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US top military officer meets with Russian counterpart

Sep. 22, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — The top U.S. military officer met with his Russian counterpart Wednesday, against the backdrop of U.S. struggles to get military basing rights and other counterterrorism support in countries bordering Afghanistan — a move Moscow has flatly opposed. ...

Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

Sep. 22, 2021 04:18 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the U.N. chief issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.” For the first time since the...

WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

Tennessee polls public on license plate redesign options

Sep. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are asking the public to pick their favorite of four redesign options for new license plates that will be available starting in January. Gov. Bill Lee’s office says voting began Monday and runs through Sept. 27 at...

Hidden History Weekend begins Friday in West Virginia

Sep. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort. Offerings include auto tours and self-guided walking tours throughout...

Berea unveils hydroelectric generating plant on Ky. River

Sep. 22, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — Berea College has completed work on a hydroelectric plant that will supply renewable power generated from the Kentucky River. The college in eastern Kentucky near the Daniel Boone National Forest said the small-scale plant can generate 2.64 megawatts,...

7 Kentucky schools get national recognition

Sep. 22, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Seven Kentucky schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, the U.S. Department of Education said. The recognition is based on a school’s academic performance or its progress in closing achievement gaps, Education Secretary...

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...

Tuesday's Scores

Sep. 22, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

PREP VOLLEYBALL= Aberdeen Christian def. Waubay/Summit, 25-10, 25-9, 25-12 Baltic def. Elkton-Lake Benton, 25-17, 25-16, 25-19 Bridgewater-Emery def. Hanson, 25-11, 25-10, 25-14 Britton-Hecla def....

Shares gain as Evergrande says it will make interest payment

Sep. 22, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

World shares and U.S. futures advanced Wednesday after Chinese developer Evergrande said it intends to make an interest payment on its debt that is due Thursday. Shares rose in Paris, Frankfurt and Shanghai but fell in Tokyo. Markets have been...