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Italy’s virus cases more than quadruple as cluster emerges

By LUCA BRUNO and NICOLE WINFIELD | February 21, 2020

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's north that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to...

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

February 16, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local):10:35 p.m.Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron...

Chicago teacher removed during probe of ‘go back’ anthem row

February 14, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teacher accused of telling a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country after she refused to stand for the national anthem has been removed from the classroom while district officials investigate, the school's principal...

Suit: District wrong to punish students over racist posts

February 12, 2020

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — Four students in a southeastern Michigan town sued their school district over discipline they received in the wake of racist social media posts directed at black students.The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday against Saline Area Schools,...

Trump seeks big increase in career-technical education money

By JEFF AMY | February 10, 2020

President Donald Trump is proposing a $900 million increase in education spending to teach skills and trades, in what would be a historic federal infusion into a spending area that's been stagnant for years.The announcement Monday follows Trump's State...

Mom, 6 kids die in Mississippi house fire; dad injured

By ROGELIO SOLIS | February 8, 2020

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A mother and her six children died when a fire destroyed their home early Saturday in central Mississippi, authorities said.The father was the lone survivor of the 12:30 a.m. blaze in Clinton, a city of about 26,500 people just...

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables

By MATTHEW PERRONE | February 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules.Parents, researchers and students warn that some...

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

By JAY REEVES | February 6, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got...

Students adrift after quake as Puerto Rico schools shuttered

By DÁNICA COTO | February 6, 2020

SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico (AP) — Class was about to start when a father drove up to a gazebo that Nydsy Santiago had converted into a makeshift preschool and pulled her aside.Could she please, he wondered, take his daughter as one of her students? Santiago...

United Airlines buys flight academy to gain source of pilots

By DAVID KOENIG | February 5, 2020

United Airlines said Wednesday it is buying a flight academy to help produce a new supply of trained pilots, an unusual approach to deal with the wave of retirements now hitting the airline industry.United will take over the Westwind School of Aeronautics...

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

By CUNEYT DIL | February 4, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after...

Holocaust survivor seeks teens to bear witness for future

By LORI HINNANT | February 4, 2020

DRANCY, France (AP) — The girls and boys in the room were just a little older than Victor Perahia was when he was finally freed in 1945, his body wracked with tuberculosis and typhus, his mind anguished by the suffering and death he had seen. After...