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Arizona interest in anti-mask school vouchers outpaces funds

Sep. 06, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A program announced by Arizona’s Republican governor last month to give private school vouchers to parents who object to campus mask requirements has seen applications surge, with twice as many either started or completed than can be funded with the $10 million in federal...

Online shopping, highways leading to Delaware warehouse boom

Sep. 04, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In the largest buildings being constructed today in Delaware, nothing is made or sold. The need to store, sort and deliver products to customers is driving the state’s latest building boom. It’s a trend nationwide as e-commerce continues its...

Utah reconciling history with Indian Residential Schools

Sep. 04, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Utah is just starting to reconcile its own history of Indian residential schools with the proposed excavation on the site of a former school in Panguitch that is believed to have over a dozen bodies of Native American children. There are six...

Kentucky touts arrests in fight against human trafficking

Sep. 01, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky sent a clear message of its commitment to track down human traffickers with a sting operation that rescued 21 victims and netted 46 arrests, state leaders said Wednesday. Results of the crackdown were highlighted by Gov. Andy Beshear,...

College hockey returns to Anchorage; Kraken get an assist

Aug. 31, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hockey is returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage after donors, including the NHL’s newest team, raised over $3 million after the program was eliminated. “It’s a great day to be a Seawolf,” UAA chancellor Sean Parnell said...

Bull rider killed in 'freak' accident' during competition

Aug. 31, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group. Amadeu Campos Silva, 22, was...

'Save the Bay' flotilla demonstrates against fish farm

Aug. 30, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — More than 125 boats participated in a weekend protest against plans for an aquaculture operation in waters near Acadia National Park. Commercial and recreational vessels comprised the “Save the Bay” flotilla that motored around Frenchman Bay...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS FOR WEEK ENDING 8/21/2021

Aug. 26, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Bloodless” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Billy Summers” by Stephen King ( Scribner) 3. “Complications” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “The Noise” by...

Q&A: For McAvoy, Horgan ‘Together’ is an actor’s dream

Aug. 26, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan didn’t know one another before this year. But the two actors got very familiar very quickly thanks to the new film “Together,” a cutting examination of a failing relationship during the pandemic only held together by their 10-year-old son. ...

Indian police rescue 17 children employed illegally

Aug. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police accompanied by activists from a children’s rights group raided automobile repair shops on the edge of the Indian capital on Thursday and removed 17 children who were employed illegally. Activists from Bachpan Bachao Andolan, or Save the...