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So you want a new job? Here’s how to retrain

The tens of millions of workers who have left their jobs in the “Great Resignation” — 4.4 million in September alone, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — won’t necessarily need to retrain be...

Isabel Marcus, U. Buffalo professor and advocate, dies at 83

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Isabel Marcus, a University at Buffalo law professor and women’s rights advocate who met with protesting students in China’s Tiananmen Square and confronted Operation Rescue prote...

Leading law school seeks to remove genocidal founder's name

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Hastings College of the Law will work on removing the name of its founder, who sponsored massacres of Native Americans in the 1850s, the board of dire...

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, grasping a torch of wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used to burn underbrush in...

For tribes, 'good fire' a key to restoring nature and people

WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American an...

California virus cases stop falling, governor urges caution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled up his sleeve Wednesday and received a coronavirus vaccine booster shot, a move he encouraged others to take as the state heads into the t...

Missouri governor urged to appoint cybersecurity panel

Three months after creation of a commission to identify cybersecurity risks in state government, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has yet to appoint any members. A state lawmaker said Friday that vulnerabili...

What’s the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear?

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s the latest advice on the type of mask I should wear? It depends on your situation, but health officials say it should cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly...

California bullet train's latest woe: Will it be high speed?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new and fundamental debate has emerged in the battle over California's high-speed rail project that could again significantly downgrade the troubled effort: Should the trai...

California coronavirus death count tops 70,000 as cases fall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's coronavirus death toll reached another once-unfathomable milestone — 70,000 people — on Monday as the state emerges from the latest infection surge with the lowe...

3 US-based economists win Nobel for research on wages, jobs

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum...

Business Highlights: Merck pill, Amazon remote work

___ Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its promising antiviral pill a...

Nobel economics prize goes to 'natural experiments' pioneers

Economists David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel economics prize on Monday for pioneering the use of "natural experiments" to understand the causal effects of econom...

California makes ethnic studies a high school requirement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Along with English, science, math and other graduation requirements, California high school students will have to take a course in ethnic studies to get a diploma starting in 2029...

Impact of forest thinning on wildfires creates divisions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and Nev...