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Marc Jacobs finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Jun. 28, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama. “We have art in order not to die of the truth,” the German philosopher once said, a line that Jacobs...

Supreme Court backs coach in praying on field after games

Jun. 27, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who knelt and prayed on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled...

DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships

Jun. 27, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida high school students applying for the state's college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. DeSantis also signed a bill requiring...

Pennsylvania House targets colleges' fetal research in bill

Jun. 27, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to require Pennsylvania's four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions was added to a state budget bill by House Republicans on Monday. The chamber voted...

ACLU Lawsuit: Abortion ban violates Kentucky constitution

Jun. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new abortion ban is being challenged by abortion-rights supporters, who filed a lawsuit Monday that says women are being “forced to remain pregnant against their will” in violation of the state's constitution. The state's Republican attorney...

Twins cope with midseason move, pitching coach going to LSU

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wes Johnson knows the timing isn't ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It's not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain. Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over LSU's program. He said the decision took an emotional...

O'Toole wins Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

Pitcher Danielle O’Toole won the inaugural Athletes Unlimited AUX Softball competition, capping a comeback in which she went from nearly worst to first. O’Toole finished with 1,436 points in the two-week, 42-player competition that ended Sunday morning, ending up with a 1.69...

Families brace for changes to pandemic-era free school meals

Jun. 27, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — Before the pandemic, there was no room in the budget for Kate Murphy’s children to buy lunch at school. She and her husband would buy in bulk and make bag lunches at home. So the free school meals that were made available to students nationwide amid the crisis have brought...

School shooting suspect may testify at parents' trial

Jun. 27, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

Lawyers representing the parents of a Michigan teenager charged in a high school shooting that left four of his fellow students dead said Monday that they plan to call him to testify at the couple's trial. Defense attorney Shannon Smith told Oakland County Circuit Judge Cheryl...

UConn launches initiatives to help athletes make money

Jun. 27, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn announced Monday it has launched several new initiatives designed to help its athletes profit from the use of their name image and likeness. The players will receive support from the school's new “Championship Labs,” part of the Werth Institute for...