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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, July 13, 2020, lawyers for the couple, who admitted to paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits, asked a judge to lower their bail from $1 million to $100,000, saying they will not flee ahead of their August sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli want $1M bail cut ahead of sentencing

Jul. 14, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli urged a judge to cut their bail from $1 million to $100,000, saying they will not flee ahead of their sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. In a court filing on Monday, lawyers for...

Hawaii public schools to use a mix of approaches in new year

Jul. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Public schools in Hawaii are expected to offer a combination of on-campus and online education models mixing schedules and student body sizes to reduce health threats from the coronavirus pandemic. Principals across the state consulted with staff and community members to select learning...

Man pleads guilty to weapons count in football game shooting

Jul. 14, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in connection with a shooting at a high school football playoff game last year that led to the death of a 10-year-old spectator has pleaded guilty to a weapons count. Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County...

Missouri ex-governor rushes to scene of double homicide

Jul. 14, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was on the scene of a double homicide near Saint Louis University, where he rendered first aid to the shooting victims, according to news reports. Greitens and a friend were in the area having dinner when a barrage of gunshots rang out just after 8 p.m....

FILE - In this April 22, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump watches as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'

Jul. 14, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that “none of us lie” to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump had retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, “we have to get the virus under...

FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. When used responsibly, credit cards are a way to build credit history, but they’re not for everyone. Consumers with little to no credit history, or those who have bad credit, may not qualify for cards with reasonable and affordable terms. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Millennial Money: Is it OK to never have a credit card?

Jul. 14, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

Thanks to quick online applications and, in some cases, instant approval, credit cards make it as easy to build your credit history as it is to make purchases. But they can also make it easy to fall into debt if you struggle to pay on time or tend to spend more than you have. As a result, some people regard...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as President Donald Trump holds an executive order that he signed during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House campaign urges jobless to 'find something new'

Jul. 14, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to go out and “find something new.” The opening ad in the “Find Something New” campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks to reporters following a GOP policy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it. Some advisers are advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe. This comes Congress is compiling the next COVID-19 relief bill. McConnell said July 13 schooling will be a priority in the coming package.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid bill

Jul. 14, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it, with some advisers advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe as Congress compiles the next COVID-19 relief bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

WVU gets $2.2M grant for stroke research

Jul. 14, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has received a $2.2 million federal grant for stroke research, officials said Monday. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's National Institute of General Medical Sciences...

Vanderbilt opposes new visa rules for international students

Jul. 14, 2020 4:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University has joined an effort to stop federal guidelines that would force international students to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall. Vanderbilt said Monday it joined dozens of other universities in a...