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The Latest: United Airlines: 97% US workers fully vaccinated

Sep. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO — United Airlines officials say 97% of its U.S. employees are fully vaccinated. There’s less than a week to go before United employees face a deadline to get the shots or get fired. The Chicago-based airline with 67,000 U.S. employees is among a group of...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 21, 2021. Editorial: College board’s risky decision Mississippi’s College Board certainly had the right to decide that the eight public universities it supervises cannot require students, faculty and staff to get the...

The Latest: Jordan's king recalls Gaza War in UN speech

Sep. 22, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — Jordan’s monarch recalled the 11-day Gaza War of this past summer in his speech before the United Nations, saying Tuesday the latest round of conflict was a reminder that the status quo...

Child hunger expected to rise in South Dakota this year

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization projects more children will go hungry in South Dakota this year and won't know where their next meal is coming from. Feeding America says the child food in security rate for 2021 in...

Debate begins on Ohio's critical race theory ban bills

Sep. 22, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A debate over teaching the role of racism in American history will be highlighted Wednesday as a committee weighs two bills before Ohio legislators that would prohibit such instruction. Teaching that focuses on the effect of racism on society would...

Seattle, state to buy 3 new buildings for homeless people

Sep. 22, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three new buildings in Seattle with 165 studio apartments that were supposed to be rented at market rates will instead house people leaving homelessness and people at risk of becoming homeless. The nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute will buy the...

Sri Lanka probes prison minister for alleged prisoner threat

Sep. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police are investigating an incident in which the government prisons minister allegedly threatened to kill two ethnic minority detainees inside a prison, an official said Wednesday. Lohan Ratwatte, state minister of Prison Management...

Some homeless skeptical of government-sanctioned encampment

Sep. 22, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Some of the people living in an Athens homeless camp known as Cooterville say they're skeptical of a new, government-sanctioned homeless camp planned for the community. The Cooterville encampment under CSX railroad tracks is set to be cleared by Nov....

Study: 2.7 million European Union workers can't afford heat

Sep. 22, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 3 million European Union workers can't afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization's study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that...

Safe Zone for transactions set up at WVa Capitol Complex

Sep. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — People who need a secure location for child custody exchanges, in-person ecommerce transactions or similar meetings can now use a Safe Zone set up at the West Virginia Capitol Complex in Charleston. The area is located at the bus turnaround...