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Immigrant health care is on California Senate’s wish list

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such...

EXPLAINER: Chauvin defense suggests prone position not risky

CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for the former officer charged with killing George Floyd says several studies suggest police can safely use their...

Admin who didn’t report OSU doc’s misconduct cedes license

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University student health director has surrendered his medical license after being accused of failing to report...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. ...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full...

Olympic Gold: Men’s gymnastics struggling to survive

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. ...

$50M suit alleges retaliation over allegations against coach

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a $50 million federal racketeering lawsuit, an associate athletic director at Louisiana State University accuses university officials of...

Olympic gold: Clemson men’s track tries to save its program

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns...

Education Department reviewing campus sex assault rules

The Education Department on Tuesday moved forward with plans to revise federal rules around campus sexual assault, paving the way for an overhaul of...

Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is under home confinement following his imprisonment for...

University: Fraternity broke hazing rules in student’s death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A university investigating the alcohol-related death of a student in Ohio has accused the fraternity he was trying to join...

George Soros to give $500M to Bard College in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has committed $500 million to a private liberal arts college in New York, which the school...

AP college sports survey: ADs on revenue sharing, Title IX

The Associated Press asked 357 Division I athletic directors a series of questions about the effects the potential changes to the way athletes are...

Oregon State sues AP to stifle request in volleyball case

Oregon State University leaders are suing to block disclosure of details about an investigation of abuse allegations in their volleyball program, even as they...

In a nation founded on whiteness, how to really discuss it?

John Bost seems precisely the kind of person that his fellow Americans could have a conversation with — politically moderate, neither an Obama voter...

Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — At the very first Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, on the final day of the 1947 season, 22-year-old rookie Bobby...

No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world

It's becoming increasingly clear that for Facebook, there is no returning to its habits of the past. ...

EXPLAINER: How states are seeking to loosen controls on guns

Mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado that left at least 18 people dead since last week are reigniting calls from gun control advocates for...

Oregon State president out for handling of cases at LSU

Oregon State's trustees accepted the resignation of university president F. King Alexander on Tuesday, concluding he was unable to rebuild trust at the school...

US colleges tout hopes for return to new normal this fall

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Colleges throughout the U.S. are assuring students that the fall semester will bring a return to in-person classes, intramural sports...

The Latest: Players seek fairness meeting with NCAA’s Emmert

The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): ...

The Latest: UNLV now plans in-person spring graduation

LAS VEGAS — The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is changing course and now plans in-person spring graduation ceremonies in May as the coronavirus...

In poor districts, pandemic overwhelms school counselors

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — To help her students keep up with school this year, counselor Nadia Pearce has tried it all. ...

In French woods, rivals take aim at senator’s WWI research

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The World War I exploits of Sgt. Alvin C. York netted Gary Cooper a best actor Academy Award and Pennsylvania...

Advocates urge transparency in Biden priest investigation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A prominent victims advocate group on Friday urged Santa Clara University in Northern California to release details about unspecified...

Ex-UCLA coach gets 8 months in prison for admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of California, Los Angeles men's soccer coach was sentenced to eight months behind bars Friday for pocketing $200,000...

Volleyball parents want answers from Oregon St president

Parents of former Oregon State volleyball players urged the school's trustees to consider president F. King Alexander's handling of abuse allegations in that program...

Biden inauguration priest under investigation in California

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden is under investigation for unspecified allegations...

Students who got partial loan relief to see full discharge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of students defrauded by for-profit schools will have their federal loans fully erased, the Biden administration announced Thursday, reversing a...

Maryland lawmakers approve $577M to settle HBCU lawsuit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a measure to pay $577 million over 10 years to settle a federal...

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ reenacts and reorients a scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Smith didn’t initially think the 2019 college bribery scandal made for a good documentary subject. He was editing “Fyre,”...

Cuomo crisis recalls Northam’s; supporters say no comparison

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The political crisis engulfing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has triggered a flurry of comparisons to another chief executive who...

Jesuits in US pledge $100M for racial reconciliation

The U.S.-based branch of the Jesuits has unveiled ambitious plans for a “truth and reconciliation” initiative in partnership with descendants of people once enslaved...

Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while...

