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Official: Virginia school athletes punished for racist posts

Sep. 19, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — An official at a Virginia high school says some of its football players have been punished for using racist taunts and slurs against their opponents in two social media videos. The Daily Press reports Poquoson City Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Parish didn't release the...

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

Sep. 18, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics. Referee...

Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to shoot up old school

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Oklahoma woman accused of threatening to carry out a mass shooting at her old high school. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says Alexis Wilson, of McAlester, was arrested Monday after a co-worker told investigators that Wilson had said...

The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

Sep. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her punishment. A...

Alaska school district backs athlete in swimsuit dispute

Sep. 10, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks. The school district said in a written...

MIT scandal highlights thorny ethics of university donations

Sep. 9, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the...

Yemeni medics say 130 bodies pulled after deadly airstrike

Sep. 7, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemeni medics said Saturday they have pulled at least 130 bodies from the rubble of a rebel-run detention center that was hit earlier this month by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the country's southwest. The attack was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war in Yemen that have...

Draft losses, suspensions hinder Mississippi State defense

Sep. 5, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Draft losses and suspensions are causing depth problems for a Mississippi State defense that ranked among the nation's best last season. Mississippi State already had to replace three first-round draft picks on defense and now has two more projected starters on that side of the...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Sep. 2, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing over 100 people and wounding dozens. The attack was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war...

The Latest: Red Cross: 100 presumed dead in Yemen airstrike

Sep. 1, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Latest on Yemen's civil war (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Red Cross says more than 100 people are "presumed killed" in Yemen after airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a detention center run by the Houthi rebels. The head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen, Franz...