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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, members of the senior class march past a statue of George Washington during Parade Day at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 1,106 members of Class of 2020 returned West Point for a graduation ceremony this month amid a pandemic, and at least 15 tested positive for the coronavirus.
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West Point preps for graduation, some in class test positive

Jun. 3, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

More than 15 members of West Point's graduating class tested positive for the coronavirus upon their return to the the U.S. Military Academy, which is preparing to host President Donald Trump for an unusual graduation ceremony that has been criticized as too risky during a pandemic. Trump's announcement in April...

FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Janet Napolitano responds to a question while appearing before a Joint Legislative Audit Committee in Sacramento, Calif. The University of California will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admission requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California residents after that, a landmark decision by the prestigious university system. The UC’s governing body, the Board of Regents, voted 23-0 Thursday, May 21, 2020 to approve a proposal by Napolitano that phases the tests out over five years, at which point the UC aims to have developed its own test. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

University of California to drop SAT, ACT test requirements

May. 21, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admission requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California residents after that, a landmark decision by the prestigious university system. The UC’s governing body, the Board of Regents, voted 23-0...

Alabama's State Health Officer Scott Harris speaks at the State Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, May 8, 2020. (Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

High school graduations to test virus rules in Alabama

May. 12, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The high school graduation season will present a test of Alabama’s ability to reopen society without hastening the spread of the new coronavirus as thousands gather for ceremonies at some of the state's largest schools. As many as 2,500 people will be allowed at a Tuesday...

The Latest: Madison allows homeless to camp in certain parks

May. 7, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The city of Madison is allowing homeless people to camp in certain city parks and greenways to help protect them against the coronavirus. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway signed an emergency order on Thursday....

Guilty plea in bogus online threat to Pennsylvania college

Apr. 20, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An Alaska man has pleaded guilty to making a bogus online threat that disrupted exams and a graduation ceremony at an eastern Pennsylvania college almost two years ago. Gavin Lee Casdorph, 21, of Anchorage pleaded guilty to one count of willfully making false threats in connection with...

People walk on Day Boulevard which has been closed to traffic to reduce crowding on the adjacent sidewalk and allow social distancing, Saturday, April 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Virus in New England: Mobile hospital; Soldier home deaths

Apr. 11, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

A look at developments around New England related to the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MASSACHUSETTS The number of people in Massachusetts who have died from COVID-19 rose to 686 Saturday, an increase of 87. The number of residents who have tested positive for the coronavirus that causes the disease rose to more than...