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Kentucky State receives federal grant for ag research

Jul. 29, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky State University has been awarded $249,583 in federal funding through a program that supports research efforts at historically Black land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. The funds will help train...

Maine to promote COVID-19 shots in schools as fall nears

Jul. 29, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is going to support free coronavirus vaccine clinics in schools and promote education about vaccines as part of a push to protect schools from the virus. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Department of Education...

Big 12 accuses ESPN of trying to 'destabilize' conference

Jul. 29, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby accused ESPN of encouraging other conferences to pick apart the league so Texas and Oklahoma can move to the Southeastern Conference more quickly and without paying a massive buyout. “I have absolute certainty that they (ESPN) have been...

Study: Arizona didn't see exodus of teachers during pandemic

Jul. 29, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A feared mass exodus of Arizona teachers didn't happen during the pandemic's first year, but there were noticeable changes in the workforce, a state study reports. The state Department of Education study found that its data indicated the number of...

Monsanto told to pay teachers $185M over chemical exposure

Jul. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185 million. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, said a jury returned the verdict...

Rose-Hulman raises $250 million for scholarships, buildings

Jul. 28, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign. Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships,...

The Latest: Filipino leader says unvaccinated may be shut in

Jul. 28, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is warning that Filipinos who refuse to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to leave their homes as a safeguard against the more contagious delta variant. Duterte said in televised remarks...

Florida mayors defy DeSantis with mask, vaccine mandates

Jul. 28, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As coronavirus cases continue to soar, two Florida mayors are announcing mask and vaccine mandates and defying the governor who is firmly opposed to any pandemic restrictions. Masks will again be required at indoor county facilities in Florida’s populous...

Feds seek money in Nassar's prison account for restitution

Jul. 28, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transfer all money in Larry Nassar's prison account — about $2,000 — to help provide restitution to five victims as part of his 60-year child porn sentence. ...

Kemp says no mask mandate, schools and Atlanta announce them

Jul. 28, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta and Georgia school districts announced mask mandates Wednesday even as Gov. Brian Kemp repeated his vow that he won’t impose a statewide mask rule or restrict business and public activities. Infections and hospitalizations from...