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School bus parade welcomes home Wyoming COVID-19 survivor

Jan. 18, 2021 2:27 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Sometimes simple everyday gestures, like a wave or the honk of a horn, take on a world of importance and cease to be simple everyday gestures. Shortly after 9 a.m. on a gray, sunless Wednesday with the wind blowing more than 20 mph, roughly 70 members of the Campbell County School...

Clark County School District OKs limited in-person learning

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school district board in Nevada has voted unanimously Thursday to approve voluntary, small-group learning, taking a step toward reopening school buildings. The Clark County School Board did not provide a timeline for implementation, including when principals might be expected to submit...

A man and woman wearing masks to help protect themselves from the coronavirus share a smartphone on the street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. A global team of researchers for the World Health Organization arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

Jan. 14, 2021 9:40 PM EST

BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition. It says 144 total new cases were...

State moves to next group targeted for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 14, 2021 3:44 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota is moving on to vaccinating its next group of people for the coronavirus — those 80 years of age and older and those in congregate living setting. The start Department of Health says the vaccinations beginning next week of the 1D subgroup start with those 80 or...

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...

Arizona forms plans for new juvenile correctional facility

Jan. 13, 2021 1:42 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections has announced it is making plans for a new juvenile correctional facility after the lease for the current lockup expires in seven years. The department leases the Abode Mountain School facility north of Phoenix from the state Land Department,...

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...

Marshall set to open commercial composting facility

Jan. 12, 2021 4:24 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is set to open the first commercial composting facility in West Virginia. The last piece of equipment, a large commercial digester, is scheduled for delivery to the university in Huntington on Tuesday, Marshall said in a statement. The facility was designed and...

2nd mass testing site for virus vaccinations opens

Jan. 11, 2021 1:54 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey opened its second mass testing site for administering the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney, both Democrats, toured the facility at Rowan College in Gloucester County. A similar site opened Friday at a mall in Rockaway, Morris...

US investigating pepper spray use at 2 Nevada youth centers

Jan. 7, 2021 8:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department announced that it opened a probe of the use of “chemical...