Education

August 25, 2020 - 7:22 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Western Carolina University football player has called on his teammates to boycott team activities after several racist videos involving students at the school circulated on social media. Sophomore safety Jaylon McMillon said he and other members of the Catamounts...
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Michael Toth, athletic trainer, left, takes Gavin Guers' temperature before football practice at Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Lindsey Shuey/The Republican-Herald via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 6:42 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Purdue has announced football coach Jeff Brhom, basketball coaches Matt Painter and Sharon Versyp and athletic director Mike Bobinski have voluntarily taken a 20% pay cut and agreed to give up money from...
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A staff member holds the door open for kids on the first day of school at Goodwin Frazier Elementary School in New Braunfels, Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts credit at least partly to increased wearing of masks — even as the outbreak continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day. (Mikala Compton/Herald-Zeitung via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even as the disease continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day. About 43,000 new cases are being...
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Workers and volunteers disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 25, 2020 - 8:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is closing schools and returning to remote learning in the capital region as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday that at least 193 students and teachers were...
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Parvez Imroz, right, a prominent Kashmiri human rights lawyer talks to Khurram Parvez an official of the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society inside their office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. A prominent rights group in Indian-administered Kashmir issued a report Tuesday calling India's communications blackout following the scrapping of the disputed region's semiautonomy last year "collective punishment" and urged the international community to question New Delhi over what it called "digital apartheid."(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
August 25, 2020 - 8:15 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday described a communications blackout imposed by India following its scrapping of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy last year “collective punishment” and urged the international community to question New Delhi...
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Corrects to Becki not Becky - FILE -This Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr., right, and his wife, Becki during after a town hall at a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. says he is seeking help for the "emotional toll" from an affair his wife had with a man who he says later threatened his family. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 24, 2020 - 11:50 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University amid a sex scandal was uncertain Monday, after the school said he had offered his resignation but then reversed course. Falwell agreed to “resign immediately as President of Liberty University today but then...
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A maintenance worker power-washes the state seal at an entrance of the capitol building on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The building has been closed to the public since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Legislative meetings and gubernatorial addresses are broadcast online. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
August 24, 2020 - 8:47 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and a group of criminal defense lawyers are claiming in a lawsuit that state officials aren’t doing enough to protect the health of inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint filed Monday alleges that the government is...
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Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski makes a call during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 24, 2020 - 7:24 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ North Carolina State has paused all athletics activities due to a coronavirus cluster within its programs. The school announced the move Monday evening, though it didn’t specify which programs were impacted by the...
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August 24, 2020 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A NASA researcher and Texas A&M University professor has been charged with accepting federal grant money while hiding work he was doing for a university established by the Chinese government as well as his affiliation with Chinese-owned companies. Zhengdong Cheng faces charges...
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An Associated Press computer screen capture shows the Kansas State Board of Education meeting by Zoom with staff members and other state officials watching, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Zoom meeting software is experiencing a partial outage Monday, August 24, 2020 as many students start up online classes. The company said it started receiving reports of people being unable to start and join Zoom meetings around 9 a.m. E.D.T. It has identified the issue causing the problem and working on a fix as of 10:30 a.m., it reported on its status page. (Kansas State Board of Education via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Teachers and parents got a brief glimpse of a new kind of pandemic-era nightmare Monday when Zoom — the video-conferencing service that powers everything from distance learning to business meetings to casual, socially distant get-togethers — abruptly went dead. For roughly two-and-a...
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