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Reward offered after projectiles launched at vehicles

Dec. 6, 2019 1:57 PM EST

PRUNDALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have offered a reward for information leading to whoever launched projectiles at nearly 50 vehicles along a busy highway in Northern California. In the latest attack, a car was hit Thursday along a stretch of Highway 101 in Monterey County. The sheriff's office,...

UNMC, Nebraska Medicine planning new $1-$2B building project

Dec. 6, 2019 1:48 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are in the early planning stages of developing a new state-of-the-art research and patient care facility, officials with both entities said. The project could cost as much as $2 billion and is imagined as several buildings...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision...

Alaska governor seeks public input on Native tribal schools

Dec. 5, 2019 9:42 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor wants public input on an upcoming bill to set up a legal framework for Alaska Native tribal governments to operate K-12 schools, officials said. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to introduce the bill during the next legislative session, The Anchorage Daily News...

French trains stop as mass strike begins over pensions

Dec. 4, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed...

Deer knocks down, injures Montana elementary student

Dec. 4, 2019 1:23 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A student at a Montana elementary school was injured after being “knocked down forcefully” by a deer that had jumped the school's fence. Missoula County Public School's spokeswoman Hatton Littman said the student was injured on the playground after getting off the bus...

High school in Salt Lake City suburb closed due to gas leak

Dec. 4, 2019 11:02 AM EST

Midvale, Utah (AP) — A high school in a Salt Lake City suburb has been evacuated and closed for the day because of a gas leak. Authorities say Hillcrest High School was evacuated Wednesday morning. with students being sent home for the day due to the possible prolonged duration of the closure. KUTV-TV...

Threat leads to lockdown at a Sierra Vista elementary school

Dec. 3, 2019 6:36 PM EST

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Sierra Vista say an elementary school was put on lockdown after an online threat. They say a sixth-grade student at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School is accused of disruption of an educational facility. The student’s name wasn’t released. Police say...

Paradise’s dream football season ends 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 3:13 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lukas Hartley stood in the endzone on Saturday night as raindrops mingled with his tears after his high school football team lost a division championship game. “I didn’t cry this bad when my house burned down,” he said. The senior running back was a leader of...

High school football team loses title game 1 year after fire

Dec. 1, 2019 1:45 AM EST

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school football team has lost in a championship game one year after a deadly fire destroyed most of their town, including the homes of most players and coaches. Paradise High School lost to Sutter Union High School 20-7 on Saturday night in the Northern...