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Judge rejects new trial for Indiana man in murder-for-hire

Jun. 13, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana judge has rejected a new trial for a man convicted in the 1993 murder-for-hire slaying of a woman found shot to death in her garage. Jess David Woods was convicted in 2009 of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Teresa French's...

WIU revives student teaching at Wisconsin tribal schools

Jun. 13, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Western Illinois University is reviving a program that was shuttered decades ago that allows students to gain teaching experience at Native American tribal schools in Wisconsin. In a news release, the school said its College of Education and Human...

Johnson: G7 pledge over 1B vaccine doses to poor nations

Jun. 13, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Group of Seven wealthy nations have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations. Speaking at the end of a G-7 leaders’ summit in southwest England on Sunday, Johnson said...

Knesset meets to approve new government, end Netanyahu term

Jun. 13, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

The latest on Israel's incoming government (all times local): 4:05 p.m. JERUSALEM — Israel’s Knesset, or parliament, has convened for a vote that is expected to end the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...

West Virginia man graduates from the Naval Academy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. (AP) — Nick Elekes always felt a pull to be part of one of the country’s military academies, a dream that eventually led him to the Naval Academy. However, Elekes never considered what that would mean for him once he graduated, the Spring Mills High graduate recently...

Virginia fifth-graders are video pals with Ugandan class

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — One of the things students at Green Valley, a primary school in central Uganda, wanted to know about Kelley Kruzel’s fifth grade class at Kate Waller Barrett in Stafford County was, “Do you have any traditional dances?” “We had just danced...

Singer Brett Young added to Illinois State Fair lineup

Jun. 13, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Country singer Brett Young will perform this summer's Illinois State Fair. Young will take the grandstand stage on Aug. 20, with opening act Russell Dickerson, Agriculture Department officials said. Young is an Academy of...

Pandemic pools lead to chlorine shortages in some US areas

Jun. 13, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — An odd thing happened as the COVID-19 pandemic took full hold of the United States last summer. Suddenly, as people were stuck at home, they quickly realized that they needed an outlet to feel some sense of normalcy. What better...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Baltimore food personality becomes Netflix star on new show

Jun. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — You have probably seen Tim Chin or one of his photographs of delectable, decadent food somewhere in Baltimore — from the LED Art Billboard near Pennsylvania Station to Visit Baltimore campaigns throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Netflix found out about him,...