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Middle school teacher awarded McAuliffe sabbatical

Jun. 28, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A social studies teacher from West Running Brook Middle School in Derry has been awarded the 2020 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The sabbatical, created in 1986 in honor of the Concord High School teacher and astronaut, gives a New Hampshire...

Healthcare professional Kenzie Anderson takes a sample from a patient at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Friday, June 26, 2020, in Houston. The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the state. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said that the state is facing a

Q&A: Overturning 'Obamacare' during a pandemic

Jun. 26, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade-old health care law that has divided Americans even as it expanded coverage and protected people with preexisting conditions is being put to yet another test. Amid a pandemic, President Donald Trump and some red states want the Supreme Court to declare the Affordable Care Act...

Healthcare professional Kenzie Anderson takes a sample from a patient at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Friday, June 26, 2020, in Houston. The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the state. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has said that the state is facing a

Q&A: Overturning 'Obamacare' during a pandemic

Jun. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade-old health care law that has divided Americans even as it expanded coverage and protected people with preexisting conditions is being put to yet another test. Amid a pandemic, President Donald Trump and some red states want the Supreme Court to declare the Affordable Care Act...

In this photo taken Friday June 5, 2020, Monette Hayoun, Dr Robert Haiun, and Gilbert Haiun, from right, look at photos of their brother Meyer Haiun on a computer during an interview in Ivry sur Seine, south of Paris. Families whose elders died behind the closed doors of homes in lockdown are filing wrongful death lawsuits, triggering police investigations. One suit focuses on the death of Meyer Haiun, a severely disabled 85-year-old in a Paris home managed by a Jewish charitable foundation headed Eric de Rothschild, scion of Europe's most famous banking dynasty. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

After waves of virus deaths, care homes face legal reckoning

Jun. 26, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The muffled, gagging sounds in the background of the phone call filled Monette Hayoun with dread. Was her severely disabled 85-year-old brother, Meyer, choking on his food? Was he slowly suffocating like the Holocaust survivor who died a few months earlier in another of the care home’s...

In this photo taken on Friday June 5, 2020, Monette Hayoun displays a photo of her late severely disabled 85-year-old brother, Meyer, center in the picture, flanked with her parents, during an interview in Ivry sur Seine, south of Paris. Families whose elders died behind the closed doors of homes in lockdown are filing wrongful death lawsuits, triggering police investigations. One suit focuses on the death of Meyer Haiun, a severely disabled 85-year-old in a Paris home managed by a Jewish charitable foundation headed Eric de Rothschild, scion of Europe's most famous banking dynasty. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

After waves of virus deaths, care homes face legal reckoning

Jun. 26, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The muffled, gagging sounds in the background of the phone call filled Monette Hayoun with dread. Was her severely disabled 85-year-old brother, Meyer, choking on his food? Was he slowly suffocating like the Holocaust survivor who died a few months earlier in another of the care home’s...

Walmart to continue to review policy on prison labor

Jun. 25, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart Inc. says it will continue to review its policy on working with suppliers that deploy prison labor, as part of its review of overall practices in the wake of civil unrest over racial inequality. The nation's largest retailer said a “small number" of its U.S. suppliers use...

COVID-19 Response Fund helps another 23 nonprofits

Jun. 23, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A fund established to support Rhode Islanders struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic has distributed another $700,000 to 23 nonprofits around the state to help with food, rent, utilities and other expenses, the fund announced Tuesday. The COVID-19 Response Fund created in...

FILE - This is a Dec. 10, 1992, file photo showing Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott speaks at a news conference in Louisville, Ky. The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a dozen days after a Catholic high school also decided to remove references to Schott from its facilities. Over the years, UC students, faculty at alumni have objected to Schott's name on school facilities, but no changes were made. (AP Photo/John Goff, File)

U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott's name from stadium

Jun. 23, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, 12 days after a Catholic high school also...

Report: Iran arrests founder of student charity, 2 aides

Jun. 22, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security forces on Monday arrested the founder of an influential student charity organization and two of his aides, and sealed the group’s offices in Tehran, a local news website reported. The report by fararu.com said authorities appeared at the home of Sharmin...

Student fellowship to focus on rare White Mountain plants

Jun. 21, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A Plymouth State University student has been awarded a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship for her study of two rare alpine plants in the White Mountains. Hannah Vollmer, of Thornton, is focusing on the dwarf mountain cinquefoil, or Robbins’ cinquefoil,...