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Jimmy Carter won't teach Sunday school days after procedure

May. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter canceled plans to teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip. "Though he is progressing well, he underestimated the amount of time he would need to recover from his recent hip replacement," Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in...

School investigates racist post from board member's Facebook

May. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MCMURRAY, Pa. (AP) — A school district outside Pittsburgh says it's investigating a racist Facebook post that appeared to have been published on a school board member's personal page. Screenshots have been circulating of the since-removed post which looked like it was been made by Peters Township School...

University of Oklahoma law dean named interim president

May. 17, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A law school dean will serve as University of Oklahoma's interim president following the sudden resignation of the school's current leader, who'd served less than a year in his role. The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents says OU Law School Dean Joseph Harroz Jr. will serve as...

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip

May. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Carter, 94, was released Thursday morning from a Georgia hospital after getting a hip replacement. He plans to continue recuperating at...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won't seek contract extension

May. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's...

Racial slur in prom proposal draws school principal's ire

May. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A social media photo showing two Southern California high school students laughing while displaying a prom proposal poster containing a racial slur against black people drew a stern reaction from their principal Wednesday. "Racist words and racist acts have no place in...

University of Oklahoma regents to consider interim president

May. 15, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will consider naming an interim or acting university president this week. The board will meet Thursday in Oklahoma City following Sunday's announcement by President James Gallogly that he would step down after less than a year on the job once...

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...

Paper wins contempt case over Parkland shooting suspect

May. 13, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a Florida school board's request that a newspaper and two reporters be held in contempt for publishing information about the former student charged with last year's campus massacre. Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Monday dismissed the Broward County School...

University of Oklahoma president announces resignation

May. 12, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly, whose short tenure at the state's flagship university included a sexual misconduct probe of its longtime former president and bitter student reaction to a racist incident on campus, announced his resignation on Sunday. A former energy...