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Grand jury wants school board members removed over massacre

Aug. 19, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida grand jury empaneled after a 2018 school massacre has recommended that Gov. Ron DeSantis remove from office four members of the Broward County school board, saying they and district administrators displayed “deceit, malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of...

Judge throws out Maine lawsuit against COVID vaccine mandate

Aug. 19, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a complaint from a group of health care workers who said they were unfairly discriminated against by Maine's COVID-19 vaccine requirement. The plaintiffs sued Democratic Gov. Janet Mills and other Maine officials along with a...

Federal court rejects Mississippi student's racial bias suit

Aug. 19, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging a school district in a small Mississippi Delta town discriminated against a Black student and stripped her of an academic award has been dismissed by a panel of federal judges. Olecia James filed the federal lawsuit in 2019 against the...

Public health emergency declared over monkeypox in WA county

Aug. 19, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County, which includes Seattle, on Friday officially declared the local monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as infections continue to increase in the city and other parts of the state. “We are fortunate to have one of the best public health...

Gore hired to be player advisor to PGA Tour commissioner

Aug. 19, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jason Gore spent four years at the USGA keeping a better line of communication with players. Now the PGA Tour has hired him for a similar role. Gore has been hired as a senior vice president and player advisory to the commissioner, a move the tour described...

Washington state school shooter sentenced to 40 years

Aug. 19, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Caleb Sharpe, who shot one classmate to death and wounded three others five years ago in a Washington state high school, apologized to his victims before he was sentenced Friday to at least 40 years in prison. Sharpe, who was 15 at the time of the 2017...

Accreditor of for-profit colleges loses federal recognition

Aug. 19, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has canceled its recognition of an accrediting agency that oversees mostly for-profit colleges, placing in jeopardy the survival of schools that serve about 5,000 students. The decision bars colleges certified by the Accrediting Council...

Skepticism and hope as USA Gymnastics enters post-Nassar era

Aug. 19, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The blue and red flames of the new logo USA Gymnastics unveiled this week are designed to symbolize rebirth. They might as well double as a metaphor for the self-inflicted damage the organization has endured for the better part of a decade. The Larry Nassar...

State police: Lake Charles cops shot woman who fired first

Aug. 19, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Officers in a southwest Louisiana city shot and wounded a woman who fired a gun after they responded to a call about 6:30 a.m. Friday, state police said. Sheri Carlson, 45, of Lake Charles, was hit in the lower torso but her wounds are not life-threatening,...

Urban Meyer back on Fox's "Big Noon Saturday" post-NFL

Aug. 19, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Urban Meyer is returning to Fox's “Big Noon Saturday” college football pregame show after his NFL coaching career lasted less than one full season. Fox announced Friday that Meyer would rejoin the show that he was part of in its first two seasons. ...