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Shooting stuns indigenous whaling village on Alaska's desolate North Slope

Feb. 27, 2024 20:50 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shooting that killed two adults and severely wounded two others has stunned a tiny Alaska Native whaling village above the Arctic Circle, where parents were told they could keep their children home from school Tuesday to hug them. A 16-year-old boy has...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 21, 2024 14:51 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 16, 2024. Editorial: Find a fix to aid cops in schools Some want school resource officers in their buildings, and the Legislature needs to help. Last fall, an estimated 40 or so Minnesota police chiefs and sheriffs...

Alaska's chief medical officer, a public face of the state's pandemic response, is resigning

Feb. 19, 2024 15:29 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dr. Anne Zink, who was a public face of Alaska's pandemic response, is resigning as the state's chief medical officer. Zink plans to continue working full-time in the role until early April, the Anchorage Daily News reported. An email...

Texas emergency room's aquarium likely saved lives when car smashed through wall, doctor says

Feb. 14, 2024 17:13 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A large aquarium in the lobby of a Texas emergency room likely saved lives when it absorbed the impact of a car that smashed through the entrance, a hospital official said Wednesday. The crash Tuesday evening at St. David's North Austin Medical Center killed...

1 person killed and 5 injured when vehicle crashes into emergency room in Austin, Texas

Feb. 14, 2024 04:01 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A car crashed into a Texas hospital’s emergency room Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring five other people, including a child with life-threatening injuries, authorities said. The car smashed into the lobby of the ER at St. David’s North Austin Medical...

Arizona lawmaker Amish Shah resigns, plans congressional run

Feb. 01, 2024 17:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Rep. Amish Shah resigned his House seat Thursday and announced that he plans to run for Congress. “This has been a super educational experience for me,” Shah said Wednesday on the House floor. “I went from an ordinary citizen to now a man running for...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 31, 2024 14:11 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 29, 2024. Editorial: Improve oversight of charter programs More is needed to ensure schools are financially sound. After an auditing firm that served dozens of Minnesota charter schools failed under a cloud of...

South Korean police investigating 14-year-old boy as suspect of attack on lawmaker

Jan. 26, 2024 03:20 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An assailant who repeatedly struck a South Korean lawmaker with a rock as she tried to resist was a 14-year-old boy who was sent to a mental health facility Friday, Seoul police said as they continue to investigate the attack. The attack Thursday on Bae...

How to stay warm in layered clothing and avoid frostbite this winter

Jan. 19, 2024 13:46 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a bout of bitter and deadly cold sweeps the U.S., millions of Americans are being told to dress in layers if they must go outside. In places that rarely experience bone-chilling temperatures, that advice can be confounding. What does it mean to layer up? Is...

Florida Senate passes bills seeking to expand health care availability

Jan. 18, 2024 14:31 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will seek to streamline regulations and offer incentives to help make health care more accessible under two bills unanimously passed by the Senate, votes that quickly pushed forward Republican Senate President Kathleen Passidomo's top session priority. ...