Month: October 2022

Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
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Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.

Miles Fallon works at his computer in his Chicago home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. His mother, Marla Williams, initially supported the Chicago Public Schools decision to instruct students online during the fall of 2020. Williams, a single mother, has asthma, as do her two children. While she was working, she enlisted her father, a retired teacher, to supervise her children’s studies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FILE - Michigan City, Ind., area school students return for in-person instruction after two months of remote learning to start the new school year, Oct. 19, 2020. In interviews with The Associated Press, close to 50 school leaders, teachers, parents and health officials reflected on decisions to keep students in extended online learning, especially during the spring semester of 20...
AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?
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AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, volunteers help voters as voters drop off their ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Larnisha Dortch fills out her ballot at Fontenelle Forest during Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Bellevue, Neb. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP, File)FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature ga...
Cardinals use two pick-6s in first half to down Saints 42-34
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Cardinals use two pick-6s in first half to down Saints 42-34

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson (20) celebrates his pick six touchdown interception with cornerback Antonio Hamilton and injured running back James Conner, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson leaps into the end zone as he returns an inception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) celebrates during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)New Or...
EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water
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EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

FILE - A trickle of water comes out of the faucet of Mary Gaines a resident of the Golden Keys Senior Living apartments in her kitchen in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 1, 2022. The NAACP said Tuesday, Sept. 27, that Mississippi is discriminating against Jackson’s majority-Black population by diverting badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure to white communities that needed it less. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)FILE - Volunteers distribute cases of water at a community/fraternal drive-thru water distribution site in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 7, 2022. The NAACP said Tuesday, Sept. 27, that Mississippi is discriminating against Jackson’s majority-Black population by diverting badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure to white communities that needed it less. (AP P...
Ex-UCLA gynecologist found guilty in LA sex abuse case
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Ex-UCLA gynecologist found guilty in LA sex abuse case

FILE - UCLA gynecologist James Heaps appears in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 26, 2019. Heaps, a former gynecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles was found guilty on five counts in a sexual abuse case Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 in a Los Angeles court. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File) Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gynecologist at the University of California, Los Angeles was found guilty Thursday of five counts of sexually abusing female patients, in a criminal case that came after the university system made nearly $700 million in lawsuit payouts. The Los Angeles jury found Dr. James Heaps, a longtime UCLA campus gynecologist, not guilty of seven of the 21 counts and were deadlocked on the remaining charges. In the wake of the...
Judge dismisses effort to halt student loan forgiveness plan
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Judge dismisses effort to halt student loan forgiveness plan

FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)FILE - New graduates line up before the start of a community college commencement in East Rutherford, N.J., May 17, 2018. A federal judge in St. Louis on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, dismissed an effort by six Republican-led states to block the Biden administration's plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) By JIM SALTERAssociated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A f...
Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!
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Suzanne Roy: from singing the high notes to putting planes in the sky!

Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) 2nd-year aviation student, Suzanne Roy shares how her decision to enroll at Pima has secured her a brighter future By KANIKA SAMRAPima Community College External Relations Suzanne Roy, Suzi to peers and faculty, is a second-year student at Pima’s Aviation Technology Center. She will graduate next summer with an Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) in Aviation Technology. Suzi’s enthusiasm and passion for all things aviation is instantly noticeable and works like a magnet. If you aren’t already curious about what makes a plane fly or the work that goes into maintaining one, a conversation with her will change that. Suzanne Roy (Tanner Grammar/ Pima Community College External Relations) According to ...
Funny-footed critters are waiting for you at Funny Foot Farm
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Funny-footed critters are waiting for you at Funny Foot Farm

A kangaroo enjoys the shade at Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, Arizona.Two emus sit by the fence at Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, Arizona.This capybara waits to meet guests at Funny Foot Farms who have paid the extra $6 for the "exotic tour." Story and photos by QUENTIN S. AGNELLOPima Post When you picture a petting zoo, you imagine docile animals like goats and pigs, and not unusual species like capybara or emu. At the Funny Foot Farm in Tucson, you can see them all – including ducks, porcupines, warthogs and even a kangaroo. This place is abundant with animals that some people have never seen before, let alone up close. Kenneth McNeal, the owner and operator, says he started his business on a single purchase.  “We used to own a lizard and bug shop and one day we saw a wholes...
FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements
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FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

By ANGELO FICHERAThe Associated Press A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization schedules to add the COVID-19 vaccine, including to the schedule for children. But in the lead-up to the vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, false claims spread widely that it would mean the vaccine would be required to attend school. In reality, the CDC doesn’t have the authority to set school immunization requirements, and the vote doesn’t mandate the vaccine for schoolchildren. That’s a decision left to the states. Here are the facts. CLAIM: If the CDC adds the COVID-19 vaccine to the immunization schedule for children, the shots will be mandatory to attend school. THE F...
High court asked to stop Arkansas law against Israel boycott
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High court asked to stop Arkansas law against Israel boycott

By TERRY WALLACE and ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Free-speech advocates asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that upheld an Arkansas law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. Contractors that don't sign the pledge must reduce their fees by 20%. Republican legislators who drafted the 2017 law have said it was not prompted by a specific incident in the state. The American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of the Arkansas Times, a Little Rock-based alternative weekly newspaper. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in June that the law does not unconstitutionally infringe on free-speech rights. The full St. Louis-based court's decision overturned a three-j...