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Professor overcomes loss to craft COVID-19 student brochures

May. 04, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes assigned students in her honors biology class to compile all the information they could find about COVID-19. The result? An online multilingual brochure based on...

Governor: Vaccine progress means New Mexico can open soon

Apr. 28, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday said she expects New Mexico to reopen completely by the end of June if the state reaches its goal of having at least 60% of residents fully vaccinated by then. She made the announcement during a virtual...

State changes COVID-19 mask rule for non-contact sports

Apr. 26, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has released new statewide mask guidance allowing people participating in non-contact sports to not wear a mask if they are distanced 6 feet. The Oregon Health Authority said on Monday it revised the guidance on the use of masks during...

Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton have chemistry as ACM hosts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards will host a very special crowd who will finally get to see live music performances again. A small group of vaccinated medical workers will be in the audience for this year's show, airing on Sunday on...

High school league seeks relief from masks in outdoor sports

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State High School League board asked state health officials Thursday to allow spring sports athletes to compete outdoors without wearing masks. The recommendation by the league's sports medicine advisory committee applies only to actual...

Israeli academic won't receive prize after signing petition

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest honor after he called on the EU to halt funding for an Israeli university located in the occupied West Bank. ...

AP's Nixon wins News Leader of the Year award from NLA

Apr. 05, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ron Nixon, global investigations editor at The Associated Press, has won the first-ever News Leader of the Year award from the News Leaders Association. Nixon's investigative team produced an award-winning series on labor abuses in the palm oil industry....

Two space fans get seats on billionaire's private flight

Mar. 30, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A billionaire’s private SpaceX flight filled its two remaining seats Tuesday with a scientist-teacher and a data engineer whose college friend actually won a spot but gave him the prize. The new passengers: Sian Proctor, a community college...

West Virginia health centers to get $15.9M in federal funds

Mar. 09, 2021 04:34 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five health centers in West Virginia will receive a combined $15.9 million from the federal government. The funding for each facility from the Department of Health and Human Services ranges from $1.4 million to $4.5 million, according to a news...