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Lake seeks election records in suit against Arizona county

Nov. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has filed a public records lawsuit demanding Maricopa County hand over a variety of documents related to the election. Lake has refused to acknowledge that she lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs and has...

Teachers, lecturers join postal workers in UK strike action

Nov. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Most schools in Scotland were closed Thursday as thousands of teachers walked off the job, joining scores of postal workers and university lecturers across the U.K. in industrial action to demand better pay and working conditions to cope with the country's cost-of-living crisis. ...

Fordham's potent offense brings taste of Rocky Top to Bronx

Nov. 24, 2022 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Coffey Field, capacity 7,000 on the campus of Fordham University, is a long way from the Southeastern Conference — literally and figuratively — right up until the home team's offense takes the field. The Rams have brought a taste of Rocky Top to the Bronx....

Grant's 23 help Duquesne take down Alabama State 75-57

Nov. 23, 2022 23:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dae Dae Grant’s 23 points helped Duquesne defeat Alabama State 75-57 on Wednesday night. Grant added seven rebounds for the Dukes (5-1). Austin Rotroff added 12 points while shooting 4 of 5 from the field and 4 for 6 from the line, and he also had 10 rebounds...

UNL to change its fee policy after Christian group sues

Nov. 23, 2022 13:22 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will consider changing its policy on the way student fees are distributed after being sued by a Christian student group that alleged it had been discriminated against. The changes the Board of Regents will consider at its...

Athens State University president announces resignation

Nov. 23, 2022 12:23 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Athens State University's president is stepping down from the post. Philip Way on Nov. 11 announced his resignation which is effective Dec. 31. Way, the university's 37th president, has served in the role since May 2019, the university said in a news release. ...

Kentucky doctor, senator named Tennessee health commissioner

Nov. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky doctor and state senator has been appointed commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health, officials said. Ralph Alvarado, who is chief executive officer of Alvarado Medical Services and has served in the Kentucky State Senate since 2015,...

Crews battle brush fire at Indiana's Brown County State Park

Nov. 22, 2022 15:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Crews continued working Tuesday to douse a fire that began over the weekend in southern Indiana’s Brown County State Park and has scorched more than 100 acres. The brush fire was reported Sunday evening on the east side of the park, Marty Benson, a...

Wisconsin university system to end Richland degree programs

Nov. 22, 2022 12:04 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman ordered UW-Platteville's chancellor Tuesday to stop offering degree programs at the school's Richland campus in the face of declining enrollment. Rothman sent a letter to UW-Platteville interim Chancellor...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 22, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. November 18, 2022. Editorial: Actionable workforce proposals are step to a better Indiana Call us jaded. We’ve seen dozens of recommendations over the years for boosting the state’s workforce readiness and preparing Indiana for the...