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Adani $2.5B share sale pushes through amid fraud claims

Jan. 31, 2023 07:52 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The closely watched $2.5 billion share sale launched by Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, was fully subscribed on Tuesday, bucking expectations after a turbulent week in which the conglomerate’s shares plunged in a tussle with a U.S. short seller. By the time...

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings

Jan. 31, 2023 02:21 AM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 30: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson Lake Highlands, 22-3; 2. Beaumont United, 25-1; 3. Arlington Martin, 25-3; 4. Allen, 25-6; 5. Katy Seven...

'School choice' is culture-war focus for Kansas lawmakers

Jan. 31, 2023 01:34 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what's taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida's “Don't Say Gay” law. A...

Teen killed, four others injured in shooting at Texas lounge

Jan. 30, 2023 20:14 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A high school student was killed and four others were injured when a person opened fire over the weekend at a hookah lounge in Austin, Texas, authorities said Monday. Brayden Bolyard, 17, died at the scene of the shooting at the lounge Saturday night, Austin...

School audit shows theft of $1.5M in food, mostly wings

Jan. 30, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area school district official has been charged in the theft of $1.5 million worth of food — mostly chicken wings. Vera Liddell, 66, was being held in the Cook County Jail on a $150,000 bond, WGN-TV reported Monday. Liddell worked as...

Bill would require fetal growth film in North Dakota schools

Jan. 30, 2023 17:26 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House on Monday approved a bill that would require school districts to show a video on fetal development as part of life science curriculums. The bill, which now goes to the Senate, passed by a 60-34 vote. It does not specify which grade...

School where boy shot teacher reopens with added security

Jan. 30, 2023 17:18 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom. Richneck Elementary School in...

Beshear touts education plan ahead of lawmakers reconvening

Jan. 30, 2023 16:29 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is lagging behind in the “competition for talent” to lead its classrooms, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday in pushing for higher teacher pay as a way to overcome a shortage of educators. He cited grim statistics in making his case for a 5% pay raise...

Clinton Global Initiative University plans Vanderbilt events

Jan. 30, 2023 14:35 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Clinton Global Initiative University on Monday released details about its annual meeting at Vanderbilt University from March 3-5. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced that they will be joined in Nashville by aspiring leaders and...

West Virginia advances school mandate on 'In God We Trust'

Jan. 30, 2023 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia may soon be required to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to...