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This undated photo provided by Time Magazine shows the cover of its Dec. 14, 2020 issue, featuring a 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has been named the magazine's first-ever

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

Dec. 4, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever “Kid of the Year."...

FILE- In this March 31, 2020 file photo, members of the Connecticut Air and Army National Guard unload hospital supplies referred to as

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Dec. 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified. Under Friday’s order, $7.5 million from the state’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. While Senate leader Mitch McConnell is at the center of talks on another coronavirus relief bill, hardships are mounting in his home state of Kentucky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

School superintendents told to plan for vaccine distribution

Dec. 4, 2020 7:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor called on school superintendents Friday to begin planning for the eventual distribution of coronavirus vaccines to their employees. The latest development in the state's plans to allocate the vaccine came as Gov. Andy Beshear reported more than 3,600 new...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. DeVos has extended the moratorium on student loan payments and the accrual of interest until Jan. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January

Dec. 4, 2020 7:21 PM EST

The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0%, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end of this month. By extending payments by one month, the administration is effectively...

In Supreme Court fight, Beshear defends school restrictions

Dec. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded to a request by the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday by defending of his suspension of in-person classes at public and private schools. The filing comes days after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the nation's highest court to strike...

Former WVU associate professor sentenced to probation

Dec. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EST

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia University associate professor has been sentenced to probation after admitting to wire fraud and filing a false tax return, a federal prosecutor's office said. Qingyun Sun, 58, of Morgantown, was sentenced Friday to three years of probation, with the first...

Nicole Reisman, founder of Nicole's Community Kitchen, and helpers, Nathan Shultz and Justin Miglioratti, work on preparing meals at the kitchen of the Stone Church, in Brattleboro, Vt., that are going to be given out on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

Vermonters urged to take care of mental health

Dec. 4, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Gov. Phil Scott on Friday urged Vermonters to take care of their mental health, seek help if needed and to check in on others during the coronavirus pandemic, which Scott called "among the most stressful events” most people have endured in his lifetime. "It’s been so prolonged and we don’t...

State wants special needs students back in the classroom

Dec. 4, 2020 5:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The top education official in Massachusetts is urging public school districts in the state's three largest cities to bring high-needs students back to the classroom for in-person learning. Jeffrey Riley, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, ordered the Boston, Worcester and...

Temple settles federal claims of falsified data submissions

Dec. 4, 2020 5:24 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University will pay the U.S. Department of Education $700,000 to settle claims regarding years of falsified data submitted to U.S. News & World Report. The department announced the settlement Friday, noting that Temple did not admit any wrongdoing or liability. The matter...

FILE — In this March 28, 2013, file photo, supporters for gun rights gather outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn. Less than two weeks before the eighth anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, the local governing board has rejected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, proposed bans on carrying of firearms around town requested by gun control activists who said they were intimidated at protests by armed Second Amendment supporters. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Newtown board blocks proposed gun-carrying restrictions

Dec. 4, 2020 5:19 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governing board in Newtown, Connecticut — where the country's deadliest grade school shooting took place — has blocked proposed bans on carrying firearms around town from further consideration. The decision came after the board heard from gun control activists who...