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Trump faces backlash over plan to dip into Pell reserves

May. 14, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

Education advocates say a Trump administration plan to use federal Pell Grant money to fund space exploration would jeopardize aid for future college students and could trigger a budgeting crisis within just a few years. The plan aims to redirect $1.9 billion from a Pell Grant surplus to jumpstart other projects,...

Trump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

May. 13, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to shift money for Pell Grants for college education to fund new spending, including a $1.6 billion bump for NASA to return American astronauts to the moon by 2024. Under a budget amendment sent to Congress Monday evening, the administration would use an...

Synagogue didn't get to fund security upgrades before attack

May. 2, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Leaders at a Southern California synagogue knew they needed to increase security around their front door a year before a gunman walked through it and opened fire. The Chabad of Poway synagogue sought a $150,000 federal grant to install gates and more secure doors, but it took nearly a...

California governor aims to hike security grants

Apr. 29, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor vowed on Monday to spend $15 million for increased security at "soft targets" like the synagogue where a gunman opened fire over the weekend, killing one worshipper. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will include the money in his $144 billion general fund...

With billions to spend, feds unsure who lacks broadband

Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to her brother's place...

DeVos defends plan to eliminate Special Olympics funding

Mar. 27, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed her plan to...

Duke University pays $112M to settle faked-research lawsuit

Mar. 25, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician's fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday. The private university in Durham submitted claims for dozens...