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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, marks are seen on the face of registered nurse Shelly Girardin as she removes a protective mask after performing rounds in a COVID-19 unit at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. Across the U.S., the surge has swamped hospitals with patients and left nurses and other health care workers shorthanded and burned out. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Latest: US hits record daily deaths, hospitalizations

Dec. 3, 2020 12:29 PM EST

NEW YORK — The U.S. has reached daily coronavirus records with more than 3,100 deaths and 100,000 hospitalizations New cases have topped 200,000 a day, according to figures released Thursday. The three benchmarks show a country slipping deeper into crisis, with perhaps the worst yet to come. Millions of...

College: Former student caused $400K in damage during prank

Dec. 3, 2020 9:14 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A university in Alabama has sued a former student who they said participated in a prank that caused more than $400,000 in damage to a fraternity house where he lived. The federal lawsuit filed this week by Samford University alleges John Brody Cantrell and his friend, Christopher...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

Asia Today: S. Korean students take exams amid viral spike

Dec. 3, 2020 9:06 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 41 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry said about...

A student  wearing a face mask prays before the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

S. Koreans take college entrance exam amid viral resurgence

Dec. 3, 2020 4:22 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 41 confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. About 426,340 students were...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 2, 2020 10:04 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Pass Collin’s Law to help stop hazing The Columbus Dispatch Dec. 1 Few parents ever want to see lawmakers pass a bill named for their child, because when that happens, it typically comes after there has been a tragic end to a short...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement and recruiting nursing students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Dec. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages. With the virus surging from...

The Boston Foundation names new CEO, Lee Pelton

Dec. 2, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Foundation has announced that the president of Emerson College will takeover as president and chief executive officer in June. The philanthropic foundation began the search earlier this year after CEO Paul Grogan announced he would step down after 20 years, The Boston Globe...

UVM plans to phase out 27 programs

Dec. 2, 2020 4:43 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont on Wednesday announced a plan to phase out 27 low-enrollment programs as it addresses a budget deficit of $8.6 million and to meet student demand for other programs. A dozen of the College of Arts and Sciences' 56 majors were identified to be discontinued...

Workers talk in a hallway of a newly opened field hospital operated by Care New England to handle a surge of COVID-19 patients in Cranston, R.I, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for help as cases pile up

Dec. 2, 2020 3:22 PM EST

Here's what's happening Wednesday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — With hospitalizations hitting new peaks every day, medical providers are desperately trying to add beds and find nurses and doctors. Governors are trying to lure nurses out of retirement and convince...