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3 million children may miss a semester in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. Unprecedented deluges since mid-June have affected more than 33...

WVa programs receiving $7.9M in federal funding awards

Sep. 29, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $7.9 million for seven West Virginia programs to address homelessness, health care services and medical research. The awards include $5.8 million to West Virginia Department of Health and Human...

Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults

Sep. 28, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least six adults were wounded in a shooting at a school campus in Oakland on Wednesday, with at least some of the victims found inside the school, authorities said. The shooting took place around 12:45 p.m. at Rudsdale Newcomer High School, authorities...

Imperial Japan university unites graduates decades after war

Sep. 28, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Growing up, Fumina Oka knew little about the mysterious university her Taiwanese grandfather attended in northern China's Manchuria during Japan’s occupation in the early 20th century. But as the 28-year-old journalist studied the little-known Kenkoku University, she...

Florida shakes up secondary after dismal game at Tennessee

Sep. 28, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Billy Napier is shaking up his secondary after the Gators allowed 349 yards passing — including 247 of those on eight plays — in a loss at Tennessee. Safety Trey Dean, a fifth-year senior who has started 32 games and played in 54, is out...

OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

Sep. 28, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority. ...

Jurors must decide how much Newtown families suffering worth

Sep. 28, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — After watching days of testimony that included the parents of slain children breaking down on the witness stand, a Connecticut jury soon will have the difficult task of coming up with a dollar amount that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay for promoting the idea...

Spelman College to get $5.7M to expand science, math faculty

Sep. 28, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A foundation that promotes science and math research is giving Atlanta's Spelman College $5.7 million. The New York-based Simons Foundation announced the gift Wednesday to the historically Black private women's college. Spelman said the money will pay...

Holcomb to lead trade mission to Germany, then Switzerland

Sep. 28, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he will visit Germany and Switzerland next week for a trade mission with the state’s commerce secretary and other state officials. Holcomb will leave Sunday on the European trip with Secretary of Commerce Brad...

Police search for 5 shooters in high school football ambush

Sep. 28, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police said Wednesday that they are searching for five shooters who ambushed a group of teens outside a Philadelphia high school killing one 14-year-old and wounding four other teenagers after a football scrimmage. Nicholas Elizalde, of suburban Havertown, was...