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At the spelling bee, the most common sound is the toughest

May. 25, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The word that knocked runner-up Naysa Modi out of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee was "Bewusstseinslage" — one of those flashy, impossible-sounding German-derived words that make the audience gasp when they are announced. Naysa believes the seemingly mundane word that...

Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat

May. 25, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday that the world is "a dangerous place" and they should expect to see combat. "Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

May. 25, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the...

Texas high school hires former Baylor coach Art Briles

May. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with...

Boston arts museum bans 2 visitors for offensive language

May. 24, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week. Principal Arturo Forrest told The Boston Globe one museum staff member...

Federal judge releases USC records in gynecologist lawsuit

May. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of "psychopathy," the Los Angeles Times reported. The confidential report was among USC...

Lawyers in Ohio State doc sex abuse case to see full report

May. 24, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men who allege they were sexually abused decades ago by an Ohio State team doctor should get to see the unredacted findings of a law firm that investigated the claims for the university, a federal judge ruled Friday. The public version released last week blacked out...

Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

May. 24, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh sanctions , De Sousa...

Maine to end non-medical exemptions for vaccinations

May. 24, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccinations in Maine. Maine has one of the highest rates of non-medical vaccine exemptions in the nation, and health officials say the opt-out rates appear to be...

3 California parents plead guilty in college cheating scheme

May. 24, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three California parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scheme. Marjorie Klapper, Jane Buckingham and Robert Flaxman pleaded guilty in Boston on Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Klapper was charged with paying...