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Interstate 65 section in Kentucky closed for bridge repairs

Jul. 06, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A section of Interstate 65 in Louisville will be closed for more than a month, officials said. Southbound lanes of the highway closed Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge and will remain closed for 48 days, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet...

Feds sue over new Arizona citizenship proof law for voting

Jul. 05, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday sued Arizona over a new law requiring people who use a federal form to register to vote to provide additional proof of citizenship if they want to vote for president or using the state's popular vote-by-mail system. The law...

SD colleges to offer American civics certificates

Jul. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities plan to offer undergraduate certificates in an American civics tradition course this fall after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem called on regents to promote patriotism. The Argus Leader reported Tuesday that Noem called...

New cohort of 27 chosen for WVa teaching scholarships

Jul. 05, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new group of high school graduates planning to become teachers will receive a West Virginia scholarship worth up to $40,000 over four years, officials said. A total of 27 seniors were chosen for the third cohort of Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars,...

COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...

Michigan State building safety barrier after drowning

Jul. 02, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is set to place a steel safety barrier along a half-mile stretch of the Red Cedar River after the drowning death of visiting 18-year-old student last fall. The university installed temporary fencing along a portion of the river...

Doctors look to athletes for clues to COVID’s heart impacts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart — even in healthy, young athletes. Enough athletes with COVID were experiencing heart inflammation, called myocarditis,...

Miami trauma surgeon went to Ukraine to work on war victims

Jul. 02, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A woman whose arm and leg were shattered from mine-like projectiles shot into her apartment. A young man whose face was nearly blown away by a rocket-propelled grenade. A man whose chest and liver were obliterated from a missile strike. These were among the cases that...

Top election officials in Arizona county leave amid threats

Jul. 01, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona's Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud. ...

Bacterial outbreak found at Arizona's largest state hatchery

Jul. 01, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have halted all fish stockings from the largest state-run hatchery because of a bacterial outbreak among its trout. The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Friday a temporary ceasing of stockings from Page Springs Hatchery, which is north of...