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Calipari calls Kentucky a 'basketball school,' riling Stoops

Aug. 11, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

John Calipari's push for upgraded practice facilities for his Kentucky basketball team drew a sharp jab from Wildcats football coach Mark Stoops on Twitter after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the university as a “basketball school” in an interview. Before the Wildcats’...

21,000 fish die in ‘catastrophic failure’ at UC Davis

Aug. 11, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — About 21,000 fish died of possible chlorine exposure at a University of California, Davis research and care facility, school officials said Thursday. The university is investigating a “catastrophic failure” at the UC Davis Center for Aquatic Biology and...

Roach succeeds Burch as WVa superintendent of schools

Aug. 11, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — David Roach, who has led the School Building Authority of West Virginia, will be the next state superintendent of schools. The state Board of Education selected Roach as superintendent on Wednesday. Roach has been executive director of the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 08, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Ohio Ethics Commission - Fix it or eliminate it Ohio’s financial disclosure law doesn’t work and must be fixed. That the Ohio Ethics Commission failed to see a violation in a widely reported example of...

UMaine AD is headed to Division III Southwestern University

Aug. 08, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — University of Maine athletics director Ken Ralph is departing to serve at a Division III college in Texas. Ralph, who came do NCAA Division 1 Maine from Colorado College, will wrap up his duties at month’s end before reporting for duty at Southwestern...

Mississippi teen charged after bringing loaded gun to campus

Aug. 05, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss (AP) — A teenage student was taken into custody Friday morning after bringing a loaded handgun to a south Mississippi campus. The teen, 15, is a student at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, WLOX-TV reported. Harrison County Sheriff Troy...

Feds: $401M will add high-speed internet to rural US places

Jul. 28, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The federal government is pledging $401 million in grants and loans to expand the reach and improve the speed of internet for rural residents, tribes and businesses in remote parts of 11 states from Alaska to Arkansas. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told...

Israeli army says Hamas is rebuilding capabilities in Gaza

Jul. 27, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

EREZ MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) — The Israeli army said on Wednesday that Hamas has rebuilt some of the capabilities that were damaged during last year's Gaza war, including three new tunnels and a series of weapons manufacturing and storage sites. The army published aerial imagery...

Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

Jul. 25, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly transmissible variants, filling families with dread. They fear the return of a pandemic scourge: outbreaks that sideline large numbers of teachers, close school buildings and force students back into remote...

Mask wearing required in Kentucky's largest school district

Jul. 24, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's largest school district will require universal masking on school property as Jefferson County moves into the highest level of COVID-19 community spread. The change begins Monday and lasts until Jefferson County comes out of the red, media outlets...