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School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates

Jun. 15, 2018 8:43 AM EDT

David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time. Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field...

Texas school district where 10 fatally shot adds police

Jun. 7, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas school district where eight students and two teachers were fatally shot last month has implemented security measures increasing the number of police officers and guards on campuses. The Santa Fe Independent School District said the increased security presence began...

Judge sides with Philadelphia in 'sanctuary city' fight

Jun. 6, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said in his ruling that the conditions the federal government placed on the city...

The Latest: Mayor calls Trump a bully, hails ruling

Jun. 6, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia's legal dispute with the Trump administration over its "sanctuary city" policy (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Philadelphia's mayor is hailing a ruling that says the Trump administration can't block the flow of federal grant money over the city's handling of...

Judge rules for Philadelphia in lawsuit over withholding federal grant funds regarding "sanctuary city" policies

Jun. 6, 2018 12:29 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Judge rules for Philadelphia in lawsuit over withholding federal grant funds regarding "sanctuary city" policies.

Governor: Hurry up on getting election security grant money

May. 23, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state officials Wednesday to expedite the acquisition of a $19 million federal grant aimed at protecting the state's election systems from cyberattack, one day after the state's top elections official said the money wouldn't be available until...

Chief Wahoo protester pleads guilty to theft of grant money

May. 17, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who has held protests saying the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot is racist has pleaded guilty to stealing money from federal grants aimed at helping Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Cleveland said Wednesday that 71-year-old Robert Roche pleaded guilty to two...

Local officials, Texas governor at odds over Harvey help

May. 16, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Tensions between many Texas cities and counties and Gov. Greg Abbott over the use of the state's $11 billion rainy day fund to pay for costs associated with Hurricane Harvey resurfaced Wednesday after a group of local officials sent a letter to the governor asking for money. Houston Mayor...

City council calls for governor to veto sanctuary city ban

May. 16, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Metro Council has called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports the board voted Tuesday to approve At-large Councilwoman Erica Gilmore's move to issue the request. Gilmore is a mayoral candidate in the...

URI will try to improve fisheries management in Philippines

Apr. 23, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says it will use a $25 million federal grant to help improve the Philippines' struggling fishing industry. The Coastal Resources Center at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography will implement the five-year project to increase fish stocks by improving...