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Ohio State defensive back Shaun Wade celebrates his interception and touchdown against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Outbreak puts Ohio State's championship hopes in jeopardy

Nov. 28, 2020 9:33 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes' Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will...

Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington (3) looks for running room as Michigan linebacker Michael Barrett (23) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Penn State beats Michigan 27-17 for first victory

Nov. 28, 2020 5:58 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a year when everything seems so unusual and different, Penn State at Michigan felt particularly strange. No fans, no buzz — and not much to feel good about these days for either team. “We drive up to the Big House, and there's not a car on the road," Nittany Lions...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks during an event with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 repeated her plea to Michigan residents to limit gatherings at Thanksgiving and keep loved ones safe. Whitmer's appeal came as the state health department reported 7,592 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 134 deaths, including 61 that were added after a records review.. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Michigan governor proposes $100 million COVID-19 relief plan

Nov. 28, 2020 12:48 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants state legislators to approve a $100 million COVID-19 relief plan when they return to session during December. The Democratic governor sent a letter to leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature asking for the state-based stimulus program that...

Louisiana education leaders look to improve child literacy

Nov. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's education leaders are working on plans aimed at improving reading skills for the state's youngest students, hoping to reverse years of neglect that has stifled education achievement for decades. The Advocate reports that students from kindergarten through second grade...

Eleanor Sanchez, manager of CrossOver Healthcare Ministry's Richmond clinic, helps Sara Eunice Cruz check out Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Clinic provides safety net for Black, Latino residents

Nov. 28, 2020 9:01 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Maria Julia Cruz ruffled her purple-streaked hair while clutching a plastic Food Lion bag that contained the medicine keeping her alive. One bottle for her high blood pressure. Another for low blood sugar. Eye drops for her glaucoma. On a recent afternoon, health care workers checked...

Virus claims nearly 300 nursing home residents in 4 weeks

Nov. 27, 2020 5:08 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nearly 300 nursing home residents in Wisconsin died from COVID-19 in the most recent month reported to the federal government. The Journal Sentinel reports that’s more than 10 times the previous month. Nursing homes in Wisconsin reported that 294 residents had died of the disease...

Health clinic owner charged with theft of Medicaid funds

Nov. 27, 2020 11:16 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a health clinic based in Spokane, Washington, is facing charges of theft and money laundering after investigators alleged fraudulent Medicaid billing totaling more than $5 million since 2017. The Spokesman-Review reports Paul Means, and his firm Abilia Healthcare, were...

FILE - Gov. Bill Lee speaks during the Tennessee Higher Education Commission session of the state budget hearings Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.  A prominent voucher group’s outreach efforts to families of students “caused nothing but confusion” while Tennessee attempted to enact a program that would have allowed parents to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition. According to emails detailing the implementation efforts, officials were clashing with the American Federation for Children as it rushed to get the voucher program up and running.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Emails: School choice org caused 'confusion' in voucher plan

Nov. 27, 2020 10:17 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent voucher group's outreach efforts to families of students “caused nothing but confusion” while Tennessee attempted to enact a program that would have allowed parents to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, a state official said in emails...

File -- In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 file photo an employee of Binder, the world's largest manufacturer of serial-production environmental simulation chambers for scientific or industrial laboratories, checks an ultra low temperature freezer in Tuttlingen, Germany. Germany prepares for the vaccination of the German population during the upcoming month. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Keep cool: Germany preps vaccine drive as COVID cases hit 1M

Nov. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EST

TUTTLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Hulking gray boxes are rolling off the production line at a factory in the southern town of Tuttlingen, ready to be shipped to the front in the next phase of Germany's battle against the coronavirus as it became the latest country to hit the milestone of 1 million confirmed cases...

Baltimore County plants 300 trees to kick off Earth Day goal

Nov. 26, 2020 9:26 AM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County officials say that they've planted the first 300 trees as part of a goal to plant 5,000 in honor of Earth Day 2021 in April. The county issued a news release Monday saying that 325 trees were planted at apartment and townhome complexes in Cockeysville, Dundalk and Essex...