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To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs

Oct. 13, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years of financial troubles. When it approached retired Dr. Skip McDannald for help in 2015, he said he quickly spotted problems. "They were not judicious in the...

Milwaukee job-training program offers ex-inmates a new start

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As he stands in front of a Computer Numerical Control machine in a first-floor workshop at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Justin Ashford, 32, reflects on the multiple job offers he's received. "It's not just about the money either. I want an opportunity to grow with the company," said...

Nike closing Oregon Project in wake of Salazar doping ban

Oct. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Nike is closing its elite Oregon Project track and field program overseen by Alberto Salazar following his recent four-year doping ban in a move welcomed by the sport's governing body. But the sportswear giant and Salazar's protégée, Galen Rupp, are backing the disgraced coach's efforts to overturn the...

Only 1% of 100K teachers in Missouri, Kansas are black men

Oct. 11, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charles King remembers in his third year teaching a parent called him aside and told him to be more authentic, to let some of his roots show because the black students in that urban Houston school needed to know he was one of them. The encounter changed the way that King, now 39 and...

Gores says keeping Drummond a priority for Pistons

Oct. 7, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the day the Detroit Pistons opened their new training facility, owner Tom Gores discussed his hopes for the upcoming season. Not surprisingly, he'd like more progress after the team made a brief playoff appearance a season ago. "We have to do more," Gores said. "Coach said it up there. He...

Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Oct. 5, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an...

Iowa to be site of utility lineman training facility

Oct. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — Construction has begun in south-central Iowa on a $13.5 million, 50,000 square-foot facility to train power pole linemen in several Midwest states. The Des Moines Register reports that the Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training Program is building the facility...

Owner of B-17 bomber in deadly crash suspends other flights

Oct. 4, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The educational group that owns the B-17 bomber that crashed at a Connecticut airport, killing seven people, says it is suspending flights and its Wings of Freedom Tour for the remainder of the year. The Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation said Friday the decision comes in the...

2 pilots among 7 killed in B-17 crash in Connecticut

Oct. 4, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — A pilot with more than 7,000 hours of experience flying a B-17 and his co-pilot were among seven people killed when the bomber crashed and burned at a Connecticut airport, officials said Thursday. Pilot Ernest McCauley, 75, of Long Beach, California, had flown for over 20 years...

Nike CEO’s involvement in doping scandal raises concern

Oct. 4, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike CEO Mark Parker’s involvement in a doping scandal that brought down renowned track coach Alberto Salazar raises questions about whether the company _ or Parker _ will face any repercussions. Salazar and a doctor received a four-year ban from the sport from the U.S. Anti-Doping...