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Leader of pilots’ union blasts Boeing over grounded plane

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The union president of Southwest Airlines pilots worries that Boeing may be rushing the 737 Max back into service, and he says Southwest should consider buying planes from another company. The union president, Jon Weaks, says Boeing may be raising the threat of shutting down the Max assembly...

Troubled St. Louis county jail gets new director

Nov. 13, 2019 9:29 AM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The troubled St. Louis County jail has a new director after a series of inmate deaths raised concerns. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Raul Banasco will begin work on Nov. 25 at the St. Louis County Justice Center. He is a former jail administrator at county jails in San...

Clarification: Sports Concussions-Kids story

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

In a story Nov. 11, The Associated Press reported that new guidance from an expert panel's consensus statement on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports, including what age is safest to start playing them. The story should have...

Auburn student group promotes mental health awareness

Nov. 10, 2019 2:15 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Students at Auburn University are trying to connect with friends and strangers to talk about mental health. The Opelika-Auburn news reports that the student organization Active Minds held a series of events throughout last week to promote mental health awareness. On Monday, students...

Press group: Hollywood libel lawsuit could set bad precedent

Nov. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was...

Theta Nu Xi sorority accused of hazing Florida State pledges

Nov. 7, 2019 4:07 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A sorority at Florida State University is being investigated over hazing allegations. News outlets report the school's Division of Student Affairs notified the Theta Nu Xi sorority chapter last month that it violated the student organization conduct code. The Vice President for...

Alabama SGA warns students against "disruptive behavior"

Nov. 6, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Student Government Association is warning students they could lose their block seating for the rest of the season if they "engage in disruptive behavior" during the LSU game. Jason Rothfarb, the SGA's vice president of student affairs, sent out a letter citing the...

Dutch man shot in German border town in targeted attack

Nov. 6, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch lawyer living in a border town was shot and seriously wounded in what is believed to have been a targeted attack on him, German authorities and a Dutch attorneys' organization said Wednesday. The 43-year-old victim was struck Wednesday morning in Gronau when assailants opened fire...

IHSA appeals judge's order allowing CPS runners to compete

Nov. 5, 2019 5:31 PM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association is appealing a judge's decision to allow Chicago Public School cross-county runners to compete in state meets. IHSA policy says athletes whose districts are on strike cannot compete, though an exception is made when strikes begin after the start of...

Editorials from around Ohio

Nov. 4, 2019 8:02 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Why is 'stand your ground' necessary? Akron Beacon Journal Nov. 2 The numbers are staggering. In 2017, the most recent year for which we have complete data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39,773 people died in the...