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This image from video provided by the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign shows Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as he announces he is ending his presidential campaign Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Burlington, Vt. (Bernie Sanders for President via AP)

Biden woos skeptical Sanders backers on health, college debt

Apr. 9, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attempted to lure progressives to his presidential campaign on Thursday with promises to expand Medicare and forgive college debt. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee backed lowering the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60 while also pledging to cancel student...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston.

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Apr. 9, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that are being talked about today: 1. FEDS DENY ALLEGATIONS FROM LOUGHLIN: Federal prosecutors are denying allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin enters through the back door at federal court in Boston for a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Federal prosecutors in a legal document filed late Wednesday, April 8, 2020, denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Feds deny claims of misconduct in college admissions case

Apr. 9, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors denied allegations that investigators deliberately withheld and fabricated evidence to entrap actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents charged with cheating the college admissions process. Prosecutors told a judge...

This photo provided by Jennifer C Hughes shows Emily Hughes as she poses for a photo in her home office in Xenia, Ohio on April 5, 2020. Hughes, in her final year of Law School at the University of Cincinnati, is studying to pass the bar exam. However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization that develops the exam — the National Conference of Bar Examiners — has raised the possibility that the July test may not be offered. But it doesn't plan to decide until May 5, leaving some 46,000 law students in limbo. (Jennifer C Hughes via AP)

Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

Apr. 9, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. “Does anyone know what these dates are?” he asked. One student hummed the...

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, Michigan coach Erik Bakich, center, is hugged by Michigan's Ako Thomas (4) as they watch Vanderbilt celebrate after Vanderbilt defeated Michigan to win Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb. As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining.

College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

Apr. 8, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach Erik Bakich sees a silver lining. “I do think the coming years will be the deepest college baseball has ever been,” he said. Division I programs stand to benefit because of...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, new Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach, speaks before reporters and school supporters at the university in Starkville, Miss., after being officially introduced as the head coach. Leach apologized Thursday, April 2, 2020, for a tweet that displayed a meme of a woman knitting her husband a noose as they were self-quarantined. Leach removed the tweet, which was posted Wednesday night. He posted on Twitter that he didn’t mean to offend anyone. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Mississippi State AD 'disappointed' in Leach's noose tweet

Apr. 7, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach is expected to participate in “listening sessions” with student and community groups and tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after he tweeted an image of a noose last week. Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen released...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Mark Hamilton bats during a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in St. Louis. On Friday, April 10, 2020, under an accelerated schedule prompted by dire circumstances, the former big leaguer is set to graduate a month early from medical school on Long Island. Next stop for the rookie doc, most likely, the first-hand fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

Apr. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work. But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home. “The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it,” Hamilton said. On...

A normally student filled campus square at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., is deserted in face of the coronavirus, as the liberal arts school, like many others, faces financial and enrollment challenges Friday, April 3, 2020. At present, the school has switched to on-line teaching. Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered a series of financial losses (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Apr. 7, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions. Scores of colleges say they’re taking heavy hits as they refund...

In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, a vial of the investigational drug remdesivir is visually inspected at a Gilead manufacturing site in the United States. Given through an IV, the medication is designed to interfere with an enzyme that reproduces viral genetic material. (Gilead Sciences via AP)

Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug

Apr. 6, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

The new coronavirus made Dr. Jag Singh a patient at his own hospital. His alarm grew as he saw an X-ray of his pneumonia-choked lungs and colleagues asked his wishes about life support while wheeling him into Massachusetts General’s intensive care unit. When they offered him a chance to help test...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is governing through the most dangerous crisis forced upon any U.S. leader since World War II. And just seven months before Election Day, he is entering a critical stretch that will determine his reelection, his legacy, and the character of the nation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

Apr. 6, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape his reelection prospects, his legacy and...