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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman points to a photo showing Lawrence Ray during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York.  Ray, an ex-convict known for his role in a scandal involving former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, was charged Tuesday with federal extortion and sex trafficking charges involving a group of students at Sarah Lawrence College. (AP Photo/Jim Mustian)

How did ex-con get away with living in his daughter's dorm?

Feb. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

It was the obvious question after news broke that a 50-year-old charged with forcing college students into prostitution met some of them while living with his daughter in campus housing. How could a father — an ex-convict, no less — live undetected or unchecked in his daughter’s dorm? Even...

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo Harvard Medical School student Aliya Feroe, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photograph on the school's campus, in Boston. Feroe recalls a flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. Medical schools are beefing up education on LBGTQ health issues. And some schools are making a big push to recruit LGBTQ medical students, backed by research showing that patients often get better care when treated by doctors who are more like them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Feb. 19, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes,...

San Diego Padres players stretch during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Minor leagues: Player raises shouldn't result in contraction

Feb. 15, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor League Baseball says planned salary raises for its players in 2021 paid by Major League Baseball should not lead to contraction, and it has sent a proposal to MLB as part of negotiations for a new agreement between the levels. The commissioner's office sent a memo, obtained by The...

FILE - In this Friday June 9, 2017 file photo, students are led out of school as members of the Fountain Police Department take part in an Active Shooter Response Training exercise at Fountain Middle School in Fountain, Colo. The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

Feb. 13, 2020 9:51 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nation's two largest teachers unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The American Federation of Teachers...

Parallel parking eliminated from Nevada driving exam

Feb. 8, 2020 7:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has eliminated the parallel parking portion of the driving skills test. The test still meets the national standards set by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators even without the parallel parking element, Department public...

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, front, and other government officials wear protective face masks before a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

The Latest: WHO: Virus could overwhelm Africa health systems

Jan. 31, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Sweden has reported its first case of a new virus that has sickened thousands. The Public Health Agency of Sweden said Friday the woman had traveled to the Wuhan region of China and arrived in Sweden on Jan....

Former White Sox minor leaguer charged with raping a child

Jan. 31, 2020 10:14 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his playing career ended has been charged with sexually assaulting a child and possession child pornography. Juan Thomas Jr., a first-baseman and right fielder who rose as high as...

Travelers wearing face masks line up to check in for an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. China counted 170 deaths from a new virus Thursday and more countries reported infections, including some spread locally, as foreign evacuees from China's worst-hit region returned home to medical observation and even isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

American Airlines pilots sue to halt flights to China

Jan. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The pilots' union at American Airlines sued on Thursday to stop the carrier from flying to China and told members not to operate flights there because of the spreading coronavirus outbreak. The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American’s 15,000 pilots, asked a state district...

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EST

1. “A Very Stable Genius” by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig (Penguin) 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. “Profiles in Corruption” by Peter Schweizer (Harper) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 5....

House resolution proposed against minor league contraction

Jan. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution Tuesday urging Major League Baseball not to follow through with its proposal to eliminate 42 current minor league teams. MLB made the proposal last year to the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the...