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1st winners of Massachusetts vaccine lottery announced

Jul. 29, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A health insurance company worker and a rising sophomore at a suburban high school are the first winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery for people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday. ...

Rose-Hulman raises $250 million for scholarships, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign. Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jul. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

The (Lorain) Morning Journal. July 24, 2021. Editorial: Creative measures for vaccinations must continue Health officials, government and business leaders have been creative when trying to get people to take one of the three novel coronavirus...

Whitmer's veto of reading scholarships sparks voucher debate

Jul. 25, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those who liken the grants to vouchers. ...

Family offers $50K reward in Delaware woman's 2019 killing

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two years after a Delaware woman was found dead, her family is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Relatives of Susan Morrissey Ledyard, whose body was found in the Brandywine River near downtown...

Edwards calls for return to masks indoors amid COVID spike

Jul. 23, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With more than 1,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday encouraged everyone, whether vaccinated or not, to wear masks indoors if they can't stay distanced from others. But the Democratic governor...

Governors pin hopes on full vaccine approval as cases climb

Jul. 23, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot. The governors of...

Central Michigan University sets vaccine scholarship raffle

Jul. 19, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Students fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at Central Michigan University can enter to win full-year scholarships and hundreds of gift cards, the university announced Monday. The university will name winners Aug. 2 and 23, Sept. 13, and Oct....

Georgia's lottery closes year with record $1.54B in profits

Jul. 19, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lottery saw profits leap again as gamblers kept reaching for lottery tickets and online games even as other entertainment opportunities reopened. The Georgia Lottery Corp. announced Monday that it had turned over $1.54 billion in profits to the...

Camp offers high school students head start on pilot career

Jul. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Minette du Plooy wants to fly. The 18-year-old from Prosper, Texas, has her mind set on becoming an Air Force pilot. She’s so committed that she convinced her parents to drive three days and book a hotel in Charleston so she could spend two...