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Autonomous robots prepped for cave search and rescue mission

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After practicing in a former limestone mine and an abandoned hospital outside of Pittsburgh, a fleet of robots from Carnegie Mellon University is headed to Kentucky for the final test of the ability to autonomously navigate an uncertain, underground course. ...

Emory Law gets $5M grant for civil rights center

Sep. 18, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University has received a $5 million grant to establish a new center at the law school focused on advancing civil rights and social justice. The money is coming from a charitable foundation funded by Southern Company Gas, the university said...

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

Sep. 18, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school...

Report: School district misused $6M for driver’s ed programs

Sep. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami-Dade County, which notoriously boasts some of the worst drivers in the nation, a program was created decades ago to help public schools train the next generation of safety-conscious young motorists. The concept: $3 of every Miami traffic ticket...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Alabama Christian Academy 48, Dale County 14 Alexandria 51, Corner 15 Aliceville 37, Cold Springs 0 American Christian Academy 34, Bibb County 12 Andalusia 58, Charles...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Ada 28, Durant 6 Afton 28, Hulbert 6 Allen 34, Canadian 8 Antlers 61, Savanna 14 Apache 30, Rush Springs 0 Ardmore 28, Ponca City 18 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Apex Middle Creek 20, Holly Springs 12 Asheville 54, North Davidson 0 Asheville Erwin 27, Enka 0 Avery County 58, Rosman 12 Bartlett Yancey 44, Graham 22 ...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= CLASS 6A= ¶ Abilene 35, Grand Prairie 28 ¶ Amarillo Tascosa 46, San Angelo Central 28 ¶ Arlington Houston 24, Keller Central 21 ¶ Austin Vandegrift 56, Round Rock Stony...

At new UI dining hall, 1,000s of students eat in style

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — If the University of Illinois is going to make one of the largest dining halls in the nation, it better have some school spirit. Maybe some Block I pasta? Sure enough, one of the creative flairs that made it into the $73.5 million expansion of the...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 18, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= A.C. Flora 3, Camden 0 Abbeville 52, Woodland 7 Airport 17, Swansea 14 Andrew Jackson Academy 58, Summerville Faith Christian 0 Augusta Christian, Ga. 33, Heathwood Hall 27...