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New Hampshire Democrats ski tax proposal divides State House

Nov. 18, 2019 8:25 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill proposed by New Hampshire Democrats adding a tariff to residents buying ski lift tickets has divided the State House. The Concord Monitor reports the tariff would extend the state’s existing meals and rooms tax to lift tickets, adding a 9% tariff to passes. The incentive...

Family resolves claims in suit over fatal school fight

Nov. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Relatives of a 16-year-old Delaware girl who died after being attacked in a school bathroom in 2016 have resolved a lawsuit against the school district. An attorney for the mother of Amy Joyner-Francis informed a federal judge Wednesday that all claims against the New Castle County...

World Bank cuts back project in China's restive Xinjiang

Nov. 12, 2019 6:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank is cutting back a $50 million project in China's restive Xinjiang region following a review prompted by allegations of abuses. A statement from the bank dated Monday said it would close a component of the project to support vocational colleges involving partner schools that...

AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enough

Nov. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts who say young Americans...

State cites district over anti-Semitic harassment of girl

Nov. 8, 2019 5:07 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Attorney General's office says a school district failed to sufficiently address anti-Semitic harassment of a Jewish student. The office announced Thursday the finding against the Monmouth County Vocational School District. A parent had alleged last year that her daughter was...

Tennessee gov announces $25M in vocational education grants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced the 28 projects that will benefit from a $25 million pot of money set aside for career and technical education. Lee's office said Thursday that the Governor's Investment in Vocational Education grants will benefit all of Tennessee's 15...

China and West clash over claims Beijing oppresses Uighurs

Oct. 29, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and the West clashed at the U.N. human rights committee Tuesday over claims that Beijing systematically oppresses ethnic minority Muslims in far western Xinjiang province. Belarus read a statement on behalf of 54 countries commending "China's remarkable achievements in the field...

Vocational school raises funds for an inclusive playground

Oct. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Erick Hernandez, a 17-year-old Lynn Vocational Technical Institute senior, is well-aware of the benefits that an inclusive school environment can bring. His teenage years have included a battle with anxiety, which he first noticed in sixth grade and at times can make it difficult for him...

Police: Finnish attacker acted alone, suspected of murder

Oct. 2, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish police said Wednesday they believe a man who killed a woman and wounded nine other people while wielding a sword and a firearm inside a classroom acted alone. Chief investigator Olli Toyras of the National Bureau of Investigation says the man, who wasn't officially named, is...

Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school

Oct. 1, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The attacker was seriously wounded after police opened fire, and he was taken into custody. The police superintendent for...