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UMD receives $750,000 to train rural doctors amid shortage

Jul. 19, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The University of Maryland's medical school will receive a $750,000 federal grant to train doctors to serve in rural areas, as the country experiences a shortage in those posts. The Baltimore Sun reports the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration announced the funding Thursday...

Attorneys want school shooting suspect's statements tossed

Jul. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys say his statements weren't voluntary, violated...

Virginia GOP House speaker pushes for another tuition freeze

Jul. 19, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to prioritize education spending if he's still in power next year. Cox announced Thursday that his goal is to see Virginia teacher pay catch up to the national average in four years. The speaker is a retired teacher and said he also...

Univ. of Louisville has successful research funding haul

Jul. 19, 2019 5:08 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville says it has had its most successful year securing funding for research since 2012, with more than $150 million flowing in for projects. The university says the funding was for the fiscal year 2018-19. It's an increase of $14 million from the previous...

Florida schools to add mental health classes to curriculum

Jul. 19, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida public schools will now be required to teach students about mental health under a new mandate passed by the state board of education. The board voted unanimously on the measure on Wednesday to require that students from sixth through 12th grade take at least five hours of mental health...

University of New Mexico brings in experts to move bee hive

Jul. 19, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of swarming bees and several pounds of dripping honeycomb have been removed from a building on the University of New Mexico's main campus. Officials said Thursday the bee hive was nested within the decorative trim over a window near one of the entrances of the Maxwell...

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

Lawsuit will not interrupt Alaska public school funding

Jul. 19, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit between state government branches will not interrupt funding of Alaska's public schools. The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that schools are scheduled to receive their first monthly payments within the next week. The Alaska Legislature filed a lawsuit Tuesday...

No charges in shooting that killed Colorado football player

Jul. 18, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in the shooting death of a Colorado Mesa University football player. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that after months of investigation, Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein said he would not currently be able to...

Ex-Illinois student's life spared in killing of scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal where her...