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The collapse of a school in northern Nigeria leaves 22 students dead, officials say

Jul. 13, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A two-story school collapsed during morning classes Friday in north-central Nigeria, killing 22 students and sending rescuers on a frantic search for more than 100 people trapped in the rubble, authorities said. The Saints Academy college in Plateau state’s...

Court voids last conviction of Kansas researcher in case that started as Chinese espionage probe

Jul. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

A federal appeals court has reversed the conviction of a researcher who was accused of hiding work he did in China while employed at the University of Kansas. Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted in April 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of making a materially false...

West Virginia school will remain open for now amid toxic groundwater fears

Jul. 13, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

PADEN CITY, W.Va. (AP) — A small West Virginia school will remain open for now after a court temporarily blocked an effort to relocate classes due to the town’s contaminated groundwater being added to a national cleanup priority list. Last month, Wetzel County Schools...

Morehouse College president says he will retire next June

Jul. 13, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Morehouse College President David Thomas announced that he will retire next year, saying it is time for new leadership at the prominent all-male, historically Black school he has led since 2018. Thomas, 67, said in a statement Friday that he will retire June 30,...

Who is the Buddhist nun who built a global charity from a tiny apartment in rural Taiwan?

Jul. 13, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The Buddhist teacher who founded what is now a global charity and religion with a $283 million operating budget grew up at a time when women could not be ordained as Buddhist nuns. What Cheng Yen, now 87, started in 1966 in Taiwan's countryside as a...

Police say 22 students were killed when a school collapsed during morning classes in Nigeria

Jul. 12, 2024 20:01 PM EDT
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 22 students were killed when a school collapsed during morning classes in Nigeria.

West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

US appeals court says some NCAA athletes may qualify as employees under federal wage-and-hour laws

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — College athletes whose efforts primarily benefit their schools may qualify as employees deserving of pay under federal wage-and-hour laws, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in a setback to the NCAA. The court, in the latest challenge to the NCAA's long-held...

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

Jul. 11, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National Republicans are poised to support “universal school choice” as part of the policy platform they adopt at next week’s convention in Milwaukee, a goal supporters see as the culmination of decades advocating for parents’ autonomy to pick their children’s...

Biden administration goes bigger on funding apprenticeships, hoping to draw contrast with GOP

Jul. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that it's providing $244 million to expand and update the federal government's registered apprenticeship program — an effort to bring more people into higher-paying work that doesn't require a college degree. White House...