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Indian policemen wearing face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus march during rehearsals of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers

Jan. 26, 2021 11:59 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, teachers Adrienne Thomas, left, and Irene Barrera set up their computers and materials for their virtual classes outside of Suder Montessori Magnet Elementary School in solidarity with pre-K educators forced back into the building in Chicago. Chicago teachers ordered to schools this week ahead of students planned to ignore district orders over coronavirus safety concerns, setting the stage for a work stoppage in the nation's third-largest school district, according to a union email circulated Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Chicago schools reopening hits snag as union fight escalates

Jan. 26, 2021 10:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago ditched plans Tuesday for thousands of teachers to report to schools this week ahead of students after the teachers union said its members wouldn't comply and were prepared to picket over coronavirus safety concerns. The reversal in the nation's third-largest district also meant...

In this still image taken from video by TVW, Washington state's public affairs network, Washington Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is shown against a virtual background as she speaks, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, during a remote public hearing of the Senate Law & Justice Committee in Olympia, Wash. Kuderer is the sponsor of a measure that would ban the open carry of guns and other weapons on the Washington state Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington state. (TVW via AP)

Washington considers open carry ban at demonstrations

Jan. 26, 2021 6:34 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The open carry of guns and other weapons would be banned on the Capitol campus and at or near any public demonstration across Washington under a measure that received a remote public hearing Tuesday, with proponents calling it a common-sense measure amid heightened political divisions...

Convict who faked bomb threats in online feud loses appeal

Jan. 25, 2021 1:05 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A New Mexico man whose online feud with a Delaware man led to bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart has lost his appeal. A federal appeals court last week affirmed the 27-month sentence Stephen Scott Landes received after pleading guilty in November 2019 to engaging in...

Lawsuit: Fraternity hazing led to UNL student's suicide

Jan. 23, 2021 5:58 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that weeks of fraternity hazing led a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student to kill himself. Kam Rokon claims in the lawsuit filed in Lancaster County District Court that his brother, Rahat Jalil, was forced to stand outside all night with no clothes on and was told...

National Guard withdraws from Capitol, other measures remain

Jan. 21, 2021 9:59 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday while the Washington National Guard will begin to withdraw from the Capitol campus in Olympia, some added long-term security measures will remain in the wake of increased threats that led up to Inauguration Day. Inslee said in a news release he was...

Chicago teachers begin vote to defy order to return to class

Jan. 21, 2021 5:24 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers began voting Thursday to defy orders to report for in-person class next week ahead of elementary students' return, actions the nation's third-largest school district said could lead to “an illegal strike.” The Chicago Teachers Union fiercely opposes Chicago...

Chicago teachers to vote on walkout over reopening dispute

Jan. 20, 2021 11:23 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a resolution that would have its members stay out of the classroom until it reaches an agreement on health and safety protocols with the school district. The resolution now goes to the union’s 25,000 members...

Connecticut adopts tiered approach for virus vaccinations

Jan. 19, 2021 5:20 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Without nearly enough COVID-19 vaccines arriving for everyone eligible to receive them, Connecticut will prioritize its oldest residents for the first shots, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday. Under a new tiered approach, the governor said people over 75 can schedule vaccinations now,...

Montana House passes bill to permit campus concealed carry

Jan. 14, 2021 7:02 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A bill that would expand the list of places in Montana where people can carry concealed firearms with and without permits passed Thursday in the Republican-controlled House, less than two weeks after the Legislature started its session. Under existing law, concealed firearms are only...