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Kenai school district, teachers avoid strike with agreement

Sep. 17, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and unions representing teachers and support staff have reached a tentative agreement and averted a strike that would have started on Tuesday. Officials announced the agreement came at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday. The three-year agreement covers a...

Song lyrics lead to terroristic threat charge at university

Sep. 17, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say a University of South Alabama student is accused of making a terroristic threat after he wrote song lyrics by a popular rapper on a large flip chart in the school library. A criminal complaint says 21-year-old Jack Aaron Christensen wrote lyrics that referred to killing...

Lawsuit: School neglected 1st grader abused by classmates

Sep. 17, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system is being sued by parents who say officials knew their first grade daughter was being sexually assaulted by other students but did nothing about it. News outlets report the Hoover City Schools system and teachers at Trace Crossings Elementary School are being...

Millennial Money: Is student loan refinancing right for you?

Sep. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

Glossy mailers promising low rates and cleverly crafted ads on your favorite podcast might leave you wondering: Should you refinance your student loans? With over $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in America as of March 2019, student loan refinance companies have an incentive to entice you. And a lower payment...

Purdue Pharma begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy journey

Sep. 17, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue Pharma gets its day in court Tuesday after the OxyContin maker filed for bankruptcy and negotiated a potential multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits. An initial hearing will be held in federal court in White Plains, New York, for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

Driver accused of letting students drive bus pleads guilty

Sep. 17, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana school bus driver who authorities say allowed children as young as 11 years old drive a bus has pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Joandrea McAtee, of Portage, who was charged with a felony count of...

Lottery official says gaming machines eating away profits

Sep. 17, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia lottery official is warning that unregulated gaming machines popping up in bars and convenience stores could hurt sales and cost the state millions in money used for public education. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall...

West Virginia University retention rate improving

Sep. 17, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it's seen an increase in retention over last year. Provost Maryanne Reed says preliminary figures indicate first-time freshmen retention is at least 3 percentage points higher than fall 2018. The retention rate is currently better than 79%. Reed says...

The New York Times faces questions over Kavanaugh story

Sep. 17, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Between an offensive tweet and a significant revision, The New York Times' handling of a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh attracted almost as much attention as the accusation itself. The story also gave President Donald Trump and his allies...

Latter-day Saints president to speak at church-owned BYU

Sep. 17, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is scheduled to deliver a speech Tuesday to students at Brigham Young University. Nelson said in an announcement last week that he will share an "important message" about issues facing young people. It will be Nelson's...