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Band students take field with musician-friendly face masks

Oct. 31, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — When the marching band from Fort Myers High school took the field at halftime Thursday night, the students modeled a specially made face mask that is built with health, safety and functionality in mind. The cloth mask features an opening around the mouth, allowing musicians to play...

Art museum criticized for keeping Native American objects

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — The Mimbres Collection at the Weisman Art Museum has a long and complicated past. First excavated by anthropology professors and students in the 1920s, the collection of human remains and burial belongings was housed at the University of Minnesota before being transferred to the...

King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, waves as he arrives to participate in a graduation ceremony at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai king hands out diplomas at protest movement stronghold

Oct. 30, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king presided over a university graduation ceremony Friday at a stronghold of a protest movement seeking to reduce the monarchy's powers, after activists issued a call for students to boycott the event. There was no way to confirm how many heeded the call, though videos of the...

FILE - In this Thursday April 25, 2019 file photo, Sen. Del Marsh talk with the media about the lottery bill during a recess in the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala. Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that he will not seek reelection to the Alabama Legislature. Marsh told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he was ready to move on after more than two decades in Montgomery.  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP, File)

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Marsh won't seek reelection

Oct. 30, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Longtime Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh said Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022. Marsh, a Republican from Anniston, is in his sixth term in the Alabama Senate and has been elected president pro tempore, the chamber's most powerful position, three times....

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, photo, plastic and other debris sits on the beach on Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. According to a study released on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, more than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

Oct. 30, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash. In 2016 — the last year enough data was available...

California Gov. says his kids "phasing back" into classrooms

Oct. 30, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday his children are among those resuming in-person classes after months of distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom, whose four children attend private school, said he believes children learn best in the classroom and his...

700 virus cases reported last week in Alabama public schools

Oct. 30, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama public schools reported 723 cases of COVID-19 among students, teachers and employees in the last week, according to a new state dashboard that debuted Friday. It shows the number of cases reported by school systems to the state, but not numbers by individual schools....

FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows a sign outside of an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy campus in Annapolis, Md. A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman has asked a federal judge in Maryland to block his expulsion over messages he posted on social media, including one in which he said Breonna Taylor received “justice” when police killed the Black woman during a drug raid on her Kentucky home. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander didn't immediately rule Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 after presiding over a hearing on Chase Standage’s request for an order allowing him to graduate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Midshipman asks judge to block his removal over tweets

Oct. 30, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Chase Standage, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman facing expulsion over social media posts, sees himself as a casualty of a campus “culture war." Academy leaders say the damage to his military career was self-inflicted. An academy official recommended disenrolling the white...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

Oct. 30, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College. That's the situation for the Tigers, however, after Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. He is out against the Eagles (4-2, 3-2 Atlantic...

FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, a University of Connecticut student pushes a button at a crosswalk outside one of the student dormitories, in Storrs, Conn. On Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, the university ordered residential students in Storrs to stay away from all off-campus social gatherings until the middle of next week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

UConn bars students from off-campus events amid virus spike

Oct. 30, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The University of Connecticut on Friday ordered residential students in Storrs to stay away from all off-campus social gatherings until the middle of next week amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. UConn reported 15 new positive tests for the new coronavirus on Friday, the highest single-day number since late...