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Friends and fellow writers pay tribute at Roth memorial

Sep. 25, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth had it all planned. "Many years ago, I received in the mail a letter in which he outlined the instructions for his memorial service," his close friend Joel Conarroe told a gathering of hundreds Tuesday during a tribute at the midtown Manhattan branch of the New York Public...

Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Sep. 25, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

YOSHIKAWA, Japan (AP) — It's drawing time at this suburban nursery school in Japan, but instead of crayons, tiny fingers are tapping on colors on iPad screens and taking selfies. Digital schooling has arrived in this nation long known for its zealous commitment to "three R's" education. Coby Preschool, in...

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

Sep. 25, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist. Ed Meek last week requested his name be removed from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. He did so...

Low-income minority community debates Phoenix rail extension

Sep. 25, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The defiant message hangs under the Mexican bakery's Spanish-language sign in Phoenix's poorest neighborhood, rejecting the city's idea of progress: "4 LANES OR NO TRAIN." Similar placards are plastered along the proposed new leg of Phoenix's light-rail system, a plan that progressed quietly...

State lawsuit calls multiple fouls on hoops recruiting firm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York basketball recruiting business lured players with college and professional aspirations through false claims of providing "the very best" coaching, training and educational facilities only to leave some players crammed into inadequate housing, underfed and...

The Latest: 2 public schools in NC uninhabitable after storm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): 4 p.m. A North Carolina school superintendent says two of the six schools in his system will have to be demolished because of water damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Jones County School Superintendent...

Boyd approved as University of Tennessee interim president

Sep. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the selection of Knoxville businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd as the university system's interim president. Board members voted Tuesday on the recommendation that Trustees Chairman John...

Lawsuit blaming schools for bullying, suicide can proceed

Sep. 25, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit accusing an Ohio school district of denying and covering up bullying of an 8-year-old boy who killed himself will be allowed to proceed. A federal judge on Monday denied Cincinnati Public Schools' request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Gabriel Taye's parents who...

College players get education on court at women's World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 9:39 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threat

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 AM EDT

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A Florida 13-year-old who threatened to shoot up a school in a group chat on Instagram now faces a felony charge after another juvenile alerted adults. A Pembroke Pines police news release says the boy was arrested Monday on a charge of making a false report concerning the use...