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New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

Sep. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to...

'I just want to be myself': Teen's transgender journey

Sep. 15, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Since coming out as transgender six months ago, Ashton Brooks, 13, has struggled with being bullied while building confidence in who he is. Daniel Rainville, drainville@eveningsun.com It was a Sunday night in July at about 7 p.m., and Ashton Brooks, 13, was outside texting one of his...

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

Sep. 15, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. After rejecting the district's latest offer, Chicago educators are back at the bargaining table negotiating issues including pay, staffing shortages and class size....

Athletes enjoy secret weapon in mental performance coach

Sep. 14, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Melissa White might be on the sidelines during Friday night football games as a Hempfield coach, but she doesn't care what the scoreboard says. Instead, the school's mental performance coach — who holds a doctorate degree in sports psychology — is worried about how the...

Lawyer: School threat was an attempt to get girl's attention

Sep. 13, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer says a Pennsylvania man's social media threat to shoot suburban Cleveland high school students was a misguided attempt to get in touch with a girl at the school. Defense attorney David Betras says 22-year-old Russell Miley, of Scranton, has a history of mental illnesses and...

The Latest: Biden takes on fire at debate from Julián Castro

Sep. 12, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Early front-runner Joe Biden took on the most fire at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate, and former Obama Housing Secretary Julián Castro was the most explicit in arguing it was time for a new...

Mississippi students protest religious program's time change

Sep. 12, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

TYLERTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Students at a Mississippi high school were back in class a day after protesting the removal of their prayer group from school hours to after school. Tylertown High School principal Dr. Ronald Morgan says all students were accounted for Thursday. On Wednesday, students walked out of...

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review —...

Report: Recalled California judge fired from coaching job

Sep. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who was recalled for his handling of a sexual assault case against a former Stanford University swimmer has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach, a newspaper reported. Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron...

The Latest: 3 tornadoes confirmed in Sioux Falls

Sep. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the severe weather that caused widespread damage in Sioux Falls (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The National Weather Service now says three tornadoes struck Sioux Falls overnight. National Weather Service lead meteorologist Todd Heitkamp in Sioux Falls tweets that he has...