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Jury selection continues in murder case against US airman

Sep. 22, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jury selection continued Wednesday in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the...

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...

COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

Sep. 22, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One desperate California school district is sending flyers home in students' lunchboxes, telling parents it's “now hiring." Elsewhere, principals are filling in as crossing guards, teachers are being offered signing bonuses and schools are moving back to online...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. Sept. 17, 2021. Editorial: Volunteer hoax suspect should be extradited Who would have thought a citizen of another country would be responsible for the hoax 911 call that brought dozens of law enforcement personnel to a...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Sep. 22, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

Black Hills Pioneer. September 17, 2021. Editorial: CTE programs provide valuable learning Thirty years ago, if a student was enrolled in shop class or auto body class, some may have seen that as an alternative to scholastic pursuits, including...

Missouri university has new mascot after dropping Crusaders

Sep. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A private Christian university in Springfield announced Wednesday that its new mascot will be Valor, symbolized by a horse's head. Evangel University announced in March that it was dropping the Crusaders mascot the school adopted in the 1950s....

$50K reward for information in Clemson student's death

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about the 2014 death of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps. Hipps, a 19-year-old sophomore, went missing after an early morning run with other pledges of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity near the...

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...

Police: 1 dead in drive by shooting at school bus stop

Sep. 22, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A drive-by shooting at a school bus stop Wednesday morning in Kentucky left a 16-year-old student dead and another hospitalized, police said. A third child was injured by unknown means as the youths waited at the bus stop just west of downtown...

Vermont State U. to be weighed as new name for 3 schools

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The trustees of the Vermont State Colleges are going to consider renaming three schools in the system Vermont State University, officials said Tuesday. In June the trustees hired a company to recommend a new name for the new single, unified...