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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO WATTERS, NOT WATERS - FILE - In this photo posted on Twitter, students crowd a hallway, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga.  The Georgia high school student says she has been suspended for five days because of photos of crowded conditions that she provided to The Associated Press and other news organizations. Hannah Watters, a 15-year-old sophomore at North Paulding High School, says she and her family view the suspension as overly harsh and are appealing it. (Twitter via AP, File)

Georgia school shifting online after infections reported

Aug. 9, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia high school plans to start the week with all classes shifting online after nine students and staff tested positive for the coronavirus when the school year opened last week with most students attending in-person. North Paulding High School made headlines soon after students...

FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters at the end of a visit to a Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients infected with the new coronavirus, in the Coyoacan borough of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he is creating a central national purchasing and distribution agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment amid persistent shortages during the pandemic and the arrest of a doctor who advised a patient's family to buy their own medications. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico sets up justice commission for Yaqui Indians

Aug. 7, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government on Friday set up a Justice Commission for the Yaqui People, looking to solve the land, water and infrastructure problems of what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador calls Mexico’s most persecuted Indigenous group. The Yaquis were attacked and...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, Superintendent Keith Perrigan shows the new seating configuration on the school buses for the upcoming school year, in Bristol, Va., where a maximum of 22 students can be on the bus, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)

Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

Aug. 5, 2020 7:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more daunting than figuring out how to maintain social...

A worker wearing a mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past space themed displays promoting an online service in Beijing, China on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. An outbreak in China's far northwestern region of Xinjiang is continuing to subside. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases

Aug. 3, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

BEIJING — Both mainland China and Hong Kong reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect. Mainland China announced 36 new cases across the country, down from 43 the previous day. Of those, 28 were in the northwestern region of...

Students are brought to school by their parents in Rostock, Germany Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to resume regular school operations throughout the state. About 150,000 students are expected to attend their schools. (Bernd W'stneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa via AP)

First students resume class in Germany after corona shutdown

Aug. 3, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has...

FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2019 file photo, JoAnne Atkins-Ingram drapes her son, Braeden Bradforth's old Neptune High School football jersey over her shoulder in her attorney's office in Avon-by-the-Sea, N.J. A Kansas community college has reached a settlement with Bradforth's family on Friday, July 31, 2020, for the 19-year-old's death from heatstroke after football conditioning drills n August 2018. (Doug Hood/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

Settlement reached in death of football player in Kansas

Aug. 1, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college has reached a settlement with the New Jersey family of a football player who died of heatstroke after team conditioning drills in 2018. Details of the settlement reached between Garden City Community College and the family of Braeden Bradforth, of Newton,...

Court orders release of teen detained over schoolwork

Jul. 31, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Court of Appeals on Friday ordered the release of a 15-year-old suburban Detroit girl from a juvenile facility where a county judge sent her for failing do schoolwork and because the teen was a threat to her mother. The court's emergency order calls for the immediate...

In this Tuesday, July, 28, 2020, photo provided by the University of Rhode Island, Cooper Monaco holds the large quahog he found Monday while clamming with his grandfather in Westerly, R.I. The quahog is more than five inches across and weighing more than two pounds, and is among the largest ever harvested in the state. The mollusk was donated to the University of Rhode Island's Marine Science Research Facility. (Todd McLeish/University of Rhode Island via AP)

Rhode Island boy digs up massive 2 1/2-pound mollusk

Jul. 31, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An 11-year-old Rhode Island boy clamming with his grandfather found a giant quahog that is thought to be one of the largest ever harvested in state waters. Cooper Monaco, of Wakefield, found the massive mollusk Monday in the Weekapaug section of Westerly, and donated it to the...

Traditional dancers wear costumes as they prepare their performance in a parade in Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali will reopen for domestic tourists on Friday after months of virus lockdown. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The Latest: Bali welcoming visitors after 4-month lockdown

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has reopened to domestic tourists after an almost four-month lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic. Bali’s governor has been impatient to revive the economy and began easing restrictions on public activities three weeks ago. Under the...

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during an announcement that District of Columbia public schools will be all virtual through Nov. 6, during a news conference, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Washington, DC, will not reopen school buildings this fall

Jul. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public schools in the nation's capital will open this fall with full-time computer distance learning, as officials have abandoned their initial plans to use a combination of distance and in-person instruction. Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement Thursday was widely expected as all...