California ethnic studies debate: Whose stories get told?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Race and ethnicity can be tricky topics to discuss, especially in the classroom. But the California Department of Education had...

New this week: ‘Justice League,’ ‘Country Comfort’ & scandal

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. ...

The Latest: Mexico’s president knocks US over vaccines

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took a dig at the U.S. government Sunday, saying the United States has not helped...

Democrats bank on relief aid to win back wary working class

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — When Joe Biden visited this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania in the final weeks before the election, his goal wasn't to...

The Latest: All Duke University undergrads must quarantine

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University issued a quarantine order for all of its undergraduates effective Saturday night due to a coronavirus outbreak caused by...

Democrats finding support for Biden in small-city America

MANKATO, Minnesota (AP) — Mary McGaw grew up in a Republican home on the rural prairie of south central Minnesota. But as she moved...

EXPLAINER: How will US make more shots available by May 1?

President Joe Biden's promise that all of the nation's 255 million adults will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines by May 1 means the U.S....

A price tag on trauma? College town weighs Black reparations

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Professor Edwin Driver arrived in Amherst in 1948 as one of the first Black teachers hired at a flagship state...

Miles out at Kansas over behavior with women while at LSU

Les Miles is out as Kansas' head coach just days after he was placed on administrative leave amid sexual misconduct allegations from his tenure...

Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a first step toward reversing a contentious Trump administration policy, President Joe Biden on Monday ordered his administration to review...

High court revives ex-student’s suit against Georgia college

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is reviving a lawsuit brought by a Georgia college student who sued school officials after being prevented from...

Spring-break partying falls victim to COVID-19 crisis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Goodbye, sunshine. Hello, study sessions. ...

Yellen says women face many obstacles in economics careers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department, says women seeking to pursue careers...

College educators form alliance to defend free expression

NEW YORK (AP) — Around 200 scholars from across the country have formed the Academic Freedom Alliance, which has a mission to help college...

Jill Biden sees teachable moment in the depths of a pandemic

WATERFORD, Pa. (AP) — Jill Biden sees a teachable moment in the depths of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Harvard professor ignites uproar over ‘comfort women’ claims

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard University professor has ignited an international uproar and faces mounting scrutiny for alleging that Korean women who were...

Kansas places Miles on administrative leave after LSU report

Kansas placed coach Les Miles on administrative leave Friday night, hours after a report released by LSU revealed school officials there considered firing him...

Father of fugitive pleads not guilty in Vegas slaying case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was arrested in January at the U.S.-Mexico border in California pleaded not guilty Friday to helping his...

Czech state orders students to help at struggling hospitals

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government is ordering medical and other university and high school students to help out at hospitals struggling to cope...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over slave portraits at Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a Connecticut woman who said Harvard University illegally owned photos of her...

Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston gets historic designation

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm X’s boyhood home in Boston was added to the National Register of Historic Places. ...

It’s back to school for Jill Biden and new education chief

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education Secretary Miguel Cardona went back to school Wednesday...

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Naval Academy seeking student vaccines for summer training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is developing plans to begin vaccinating midshipmen this month so students can deploy to ships and with...

Column: Names of Black athletes need to adorn stadiums

As Black History Month comes to a close, there have been myriad tributes to the accomplishments of African Americans in sports arenas across the...

Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it will be distributing bottled water to thousands of residents and business owners near its base...

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign...

Group asks justices to ban use of race in college admissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group claiming Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants is asking the Supreme Court to ban the consideration of race in...

Venomous spiders prompt temporary Michigan library shutdown

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Staff at a University of Michigan library temporarily closed the building after three venomous spiders turned up in a...

Philanthropists pledge $20M gift to HBCU in Maryland

Philanthropist Calvin Tyler Jr., and his wife, Tina, pledged $20 million Monday to his alma mater Morgan State University, which the university said is...

Cal State to pay $39M to student who suffered heat stroke

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The California State University has reached a $39.5 million settlement with a former student who suffered a brain injury...

Greece: Dozens arrested in clashes over campus security law

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police clashed with protesters and arrested 31 people in Greece’s second-largest city Monday during a demonstration against a new campus...

Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at...

The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony...

The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

AUSTIN, Texas -- The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday...

