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Police: Man with machete smears blood on sorority house

Sep. 28, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a machete smeared satanic and sadistic messages in blood on a sorority house at a North Carolina college and on a vehicle belonging to a student living there, police said Monday. East Carolina University Police Cpt. Chris Sutton told WITN that someone flagged down a...

Emad Abdeljawwad sells grilled hot dogs and beverages out of a converted van in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. With dine-in restaurants mostly closed due to health restrictions, food trucks have allowed entrepreneurial palestinian businessmen to find a way to keep working. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard-hit West Bank

Sep. 28, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard. But one part of the dining sector is bucking the trend: food trucks. With dine-in restaurants mostly closed due to health restrictions, food trucks have allowed entrepreneurial businessmen to find a way to keep working....

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Harrisburg International Airport, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's dubious claims on health care, court

Sep. 28, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't providing all the facts when he promises that people with preexisting medical problems will always be covered by health insurance if “Obamacare” is ruled unconstitutional. Eager to get conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett quickly confirmed to the...

A limited number of fans in the student section, seated according to COVID-19 restrictions requiring social distancing and masks, watch in the first half an NCAA college football game between LSU and Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Cal State Long Beach campus announces quarantine

Sep. 26, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. — All California State University, Long Beach, students who live on campus have been placed in quarantine after five students tested positive for COVID-19 and all in-person instruction will be halted for two weeks. University President Jane Close Conoley said in a statement that the...

Uptick: New York logs more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

Sep. 26, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day, marking the first time since June 5 the state has seen a daily number that high. The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, a trend possibly related to...

A fan sits among cardboard cutouts of other fans before the first half of an NCAA college football game between Mississippi and Florida in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities are determined...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019 file photo Wichita State University's President Jay Golden poses for a photo on campus in Wichita, Kan. Wichita State University President Golden resigned Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, less than a year after he was hired, the Kansas Board of Regents said Friday. (Jamie Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP File)

Kansas college president who canceled Ivanka speech resigns

Sep. 25, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state university president in Kansas whose decision in June to cancel a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump angered donors and others resigned Friday, after less than a year in the job. The Board of Regents, which oversees Kansas' higher education system, did not say why Wichita State...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

Sep. 25, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got back in the game Thursday night, The Pac-12 set Nov. 6 to start a seven-game season, joining the Big Ten in overturning August decisions to punt on fall...