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Meghan Hayes, who teaches at John Hay Community Academy, teaches her class outside Chicago Public Schools Board President Miguel del Valle's home, Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2021, in Chicago. Educators who were teaching remotely joined some teachers who were locked out of their remote teaching accounts because of their refusal to teach in-person due to COVID-19 safety concerns. (Pat Nabong/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago teachers punished as classroom no-shows protest

Jan. 13, 2021 9:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers punished for refusing to show up for the start of in-person classes over COVID-19 concerns, demonstrated Wednesday outside the school board president's home. Roughly 150 employees were docked pay and locked out of Chicago Public Schools systems earlier this week, meaning...

Suspended bus drivers cleared of wrongdoing in Trump event

Jan. 13, 2021 3:39 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Two West Virginia school bus drivers who were suspended for attending a rally for President Donald Trump in the nation's capital have been cleared of wrongdoing following hearings, an attorney said Wednesday. Attorney John Bryan, who is representing the employees in a separate...

WVa school employee suspension for Trump event prompts suit

Jan. 12, 2021 1:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says two West Virginia school bus drivers were suspended in retaliation for attending demonstrations in the nation's capital. Attorney John Bryan filed the lawsuit against Jefferson County schools Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson on behalf of bus drivers Tina...

Two W.Va. school workers suspended for protesting election

Jan. 11, 2021 8:38 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two employees at a West Virginia school district have been suspended with pay after they went to demonstrations in the nation's capital to support the overturning of the presidential election. In West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, about an hour from Washington, the Jefferson...

Businesses rethink political donations after Capitol siege

Jan. 10, 2021 7:19 PM EST

Businesses are rethinking political contributions in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Wednesday. Citigroup confirmed Sunday that it is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year. Others, like Marriott, are only stopping...

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

Jan. 9, 2021 12:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next day. Others are facing similar repercussions at work for their participation in Wednesday's riot at the...

Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work

Jan. 8, 2021 8:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A printing company in Maryland saw the photo on Twitter Wednesday night: an employee roaming the halls of the U.S. Capitol with a company badge around his neck. He was fired the next day. Others are facing similar repercussions at work for their participation in Wednesday's riot at the...

Thousands of people attend a music concert to celebrate New Year's in the Mbare suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe, early Friday, Jan 1, 2021. Despite a government ban on music concerts and public gatherings due to a surge in COVID-19 infections and the new and more contagious variants of the disease, thousands of people gathered in one of the country's poorest neighborhoods to celebrate the new year. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe returns to restrictions amid rise in virus cases

Jan. 3, 2021 7:59 AM EST

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In response to rising COVID-19 numbers, Zimbabwe has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings, and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools. “We are being overwhelmed and overrun,” Information Minister Nick Mangwana warned, saying the country's...

Public vaccine program starts in hard hit Rhode Island city

Dec. 30, 2020 4:20 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A public coronavirus vaccination program for a Rhode Island city among the hardest hit in the state started Wednesday, with the current mayor, mayor-elect and health chief getting inoculated. Up to 300 first doses of the Moderna vaccine were being administered at several community...

Wesleyan fraternity suspended for hazing, COVID violation

Dec. 24, 2020 1:09 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A fraternity at Wesleyan University has been suspended following a hazing incident that also violated the school's COVID-19 Code of Conduct. Lauren Rubenstein, the school's director of media and public relations, confirmed the suspension Thursday but did not identify the fraternity...