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NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

Oct. 20, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a fight with some...

Nikolas Cruz set to plead guilty to Parkland massacre

Oct. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz is scheduled to plead guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder Wednesday for the 2018 shooting massacre at a Florida high school, as his attorneys turn their focus to saving him from a death sentence. ...

Missouri budget officials outline $50M cost of data breach

Oct. 19, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Help for roughly 100,000 teachers whose Social Security numbers were made vulnerable in a massive state data breach could cost Missouri as much as $50 million, the governor's office confirmed Tuesday. The estimate includes the cost of credit...

18-year-old University of Kentucky fraternity member dies

Oct. 19, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A first-year University of Kentucky student died after being found unresponsive at a fraternity house, and the coroner's office said the student died from “presumed alcohol toxicity.” Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn identified the student as...

Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma ban on teaching race theory

Oct. 19, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma students and educators on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism. The law, HB 1775, also prevents colleges and universities from...

Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players

Oct. 19, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert said Tuesday that his immediate focus in his new role is providing support and stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate. ...

To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

Idaho officials reject grazing-fee increase, costing schools

Oct. 19, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday rejected a plan to raise grazing fees on state-managed land, costing K-12 public schools more than $530,000 annually. The Idaho Land Board voted 2-2 to defeat the proposal, with Republican Superintendent of Public...

A settlement in students' suit over med school vaccinations

Oct. 19, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit in which three medical students sought an exemption from a north Louisiana medical college’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements on religious grounds. In the settlement, signed Tuesday by a federal...

WVa teachers union sues county over COVID-19 school policies

Oct. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia teachers union is suing a county board of education over its COVID-19 policies. The West Virginia Education Association filed the lawsuit Monday against the Putnam County Board of Education. The lawsuit, which seeks a preliminary...