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Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

May. 22, 2022 23:32 PM EDT

Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 again rose in the city. Numerous residential compounds in the Chinese capital have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain far less severe...

University of Delaware increasing tuition by 3 percent

May. 22, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tuition will increase by 3% for students at the University of Delaware for the upcoming school year. The university announced the tuition increase Friday. In real dollars it amounts to an increase of $390 for in-state students and $1,050 for out-of-state...

Progressives defeat Katharine Gorka in community election

May. 22, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Northern Virginia voters have elected a progressive slate of candidates to a community center board after a controversy over a drag queen story hour. The normally low-key elections Saturday for three slots on the McLean Community Center Board attracted attention...

Kentucky firefighters honor hiker who survived 100-foot fall

May. 22, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky fire department has honored a hiker who survived a fall of more than 100 feet and nearly died. The Lexington Fire Department honored Joshua Alexander during its annual awards ceremony Saturday, WKYT-TV reported. Alexander spent more...

Security upgrades being considered across Vegas-area schools

May. 22, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the more than 70 high schools in the Las Vegas-based Clark County School District has several examples of the kind of physical security that officials want to see districtwide as they assess safety in the wake of a string of high-profile acts of campus violence. ...

Arizona gives special practice permits to med school grads

May. 22, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is one of a just handful of states that issues special practice permits to medical school graduates who haven’t completed a residency. But six months into the program, use of the permits is low. Supporters of the program say it’s one way to address...

Mississippi school district OKs $5K incentive for recruiting

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district has approved a $5,000 incentive to help recruit teachers. Natchez-Adams School District will pay some teachers in areas of “critical need” a $5,000 sign-on bonus to come work for them following a unanimous vote of the Board of...

Deal could end desegregation case in Alabama school system

May. 22, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

LaFAYETTE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will consider an agreement between the Justice Department, civil rights attorneys and school officials in an east Alabama county that could end more than 50 years of federal desegregation oversight of the system. A consent decree between...

University of Maine trustees consider Malloy's fate

May. 22, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fate of University of Maine Chancellor Dannel Malloy is on the agenda as trustees meet over the next two days in Portland. Malloy was hired in Maine three years ago after serving two terms as governor of Connecticut. His contract, which includes a...

Students with special needs go fishing at W.Va. hatchery

May. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

LEETOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Students in Jefferson County Schools who are enrolled in special needs classrooms got a treat May 13 as they boarded buses headed to the Leetown Fish Hatchery for a day of casting their lines to reel in some mighty big fish. An annual event for the students,...