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Scottsdale principal terminated after outcry over book

Dec. 03, 2021 19:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A Scottsdale high school's principal will not be back next year after a firestorm over a summer book assignment. The Paradise Valley Unified School District governing board voted Thursday not to renew the contract of Linda Ihnat, principal at...

Emerging filmmaker receives 7-figure book deal for thriller

Nov. 17, 2021 14:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An emerging young filmmaker is also very much in demand in the book world. Nick Brooks has reached a seven-figure deal for his young adult thriller “Promise Boys,” in which three boys at a Washington, D.C., charter school investigate the murder of their principal, and...

Meghan apologizes to court for forgetting book discussions

Nov. 11, 2021 11:10 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Sussex has apologized for misleading a British court about the extent of her cooperation with the authors of a sympathetic book about her and Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle, 40, is embroiled in a court battle in London over a British...

Wreckage of missing plane found; pilot remains missing

Nov. 05, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — State police divers have found the wreckage of the small plane that went down in the ocean off the coast of Cape Cod last weekend, but the pilot remains missing. The plane was found Thursday about 3.5 miles east of Orleans in 70 to 80 feet of...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing plane off Cape Cod

Nov. 02, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for a small plane reported missing off the coast of Massachusetts. The search was suspended at 9:30 a.m. after several vessels and aircraft spent 55 hours covering more than 2,000 square miles (5,180...

Coast Guard searches for missing plane off Cape Cod coast

Nov. 01, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The Coast Guard and other authorities were searching off the coast of Cape Cod on Monday for a small plane that failed to arrive in Massachusetts as scheduled Sunday night, officials said. The Piper PA-28 that departed from Reading, Pennsylvania...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 31, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abraham Lincoln 12, Philadelphia George Washington 6 Albert Gallatin 15, Spring Mills, W.Va. 7 Aliquippa 63, New Castle 6 Allentown Central Catholic 17, Bethlehem Catholic 7 ...

County botches Spanish-language ballot instructions

Oct. 28, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

Some Spanish-speaking voters in a Pennsylvania city where Hispanics account for nearly 70% of the population are at risk of being disenfranchised in next week’s general election because of an error in Spanish-language instructions that accompanied 17,000 mail-in ballots, activists and...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to expand in Kentucky

Oct. 27, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book gifting program is expanding throughout Kentucky, the state's Department of Education announced Tuesday. With the goal of inspiring a love of reading, the voluntary program gifts books each month to...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 24, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abington 36, Pennsbury 35 Abington Heights 41, West Scranton 0 Abraham Lincoln 28, Overbrook 0 Albert Gallatin 50, Charleroi 16 Aliquippa 42, Blackhawk 14 ...