state budget Wednesday will next turn to allocating an unprecedented amount of federal COVID-19 rescue funding — money that largely is flexible and can be spent however the state decides. For months,...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Sep. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online...

2 students at same Chicago school killed just hours apart

Sep. 22, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two teenagers who attended the same Chicago high school were killed just hours apart, the latest violent tragedy involving young people in the city. “It’s heartbreaking. They call it the Simeon curse because we lose a student every year. When is it...

Jury seated for Arizona murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Opening statements in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman are scheduled to start Friday. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in...

NYC vaccine mandate for teachers, staff to go forward

Sep. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A vaccine mandate for New York City's public school teachers and other staffers can go forward as planned next week, after a state judge on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order. The city had announced last month that school employees would have...

3 McNeese FB players among 5 arrested after campus shooting

Sep. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Three freshmen defensive backs on the McNeese State football team are among five 18- and 19-year-old men accused of various crimes, including one linked to a drive-by shooting near a campus apartment complex, authorities said Wednesday. The...