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Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Jul. 10, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. The students from countries as diverse as...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, then-Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff watches play against the Minnesota Wild in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Jul. 9, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

Lindy Ruff impressed the New Jersey Devils with his experience from decades of coaching. Tom Fitzgerald wowed ownership with his moves in a few short months as general manager. The Devils on Thursday hired Ruff as coach and removed Fitzgerald's interim tag to give him the full-time GM job. Ruff, who coached the...

Delaware North furloughs 1,300 at Lambeau Field, Miller Park

Jul. 9, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The catering company for Lambeau Field and Miller Park says it has temporarily laid off about 1,300 employees. Delaware North notified Wisconsin labor officials to comply with the law because the layoffs could last more than six months due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter...

Bills hire Sinnarajah as VP of business administration

Jul. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Jason Sinnarajah as senior vice president of business administration. From Toronto, Sinnarajah has sports-related experience in previously working at Google, where he managed the company’s partnerships with the NFL and NHL in providing updated search...

Sabres drop lawsuit after assistant coach granted green card

Jul. 8, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres dropped their lawsuit against the federal government after immigration officials reversed course by approving the team’s strength and conditioning coach’s petition for a green card. “The matter has been resolved amicably between both...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020, file photo, Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. School districts across America are in the midst of wrenching decisions during the summer about how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with socially distanced school buses, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children as the new norm. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open

Jul. 5, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with school buses running below capacity, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected...

Release of NY driver who struck officers with SUV blocked

Jul. 2, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have temporarily blocked the release of a driver accused of striking three officers with an SUV during protests of police brutality in Buffalo. Deyanna Davis will remain jailed until at least July 7, when a judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether Davis...

Special prosecutor to review actions of Buffalo officers

Jun. 30, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state judge on Tuesday transferred an investigation of alleged police misconduct in Buffalo to a special prosecutor to avoid a conflict of interest in the district attorney’s office. The actions of two Buffalo police officers are under review after cellphone video showed them...

Border agents find big marijuana cache in truck entering US

Jun. 29, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Border agents found nearly 9500 pounds (4,300 kilograms) of marijuana hidden in a commercial truck entering Buffalo from Canada in the biggest drug seizure on record at the northern border, authorities said Monday. The driver, Prabjot Nagra, faces federal charges after an X-ray of his...

Blue Jays expect decision 'very soon' on where they'll play

Jun. 26, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Less than a week before Major League baseball teams resume training on July 1, the Toronto Blue Jays still haven’t been able to tell their players where to show up. “Sometime over the weekend, we’ll get them on their way and tell them where to report,” Blue Jays...