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MLB, union commit $10M to increase Black participation

Sep. 21, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players’ association say they have committed $10 million to fund programs of the new Players Alliance to improve representation of Black Americans in baseball. Management and the union said in a statement Monday that The Players Alliance will fund joint...

Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

This undated official portrait provided by the Nevada System of Higher Education shows new chancellor Melody Rose. The new head of Nevada's university system says she's no

New Nevada university chief focusing on transparency, trust

Sep. 13, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The new head of Nevada’s university system is no “ivory tower academic,” she said, and thinks growing up as the daughter of a teenage mother and a father who struggled with addiction makes her a lot like the 100,000 students in the Silver State’s higher...

Campbell County youths benefit from drug court program

Sep. 13, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Participants in the Campbell County Juvenile and Family Drug Court have a chance to make their own lives better, but it’s up to them to decide whether they want that to happen. Like those in the Adult Felony Treatment Court, they struggle with substance abuse. But...

FILE- In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his 2021 budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Almost three-fifths of people who respond to New Jersey's COVID-19 contact tracers are refusing to cooperate, Murphy said Friday, Sept. 11.  Overall, 82% of people getting initial calls from tracers answer them. He said 59% refuse cooperation, which he called

Murphy: Many refusing to cooperate with contact tracers

Sep. 11, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Almost three-fifths of people who respond to New Jersey's COVID-19 contact tracers are refusing to cooperate, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday. Murphy called on people to cooperate with the state's roughly 1,800 contact tracers, whose ranks he built up with the aim of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 11, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT And we’re off! Don’t sit this one out. The Day Sept. 7 American presidential elections go on too long. This one arguably began on July 28, 2017, just eight months after the election of President...

FILE - In this  June 1, 2020 file photo, a woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

Sep. 11, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of Americans...

FILE - In this  June 1, 2020 file photo, a woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

Sep. 11, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of Americans...

New program will educate youth on responsible parenting

Sep. 11, 2020 5:10 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal money to develop a program that will educate teens and young adults on how to be a responsible parent. The program is called Charting a Course for Responsible Parenting and Economic Mobility Demonstration and will provide...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, file photo, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall wears a face mask as she attends the daily COVID-19 media briefing at the Capitol in Salt Lake City. A police department vowed Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, to cooperate with multiple investigations of the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by officers in the Salt Lake City area. Mendenhall said in a statement late Sunday, Sept. 6 that the shooting was a tragedy and called for a swift and transparent investigation. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

Boy's shooting raises questions about police crisis training

Sep. 9, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said Wednesday, a part of policing that's facing renewed scrutiny during nationwide protests over brutality by...