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National Spelling Bee reflects the economic success and cultural impact of immigrants from India

May. 26, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

When Balu Natarajan became the first Indian American champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985, a headline on an Associated Press article read, “Immigrants’ son wins National Spelling Bee,” with the first paragraph noting the champion “speaks his parents’ native Indian...

Globe-trotting archeologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

May. 25, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuyler Jones, a globe-trotting American adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones' stepdaughter, Cassandra Da'Luz Vieira-Manion, posted on her Facebook page that Jones died on May 17. She...

Up close and personal, cicadas display Nature's artwork. Discerning beholders find beauty in bugs.

May. 25, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

With rich reds, gentle greens and basic blacks, Nature's screaming, crawling artwork is the epitome of rare beauty — at least in the eyes of some beholders. To others, it may seem just creepy. It's a colorful, ever-changing canvas of bugs. Lots of them. A...

Uvalde families sue Meta and Call of Duty maker on second anniversary of school attack

May. 24, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Families in Uvalde took more legal action Friday on the second anniversary of the Robb Elementary School attack, suing Meta Platforms, which owns Instagram, and the maker of the video game Call of Duty over claims the companies bear responsibility for products used by the...

NYC college suspends officer who told pro-Palestinian protester ‘I support killing all you guys’

May. 24, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A campus safety officer at a public college in New York City has been suspended after footage circulated online showing him cursing at pro-Palestinian protesters during a graduation ceremony and saying he supported killing them all, the school confirmed Friday. An...

Pronouns and tribal affiliations are now forbidden in South Dakota public university employee emails

May. 24, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

A new South Dakota policy to stop the use of gender pronouns by public university faculty and staff in official correspondence is also keeping Native American employees from listing their tribal affiliations in a state with a long and violent history of conflict with tribes. Two...

UCLA police arrest young man for alleged felony assault in attack on pro-Palestinian encampment

May. 24, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after counterprotesters attacked a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles, police have made their first arrest, detaining an 18-year-old who is not a student or affiliated with the school in any way, officials said Friday. ...

What comes next for Ohio's teacher pension fund? Prospects of a 'hostile takeover' are being probed

May. 24, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A battle is under way for the future of Ohio’s $94 billion teacher pension fund, as would-be reformers’ attempts to deliver long-promised benefits to retirees with the help of an aggressive investment firm touting an untested AI-driven trading strategy face intense...

With college athletes on cusp of revenue-sharing, there are Title IX questions that must be answered

May. 24, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

The looming athlete pay system that will upend the traditional college sports model and still-to-be-determined details about how millions of dollars will be distributed are certain to bring questions about gender equity. Of special interest will be whether schools must comply with...

NCAA, leagues back $2.8 billion settlement, setting stage for current, former athletes to be paid

May. 23, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

The NCAA and the nation's five biggest conferences announced Thursday night that they have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-sharing model that could start steering millions of dollars...