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NY Holocaust survivors celebrated at concert after isolation

Jun. 14, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of Holocaust survivors clapped, sang and danced Monday at a concert held in their honor in Brooklyn in the first large gathering for New York-area survivors after months of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. The concert by popular...

USAID chief speaks of fragility of democracy in El Salvador

Jun. 14, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Weeks after announcing that U.S. aid to El Salvador would be steered away from government institutions because of “deep concerns” over the ousting of judges and the attorney general, the director of the U.S. development agency delivered a message about...

Lawyer for school gunman suggests shooting was accident

Jun. 14, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for one of the teens accused in a fatal attack at a suburban Denver high school in 2019 suggested Monday that he accidentally shot and killed a student who rushed him after being manipulated into participating by the other gunman. During closing...

Teacher accused of sexually abusing another teacher

Jun. 14, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A Dallas High School teacher has been accused of sexually abusing another teacher at the school and has been placed on administrative leave. Dallas police and Polk County court records show Matthew Lenoue, 56, of Dallas faces charges for...

Jane Austen family link to abolition movement comes to light

Jun. 14, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While Jane Austen admirers savor the wit and romance of “Pride and Prejudice” and her other enduring novels, scholars ferret out details of Austen’s life and times, including a family link to slavery that surfaced 50 years ago. The effort to...

Harvard professor to announce run for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University professor Danielle Allen, who has never held elected office, is scheduled to announce a run for the Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts. Allen is the first Black woman to run for governor as a member of a major party in...

Dixie State should switch name to Utah Tech, panel says

Jun. 14, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah's Dixie State University should change its name to Utah Polytechnic State University, a committee recommended Monday as the institution works to remove the term associated with the Deep South and slavery. The recommendation that...

WVa judge halts implementation of payroll deduction law

Jun. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge on Monday sided with labor groups in halting implementation of a new state law that prohibits union dues or fees from being automatically deducted from state employee paychecks unless they provide written consent. Kanawha...

Fla. governor signs bill requiring moment for school prayer

Jun. 14, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited a South Florida Jewish temple to denounce anti-Semitism and stand with Israel, as the Republican governor cloaked himself in religion Monday while signing a bill into law that would require public schools in his state to set aside...

House negotiators agree to abortion ban, school vouchers

Jun. 14, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — House negotiators on Monday agreed with the Senate’s proposal to include a ban on late-term abortions and a school voucher program in the state budget. On Friday, the team of negotiators from both chambers quickly agreed to move forward with the...