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Marie Hageman administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Pastor Karlton Howard of Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville, Ga., Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, during an event for pastors at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. The event, which is helping to kick off a public vaccination campaign by AU Health System, was organized by a group of pastors to help their congregations feel more comfortable about receiving the vaccine if they choose to get it. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

Georgia cuts vaccines to clinic that gave shots to teachers

Jan. 28, 2021 10:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials have cut off COVID-19 vaccines to a rural medical practice that disobeyed state guidelines and vaccinated teachers from the local school system, underscoring Gov. Brian Kemp's pledge to not let education employees cut in front of people who have been placed higher on the...

College reports nearly 70 cases; 5 hospital staff infected

Jan. 28, 2021 9:48 AM EST

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont university has reported nearly 80 cases of the coronavirus since students returned to campus earlier this month. Norwich University, the country's oldest private military college, has reported a total of 79 cases, with 69 current cases. The school has had “some...

Students and teachers take part in a rally against education reforms in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Thousands of protesters in Greece have held demonstrations in the Greek capital and the second largest city of Thessaloniki against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong public ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek students, teachers defy weeklong ban on protests

Jan. 28, 2021 9:19 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of students and teachers held peaceful demonstrations in Greece's two biggest cities Thursday against proposed education reforms, defying a weeklong ban on protests imposed as part of measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. About 4,000 people, wearing masks against the...

FILE - Hall of Famer Hank Aaron waves to the crowd during Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., in this Sunday, July 28, 2013, file photo. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. He was 86. The Atlanta Braves said Aaron died peacefully in his sleep. No cause of death was given. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Late Hank Aaron may replace KKK leader’s name on school

Jan. 28, 2021 9:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Late baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is among several names being considered to replace a Ku Klux Klan leader's name on an Atlanta high school. An Atlanta school board committee narrowed a list of recommended name changes for Forrest Hill Academy on Wednesday and included two tributes to...

Republicans on education board attack social studies plan

Jan. 28, 2021 8:47 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican members of the State Board of Education charged at a meeting that proposed social studies standards are “anti-American” and will teach North Carolina public school students that the nation is oppressive and racist. The board on Wednesday reviewed new K-12...

Sheriff: Teen wrote threatening song after school suspension

Jan. 28, 2021 8:43 AM EST

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — An 18-year-old high school student in Florida has been arrested after recording a song in which he threatened to kill a school administrator following a suspension, sheriff's officials said. Joseph Washington was arrested Tuesday on felony charges of making written threats to kill,...

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In CDC’s backyard, school reopening debate divides experts

Jan. 28, 2021 8:33 AM EST

Just down the road from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a community flush with resident health professionals, the Decatur, Georgia, school system had no shortage of expert input on whether to resume in-person classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Scores of public health and medical...

Program that helps manufacturers draws $600K in funding

Jan. 28, 2021 4:16 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded $600,000 to a program at West Virginia University that assists small and midsize U.S. manufacturing companies. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funds from the National Institute of Standards and Technology....

FILE - This Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Israeli-born Australian Malka Leifer, right, is brought to a courtroom in Jerusalem. The former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to face child sex abuse charges.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Extradited teacher appears in Australia court on sex charges

Jan. 28, 2021 12:50 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former teacher extradited from Israel after a six-year legal battle appeared in an Australian court Thursday to face child sex abuse charges. Malka Leifer, 54, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court by video link from a police station where she is in COVID-19 quarantine. ...

Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...