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People whose homes are unsafe to enter after the previous day's magnitude 6.4 earthquake line up for lunch in an outdoor area of the Bernardino Cordero Bernard High School, which is being used as a shelter despite no electricity in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. More than 250,000 Puerto Ricans remained without water on Wednesday and another half a million without power, which also affected telecommunications. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Puerto Rico to open schools after 6.4 quake despite concerns

Jan. 17, 2020 7:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government is opening public schools in late January without knowing if they can withstand a big earthquake as concerns grow about weakened infrastructure that is displacing thousands of students. By Friday, engineers had inspected 561 out of the...

High number of flu cases closes entire Ohio school district

Jan. 17, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school system on Friday canceled all classes because of a high number of flu cases. Miami Trace Local schools in Fayette County in southwestern Ohio said without specific figures that the number of influenza B cases had risen over the past several days, The...

Vacant school building being remodeled for child care

Jan. 16, 2020 2:45 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A vacant school building in Missoula is being remodeled into a child care facility, the Missoula Early Learning Center announced. The center has signed an agreement to lease part of the vacant Cold Springs Elementary school, co-owner Mark Roberts said Wednesday. They plan to renovate...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 15, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on building a technical center to serve the county: By now most eligible voters have likely decided where they stand on the Lee County School District’s proposed $15 million bond issue to construct a proposed career and...

Anchorage School District weighing cost of earthquake relief

Jan. 15, 2020 9:23 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Negotiations between the Anchorage School District and the federal government over earthquake damage relief could result in the district turning down millions in funds, an official said. The negotiations over money to repair damage caused by the state's November 2018 earthquake...

Renovations modernize Vermont ice skating rink

Jan. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — You had to be rugged to play at the Hartford Board of Recreation’s rink during its first decade of existence. Built in 1975, the structure was originally no more than a pitched metal roof with chain-link fencing along the sides and above the dasher boards and a...

Construction starts on new dorm at University of Alabama

Jan. 14, 2020 2:54 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Construction is underway on the new $150 million Tutwiler Residence Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The new 365,000-square-foot (33073.48-square-meter) dormitory will be home to 1,285 first-year female students. It will replace the existing Tutwiler Residence Hall, next to...

Strikers march during a demonstration Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Marseille, southern France. Rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined another nationwide day of protests and strikes Tuesday to denounce French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Macron tries to calm tensions over retirement changes

Jan. 14, 2020 8:51 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron tried Tuesday to calm nationwide tensions and salvage support for his overhaul of the country's retirement system, as France faced day 41 of crippling strikes. Clutches of union activists gathered in Paris and other cities to demand that the government scrap...

Alabama school district coping with damage after tornado

Jan. 13, 2020 8:26 AM EST

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A north Alabama school district is closing some of its schools this week after a tornado caused heavy damage at an elementary school, the superintendent said. A twister that forecasters determined was an EF-2 with winds up to 120 mph devastated Brindlee Mountain Primary School at...

University of Wyoming requests $12M for law school project

Jan. 11, 2020 5:27 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has requested $12 million from the state to fund more than half of a renovation and expansion project for its College of Law. The law school project did not make it into the university's formal request vetted by the State Construction Department and Republican...