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The Latest: North Carolina hospital fires unvaccinated staff

Sep. 27, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A North Carolina-based hospital system announced Monday that more than 175 of its workers have been fired for failing to comply with its COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Last week, Novant Health announced 375 employees had been suspended and given...

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot after authorization

Sep. 27, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden joked about his age Monday as he rolled up his sleeve for a COVID-19 booster shot, encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against the virus that has killed 688,000 in the U.S. and for those authorized to get their booster doses for more enduring...

Middlebury College to strip chapel name over eugenics role

Sep. 27, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

Middlebury College will remove the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel because of his “instigating role” in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that “sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called ‘delinquents, dependents, and defectives,’” the...

Documents: Virus outbreaks at nearly quarter of Iowa schools

Sep. 27, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Iowa public school students are in districts that have experienced significant COVID-19 outbreaks this year, according to a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent the state from enforcing a law banning mask mandates in schools. ...

Massachusetts extends school mask mandate another month

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — State education officials on Monday extended Massachusetts' public school indoor mask mandate an extra month. The mandate that applies to students, staff and faculty, was scheduled to expire on Oct. 1, but will now run through at least Nov. 1, state...

Northwestern suspends frat events following drugging reports

Sep. 27, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University officials have suspended all fraternity-related activities while the school investigates allegations that people were drugged at on-campus gatherings. School officials said Sunday they received a report Saturday that a...

Georgia plans $1,000 bonuses to responders with federal cash

Sep. 27, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he will use federal COVID-19 aid to pay $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, sheriff’s deputy, firefighter and emergency medical technician statewide. Kemp made the announcement flanked by House Speaker David...

Lawmakers consider extending Lamont's orders amid protests

Sep. 27, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday to vote on extending Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the coronavirus pandemic for the sixth time, an issue that has become more contentious with every extension. ...

Ex-USC soccer coach tells of faking athletic credentials

Sep. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California testified Monday during the first trial in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that she regularly created fake athletic profiles with exaggerated accomplishments coupled with images...

No classes for Rio Rancho schools due to internet outage

Sep. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has canceled class because of an internet service outage. Officials with Rio Rancho Public Schools made the decision not to hold classes Monday. They sent a letter to parents Sunday saying a damaged fiber optic...