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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

Officials report Oregon's largest daily COVID-19 case count

Sep. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority reported 457 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the state's largest daily total since the the start of the pandemic. Officials attributed the rise in cases to Labor Day celebrations, the return of college students to campus and the interruption of testing...

Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis announces the state's phase three openings at news conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.  DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state’s economy despite the spread of the coronavirus. (John Pendygraft/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: Iowa reports new cases in schools, nursing homes

Sep. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Data from state health and education departments indicate the virus is circulating...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, people rest on grass while reading at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Brown women's sports settlement gets preliminary approval

Sep. 25, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

A federal judge on Friday gave preliminary approval to a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school's decision to drop several women's varsity sports. The settlement announced earlier this month restores the women’s equestrian and women’s...

File-Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Brian Kelly has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s Camping World Bow victory over Iowa State. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

Sep. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the Mountain West was zeroing in on a possible late October start to its football season. No. 7 Notre Dame’s game at Wake Forest on Saturday was postponed...

Minnesota halts COVID-19 study after reports of intimidation

Sep. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota officials have stopped a COVID-19 testing study after multiple reports that state and federal public health workers were greeted by racial and ethnic slurs as they went door-to-door. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pulled federal surveyors out of Minnesota...

HBCU president: Student's BB gun suspension should be voided

Sep. 25, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college has asked a Louisiana school superintendent to revoke the punishment of a fourth grader who was suspended from school because his teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual lesson. Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough urged...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Iowa athletic director Gary Barta answers questions during a news conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team sued the school Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced last month that men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and men's gymnastics would be cut after this school year. (Joseph Cress//Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP, File)

Bias suit seeks to block Iowa from cutting women's swim team

Sep. 25, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members of the University of Iowa women's swimming and diving team filed a legal complaint against the school Friday, arguing that a decision to eliminate their program violates a landmark gender equity law. The complaint argues that Iowa is not offering equal opportunities for...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Biden for President Black economic summit at Camp North End in Charlotte, N.C. The final stretch of a presidential campaign is typically a nonstop mix of travel, caffeine and adrenaline. But as the worst pandemic in a century bears down on the United States, Joe Biden is taking a lower key approach. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Biden's push for unity faces test with Supreme Court fight

Sep. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

From the opening of his third presidential bid, Joe Biden has argued that he is in a unique position to mend a fractured nation and work — even with Republicans — to “unify the country” into some semblance of consensus. That central thesis of the Democratic presidential nominee's...

School, teen agree to end lawsuit over sexual assault note

Sep. 25, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Cape Elizabeth School Department has agreed to remove any record of discipline against a student who posted a note about sexual assault in a bathroom last year, ending an almost yearlong lawsuit. Aela Mansmann, 16, sued the district when her high school suspended her for posting...