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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's Western swing to highlight Olympics, 2020 campaign

Feb. 13, 2020 1:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and raise millions for his reelection campaign next week as part of a three-day, four-state swing to Western states. The White House says Trump will also discuss water supply and delivery issues...

Georgia's public safety chief resigns after cheating scandal

Feb. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s public safety chief says he’s stepping down just weeks after an entire graduating class of the State Patrol’s Trooper School was fired or resigned after being accused of cheating on an online exam. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Col. Mark McDonough...

Montana university enrollment dips, but retention rate rises

Feb. 12, 2020 3:59 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Enrollment at the University of Montana has continued to fall despite improvements in retention and student enrollment growth in graduate and law schools. The university has seen declining enrollment since a record high point in fall 2011, with current numbers showing a nearly 35%...

Massachusetts ranks high on Advanced Placement exam results

Feb. 8, 2020 11:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — For the fourth consecutive year, Massachusetts has been ranked the nation's top state for the percentage of its graduating class that scored a three or higher on an Advanced Placement exam. That's according to results released this week by the College Board that found that for the first...

Pennsylvania's big higher education problem gets a spotlight

Feb. 8, 2020 10:21 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov . Tom Wolf's proposal to start a major new scholarship program for students at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities caused a stir over his idea to divert the money from a sacred cow, but it also spotlit an uncomfortable truth about Pennsylvania's ragged performance on higher...

United Airlines buys flight academy to gain source of pilots

Feb. 5, 2020 6:38 PM EST

United Airlines said Wednesday it is buying a flight academy to help produce a new supply of trained pilots, an unusual approach to deal with the wave of retirements now hitting the airline industry. United will take over the Westwind School of Aeronautics in Phoenix. The airline said it expects the academy to...

BC-OR--Oregon Editorial Rdp

Feb. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: The Oregonian/OregonLive, Feb. 2, on possible walkout by GOP in Salem": The 2020 legislative session hasn’t even started but Senate Republicans seem ready to call it dead. With the Democratic majority aiming to pass a carbon cap-and-trade bill over...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp takes questions from the media at the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta. Kemp and state Superintendent Richard Woods are announcing a plan Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, to cut five mandatory standardized tests for Georgia public school students, including four in high school. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage, File)

Georgia officials seek to end 5 tests for state students

Feb. 4, 2020 2:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp and state Superintendent Richard Woods announced a plan Tuesday to cut five mandatory standardized tests for Georgia public school students, including four in high school. The Republican officials are also trying to cut the length of state tests and evaluate local tests that...

Firefighters representing 13 departments to graduate

Feb. 2, 2020 4:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Firefighters who will go to work at 13 departments across Massachusetts are scheduled to graduate from the state firefighting academy this week. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion...

Candidates, students to attend youth climate town hall

Feb. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Presidential candidates and students from New Hampshire high schools, universities and graduate programs will share the stage at a Youth Climate & Clean Energy Town Hall in Concord. “This event shines the spotlight on candidates' climate plans while turning up the volume on...