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FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as President Donald Trump holds an executive order that he signed during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House campaign to help jobless 'find something new'

Jul. 14, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” The opening ad in the “Find Something New” campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing their stories....

FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'

Jul. 14, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that “none of us lie” to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump had retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, “we have to get the virus under...

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Jul. 13, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Jul. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November. The U.S. has become a cautionary...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, Texas players sing

Texas keeps 'The Eyes of Texas' despite athlete demands

Jul. 13, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

The University of Texas announced a series of steps Monday intended to make itself more welcoming to its Black students but stopped short of shelving “The Eyes of Texas” song that a number of athletes have said needs to go because it has racist undertones. Jay Hartzell, the interim president of the...

Longtime coach, executive Craig Robinson hired to lead NABC

Jul. 13, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Craig Robinson has been a successful businessman with a range of financial institutions. He has led college basketball programs from the relatively small Ivy League to the powerful Pac-12. He even has spent time in the front office of NBA franchises, including the Milwaukee Bucks...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. Some institutions, including Harvard, have announced that all instruction will be offered remotely in the fall during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

More than 200 schools back lawsuit over foreign student rule

Jul. 13, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing. The schools have signed...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian youth, trailed by his friends, gropes a woman crossing the street with her friends in Cairo, Egypt. In the summer of 2020, more than a hundred allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against a former student at a top university have roiled Egypt, sparking a renewed #MeToo campaign in a country where sexual assault and harassment are rampant. The case has prompted the Sunni Muslim world’s foremost religious institution, to speak out on sexual harassment and assault, and voice support for victims. Authorities have arrested the accused man pending investigations, and are working to amend the country's laws to protect the identities of victims of sexual crimes. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper, File)

Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in Egypt

Jul. 13, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Their accounts are similar. The girls and women describe meeting the young man — a former student at Egypt's most elite university — in person and online, followed by deceit, then escalating sexual harassment, assault, blackmail or rape. Some were minors when the alleged crimes...

A woman wearing a face mask exits the Atwood Building, a downtown Anchorage, Alaska, building where many state offices are located on Monday, June 29, 2020. The Municipality of Anchorage on Monday instituted a requirement that most people should wear masks in indoor public settings, but Attorney General Kevin Clarkson sent an email to state employees saying that state buildings within the municipality were exempt from that order. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

The Latest: Mexico tops 35,000 deaths, 4th highest toll

Jul. 12, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to...

Upperclass midshipmen to return to Naval Academy this month

Jul. 12, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — First and second class midshipmen will begin to return to the Naval Academy in Annapolis in about a week under a staggered plan. The midshipmen's return will start on or about July 20, Naval Academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas told the Capital Gazette on Friday. The fall semester...