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Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

Sep. 19, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. The day's lesson was the Arabic letter "Raa," and the screen...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sep. 8, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes swimmers paddling above a school of fish during a competition in Israel;...

Students take control of bus after driver passes out, dies

Sep. 7, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

SEALY, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas school district says three students took control of a moving school bus after the driver became unconscious and later died. The Sealy school district said Friday that bus driver Gerald Gardner had just picked up students at a junior high school and was leaving the...

School bus driver has 2 mishaps on 1st day of classes

Sep. 7, 2018 8:58 AM EDT

HORICON, N.Y. (AP) — The first day of school wasn't a good one for a school bus driver in upstate New York. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports the driver for the North Warren Central School District in the Adirondacks was transporting students on the first day of classes Wednesday morning when the rear...

State Farm reaches naming rights deal for Cardinals stadium

Sep. 4, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals' home field is changing its name to State Farm Stadium. The team announced Tuesday that it has reached an 18-year naming rights deal with the insurance giant. The facility has been known as University of Phoenix Stadium since it opened in 2006. Team President...

Detroit is latest big school district to turn off tap water

Sep. 3, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year Tuesday by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper — the latest setback in a state already dealing with the consequences of contaminated tap water in...

Florida State announces plans for new football facility

Sep. 2, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A new stand-alone football facility is a major facet of a fundraising campaign for Florida State University's athletic program. University President John Thrasher announced plans for the $100 million Unconquered Campaign on Sunday at Doak Campbell Stadium. The major component is a...

Random drug testing for school bus drivers in New York state

Aug. 28, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given final approval to a bill that will require all school bus drivers to submit to random drug and alcohol screening. The new law will take effect in four months. The law also prohibits bus drivers from drinking alcohol eight hours prior to their shift....

The Latest: Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

Aug. 27, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Lane's impact on Hawaii (all times local): 5 p.m. Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the No. 2 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. The National Weather Service said Monday that Lane dumped 52.02 inches (132 centimeters) of rain on...

Oklahoma dedicates center named for Blake Griffin family

Aug. 25, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Blake Griffin stood inside the new performance center on the campus where he once starred and knew this project went far beyond him. The former Oklahoma star was on hand Saturday for the dedication of the Griffin Family Performance Center. Griffin, the AP Player of the Year in 2009,...