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Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28M

Jun. 12, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online...

Juneau education leaders OK credits change amid pandemic

Jun. 10, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted this week that was billed as a way to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on learning. Under the change adopted by...

Pressure mounts on UNC in Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure dispute

Jun. 04, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The pressure on trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to grant tenure to investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones continued to mount Friday as a major funding partner joined the call to change her status and a sought-after chemistry...

Las Cruces board selects Ramos as school superintendent

Jun. 02, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Interim Superintendent Ralph Ramos has been chosen as permanent superintendent of the Las Cruces public school system, filling a vacancy created by the Feb. 25 death of Superintendent Karen Trujillo. The Board of Education selected Ramos on a 4-1...

Teen graduates from high school, community college at 15

May. 28, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

HOWARD CITY, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl in western Michigan has graduated from high school — and a community college. Voca Ford received diplomas from Tri County High School in Montcalm County and Grand Rapids Community College, WOOD-TV reported. ...

EXPLAINER: Why 'world's pharmacy' India is short on shots

May. 22, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the United Nations his country would make enough COVID-19 vaccines “to help all humanity." Now India is struggling to meet its own domestic needs for the shots amid a startling surge of infections. ...

Creighton center to house medical school, health sciences

May. 13, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at Creighton University say a new $75 million building will serve as a hub for the School of Medicine as well as all of the the university's health sciences schools and colleges. The Omaha World-Herald reports that a...

Professor overcomes loss to craft COVID-19 student brochures

May. 04, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes assigned students in her honors biology class to compile all the information they could find about COVID-19. The result? An online multilingual brochure based on...

'Horrible' weeks ahead as India's virus catastrophe worsens

May. 04, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India's official count of...

NJ teacher suspended after profane Floyd comments to class

May. 01, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school teacher has been suspended with pay after profanity-laced comments to students in his class about George Floyd, the man killed by a Minneapolis police officer. A recording aired by WNBC-TV shows Dickinson High School...