• Survey: Alabama child care enrollment down by 23,000 kids

    Survey: Alabama child care enrollment down by 23,000 kids

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Enrollment in child care centers across Alabama has dropped by more than 23,000 children since the coronavirus pandemic began even though most facilities have reopened, a new state report showed Wednesday. While 85% of the 2,381 facilities surveyed by the Department of Human Resources have reopened since the initial lockdown period

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  • Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

    Supreme Court puts curbside voting on hold in Alabama

    By KIM CHANDLER and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold a lower court order that would have permitted curbside voting in Alabama in November.The justices’ vote was 5-3, with the court’s three liberals dissenting. As is typical when the Supreme Court acts on an emergency basis,

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  • 6 linked to Georgia theology school charged with fraud

    6 linked to Georgia theology school charged with fraud

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Six people from three states are charged with defrauding $12 million from federal student aid programs by allegedly enrolling students into a theology school without requiring any classwork.An indictment alleges that from 2010 to 2018, the defendants recruited fake students to the Columbus, Georgia, campus of Apex School of Theology. The

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  • Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

    Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

    NEW YORK (AP) — Getting an Amazon package delivered from the sky is closer to becoming a reality. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it had granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones. Amazon said that the approval is an “important step,” but added that it is still testing and flying the drones. It

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  • TikTok celebrities criminally charged after LA house parties

    TikTok celebrities criminally charged after LA house parties

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city’s ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office filed misdemeanor charges Thursday against Hall and Gray. The internet celebrities

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  • Colleges grapple with coronavirus as students return

    Colleges grapple with coronavirus as students return

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame and Michigan State universities became the latest colleges to move classes online because of the coronavirus on Tuesday as colleges struggle to contain outbreaks and students continue to congregate in large groups without masks or social distancing. The decisions came the same day a third school in the

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