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Millions fear eviction as US housing crisis worsens

Jun. 16, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 4 million people say they fear being evicted or foreclosed upon in the coming months, just as two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic. ...

Training to start soon on Louisiana's new rules for colleges

Jun. 16, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's college administrators will start receiving training this summer on new requirements for how sexual misconduct claims must be handled and what safety measures must be enacted, the state's higher education chief said Wednesday. ...

WVa group loses court case over bid to open charter school

Jun. 16, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Supreme Court has turned back a petition from a group whose attempt to open the state's first charter school was rejected in two northern counties. School boards in Monongalia and Preston counties denied separate applications in...

Athletes abused by late doctor demand U-Michigan probe

Jun. 16, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former athletes on Wednesday urged the University of Michigan's governing board to launch a full investigation of sexual abuse committed by a late doctor and how the school failed to stop him during his decades on campus. Standing near the...

Loan relief granted to defrauded for-profit college students

Jun. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

The U.S. Education Department said Wednesday it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates’ success in finding jobs. The Biden administration said it is approving 18,000 loan...

West Virginia University plans to fully open campuses

Jun. 16, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University plans to fully open its campuses this fall due to recent drops in COVID-19 cases across the country. In a news release Tuesday, the university cited state figures showing the number of active coronavirus cases statewide...

Advocates mark DACA's 9th anniversary, urge Congress to act

Jun. 15, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immigration advocates in Nevada marked the ninth anniversary Tuesday of the Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation but urged Congress to pass permanent protections. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as...

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

Jun. 15, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan...

Ducey blocks ASU policy requiring masks for unvaccinated

Jun. 15, 2021 19:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday blocked a new Arizona State University policy that would have required unvaccinated students to submit to twice-weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a mask, calling the decision “bad policy.” The Republican governor issued an...

GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'

Jun. 15, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will struggle to vaccinate residents and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, one of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's top aides said. ...