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High staff vaccination rates helps nursing homes beat COVID

Sep. 18, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nursing homes in Missouri with the vast majority of staff vaccinated tend to have strikingly lower rates of COVID-19 cases among residents, according to federal records, a trend that may offer broader lessons about the virus and how it can be slowed. ...

Principal of SW Idaho charter school dies due to COVID-19

Sep. 18, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The principal at a southwestern Idaho public charter school has died due to COVID-19, the school's board said. The school board at Heritage Community Charter School in Caldwell announced the death of Javier Castaneda in a letter to parents. ...

University of Kansas assault claim prompts student sit-in

Sep. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of University of Kansas students have staged a sit-in in front of the chancellor's office to protest the handling of allegations that a fraternity member sexually assaulted another student. The sit-in Friday follows protests Monday and...

USM prof, Water Institute work to restore Chandeleur Islands

Sep. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana-based research organization and a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi are joining forces in a research project aimed at restoring and protecting the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a news release...

US man who taught in China sentenced for sexual exploitation

Sep. 18, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who taught English in China has been sentenced to nearly 42 years in federal prison for attempting to blackmail a former student into sending him pornographic images of herself. Curtis Baldwin, 48 contacted the 12-year-old via the...

Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Emory Law gets $5M grant for civil rights center

Sep. 18, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University has received a $5 million grant to establish a new center at the law school focused on advancing civil rights and social justice. The money is coming from a charitable foundation funded by Southern Company Gas, the university said...

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

Sep. 18, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 48, Dale County 14 Alexandria 51, Corner 15 Aliceville 37, Cold Springs 0 American Christian Academy 34, Bibb County 12 Andalusia 58, Charles...