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Summer camp uses dance to teach students life skills

Jul. 22, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Of all the mantras Anai Espinoza and her fellow campers recite each morning at AileyCamp, the eighth grader's favorite is this: "I am in control." "It makes me believe I have the power to choose the right thing," she said. Anai is one of a thousand students in 10 states this summer...

Mannequins help students learn ins and outs of health care

Jul. 20, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Lying on the table, surrounded by two nurses, a woman shrieks in pain, "There's something horribly wrong!" She's in labor, and nurse Shanti Fernandez is helping to deliver her baby. While another nurse assures her that everything will be fine, Fernandez pulls out a healthy baby boy —...

US citizen charged with training Islamic State group members

Jul. 19, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan facing terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the Islamic State group once boasted that he supports "the worst terrorist organization in the world," authorities said as they announced his arrest Friday. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov,...

Governor signs next 2-year, $69B Ohio budget, with 25 vetoes

Jul. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio's next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income tax...

Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

The Latest: Lawmakers send belated state budget to governor

Jul. 17, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio's state budget (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the two-year state budget that lawmakers...

Day care's permit nixed for leaving Louisiana kid in hot car

Jul. 12, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ST. AMANT, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Education has revoked an Ascension Parish day care center's license for failing to report that it left a child alone in a hot van. The department told news outlets that it revoked A-Z Kidzzone Daycare and Learning Center's license on Thursday. Staff left...

Missouri government fast-tracks manager training

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In baseball circles, the St. Louis Cardinals organization is known for its so-called "The Cardinal Way," a manual of sorts that players and managers adhere to in the quest for consistency. Since August 2018, Missouri state government has been teaching "The Missouri Way," a...

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Jul. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S....

Kentucky unveils addiction recovery program inside prison

Jul. 10, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

BURGIN, Ky. (AP) — Officials have announced a new aftercare program at a Kentucky prison meant to help inmates in addiction recovery avoid relapse. Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley says the program will provide a new system of support, mentoring and peer accountability for those offenders....