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No COVID-19 at youth center; cases rise among out-of-staters

Jul. 3, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Universal testing at a youth detention center has yielded no positive cases of coronavirus, the Maine Department of Connections said. The state conducted campus-wide testing at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland after a person who was being released from the...

Field set in fight to succeed Rep. Peter King in Congress

Jul. 3, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The field is now set in the battle to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Peter King in Congress. State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino has won the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional district on Long Island, defeating fellow Assemblyman Mike LiPetri. In the district’s Democratic...

President of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico, left, and Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte leave after listening to ISTAT's (Italian National Institute of Statistics) annual report, in Rome, Friday, July 3, 2020. One of Italy’s highest institutional leaders has slammed Egypt’s stance in a probe to bring to justice the torturers and killers of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. Roberto Fico, president of the Parliament’s lower Chamber of Deputies, told Italian state TV on Friday that lack of satisfactory cooperation from Egyptian prosecutors amounted to a ‘’punch in the face″ of Italy.  (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Italy slams Egypt's stance on killing as 'punch in the face'

Jul. 3, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The president of the lower house of Italy's Parliament has slammed Egypt’s stance in a probe to bring to justice the torturers and killers of an Italian doctoral student who disappeared in Cairo while researching labor movements in Egyt. Chamber of Deputies President Roberto Fico told...

2 dead after shooting near North Carolina college campus

Jul. 3, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Two people have died after a shooting near a North Carolina college campus, police said Friday. Greensboro police were dispatched to a location neat the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, news sources reported. Authorities identified the victims as Rodney Letroy...

Ohio school district dropping Redskins name for sports teams

Jul. 3, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins. The Forest Hills Board of Education voted 4-1 on Thursday to “retire” the name and mascot at Anderson High School. A new name has not been chosen, and...

UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks

Jul. 3, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black people and whether slavery should be considered genocide. Starkey said in an interview for a YouTube show...

Hampton University to hold only online classes in the fall

Jul. 3, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Hampton University has announced that it will offer only online classes in the fall due to the coronavirus outbreak. University President William R. Harvey said in a letter to campus Wednesday that the decision was based on the spread of the virus and warnings from top federal health...

Indiana students can return to sports, school activities

Jul. 3, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Despite extended restrictions for Indiana restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, ongoing concerns over the coronavirus won't hamper students' return to school sports and activities next week. The state’s reopening plan had called for Indiana to lift nearly all coronavirus...

Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

Jul. 3, 2020 9:12 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Disney said in a blog post on Thursday that the internship's participants won't be among those returning to work when it reopens its Florida theme parks later this month....

New West Virginia State president is North Carolina provost

Jul. 3, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State University Board of Governors announced on Thursday it has chosen Nicole Pride to become the 12th president of the University. Pride is the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,...