Enrollment at US community colleges plummets amid pandemic

PHOENIX (AP) — Peniella Irakoze is cold calling a list of 1,001 fellow students who didn’t return to Phoenix College this semester, checking on...

The Latest: Chinese, Russian vaccines to arrive in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it will get its first shipment of the Chinese Coronavac vaccine Saturday and by Monday will receive its first...

Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe

This week’s killer freeze in the U.S. was no surprise. ...

USC planning to reopen COVID-closed campus classes in fall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California expects to reopen campuses this fall, joining the state's major public universities in planning to...

Bomb threat prompts evacuation of California university

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Azusa Pacific University and its regional campuses were evacuated Wednesday because of threatening messages that included a bomb threat, authorities...

California governor, lawmakers set $9.6B virus spending plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Wednesday announced a $9.6 billion spending deal aimed at aiding some of...

Harassment cases revive worries of racism at Boston College

BOSTON (AP) — Students are demanding a stronger response from Boston College after two recent cases in which white students were accused of harassing...

Historic Black colleges to get $650,000 to preserve campuses

CHICAGO (AP) — Several historically Black colleges and universities will receive more than $650,000 in grants to preserve their campuses as part of a...

The Latest: Biden says Milwaukee is ‘cold as the devil’

The Latest on winter weather across the U.S. (all times local): ...

American university hopes to fill higher-ed gap in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — From afar, the sprawling complex of the newly inaugurated American University in Baghdad appears like a floating mirage. ...

Hospitals still ration medical N95 masks as stockpiles swell

Mike Bowen’s warehouse outside Fort Worth, Texas, was piled high with cases of medical-grade N95 face masks. His company, Prestige Ameritech, can churn out...

American university hopes to fill higher-ed gap in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — From afar, the sprawling complex of the newly inaugurated American University in Baghdad appears like a floating mirage. ...

The superspreaders behind top COVID-19 conspiracy theories

As the coronavirus spread across the globe, so too did speculation about its origins. Perhaps the virus escaped from a lab. Maybe it was...

Professor quits after posing as female immigrant on Twitter

A white, male University of New Hampshire chemistry professor has resigned after being accused of posing as a female immigrant of color on Twitter...

Ivy League allows senior athletes to play as grad students

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ivy League will allow current senior athletes to play sports as full-time grad students at their current university next...

Outdoor exercise banned in UC Berkeley COVID-19 lockdown

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A surge of COVID-19 cases at the University of California, Berkeley has prompted school officials to extend a lockdown on...

Former executive pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment firm with U2′s Bono pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying $50,000 to have...

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden's pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in additional relief...

Dems attempt to push through school funding, wage increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday muscled past Republicans on portions of President Joe Biden's pandemic plan, including a proposed $130 billion in...

Jill Biden promises free access to community college

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is pushing free access to community college and training programs, saying the schools will be an important part of...

Nothing to sneeze at: Global warming triggers earlier pollen

When Dr. Stanley Fineman started as an allergist in Atlanta, he told patients they should start taking their medications and prepare for the drippy,...

Jewish frat at California school vandalized with swastikas

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating after swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at California...

Ex-investment executive to plead guilty in admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment firm with U2's Bono agreed to plead guilty in connection to the...

Calls grow for US to rely on rapid tests to fight pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a Halloween party sparked a COVID-19 outbreak at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, school officials conducted rapid screening...

Pilots say they, too, were molested by Univ. of Michigan doc

DETROIT (AP) — A cargo pilot who regularly needed health checkups to keep his license contacted a University of Michigan doctor in 2000. He...

Turkey’s Erdogan vows ‘no mercy’ to violent protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president on Friday rebuffed U.S. and European criticism of his government’s handling of weeks-long demonstrations at a top Istanbul...

New Mexico State Police say officer shot, killed on highway

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State Police officer was fatally shot on a highway Thursday and authorities chased the attacker, killing him...

Fiji deports university leader in blow to regional relations

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the University of the South Pacific and his wife were asleep at their Fiji home when...

The Latest: NHL postpones Avalanche games due to COVID-19

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Longtime Merck CEO, minority advocate Ken Frazier to retire

Longtime Merck executive Ken Frazier, whose leadership helped bring the drugmaker one of the most lucrative medicines in history and who is one of...

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