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A demonstrator displays on his back a portrait of slain teacher Samuel Paty during a demonstration Sunday Oct. 18, 2020 in Paris. Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Memorial march to be held near Paris to honor slain teacher

Oct. 20, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A memorial march will be held Tuesday evening near Paris in homage to the history teacher who was beheaded last week, while French police said 16 people remain in custody as part of the investigation into the attack. Local elected officials, teachers and parent’s associations called on...

In this Oct. 10, 2020 photo, President Donald Trump speaks from the Blue Room Balcony of the White House to a crowd of supporters in Washington. A new poll finds Americans' trust in the people and institutions giving them information about the coronavirus has fallen across the board. The poll by USAFacts and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research on where America gets its COVID-19 facts shows trust of many people and groups is down significantly from what it was in April. Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they don't trust President Donald Trump much or at all for accurate coronavirus information. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down

Oct. 20, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

Americans have lost trust across the board in the people and institutions informing them about the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts. The poll finds that the percentage of people saying they trust...

Metro Atlanta school system remains virtual citing virus

Oct. 20, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of Georgia's largest public school systems says it's continuing with online classes rather than traditional teaching because coronavirus cases in the area are still too high. The DeKalb County School District said Monday cases of the illness caused by the virus, COVID-19, aren't dropping...

Ole Miss renaming building for activist turned administrator

Oct. 20, 2020 4:29 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi said it's renaming a campus building to honor a one-time student activist who became a longtime administrator at the school. The school said a board voted to rename the Martindale Student Services Center as the Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. The...

A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)

Large earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami fears, fleeing

Oct. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.5 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning Monday for a nearly thousand-mile stretch of Alaska’s southern coast, with waves over 2 feet at the nearest community as the threat subsided. The quake was centered near Sand Point, a city of about 900 people off the Alaska...

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2019, file photo, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game against Southern California. The University of Iowa said it would not pay a demand from eight Black former football players for $20 million in compensation for alleged racial discrimination they faced while they played for the Hawkeyes. The players also called for the firings of Kirk Ferentz, offensive line coach Brian Ferentz and athletic director Gary Barta. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez, File)

Attny: Iowa saying no to demands only emboldens ex-players

Oct. 19, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

The attorney representing eight Black former Iowa football players who allege racial discrimination during their time with the Hawkeyes said Monday night the university's rejection of their demands, which included a payment of $20 million, is not the end of the matter. Civil rights attorney Damario...

University of Texas to create center to study stuttering

Oct. 19, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new center for research and education into stuttering is being created at the University of Texas at Austin, the university announced Monday. The Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Research and Education is being underwritten by a 10-year, $20 million legacy grant from Home Depot...

FILE - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly gives a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, where she made an announcement regarding Kasnas' Unified Testing Strategy and give updates in regards to COVID-19. Kelly and Wichita State University officials are celebrating the opening of a new laboratory that can run 32,000 coronavirus testing specimens a week. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

10 residents dead amid virus outbreak at Kansas nursing home

Oct. 19, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that proportionally already had the nation's largest increase in cases over two weeks. The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all 62 residents and an unspecified...

Organizers: Wisconsin students excited to vote amid pandemic

Oct. 19, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are excited to vote in next month's presidential election despite the pandemic spurring a scaled-back number of events seeking to increase voter turnout on college campuses, organizers said. Student groups at the school moved voter...

High school gathering spurs COVID-19 cases, closes schools

Oct. 19, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — At least 19 students in Greater Albany Public Schools attended a gathering without masks, spurring new COVID-19 cases and setting back progress made toward holding in-person classes, officials said. At least three positive cases have been traced to a large gathering in a local home with...