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State AGs look to head off T-Mobile-Sprint deal in court

Dec. 9, 2019 12:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators. Now it must convince a federal judge that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop the deal are wrong. A trial starts...

46 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK

Dec. 8, 2019 2:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Forty-six U.S. students have been awarded the 2020 Marshall Scholarship, the second-largest class of scholars in the program's 66-year history and among the most diverse. The U.K. government mainly funds the scholarships and announced them Sunday. Minority students make up more than...

University board of trustees to consider bonus for Schill

Dec. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon Board of Trustees plans to meet Tuesday to consider awarding a $100,000 bonus to president Michael Schill. Students and staff have seen Schill’s $720,000 salary and annual bonuses as being at odds with the university’s statements that it does not...

Washington study finds distinction with aircraft emissions

Dec. 8, 2019 1:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Communities beneath flight paths at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are exposed to a special type of pollution caused by aircraft emissions, new research from the University of Washington indicates. The university, in a release, described the study as the first to identify the unique...

Youngstown State extends Tressel as president through 2021

Dec. 8, 2019 10:43 AM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University's trustees and its president have agreed to extend his contract through June 2020. The university's Board of Trustees and President Jim Tressel agreed this past week to the one-year extension. The head of the board said the former Ohio State University...

ISU to offer new license program for deaf education

Dec. 8, 2019 9:58 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Starting January 2020, Indiana State University will offer a new teacher licensure program to train educators to work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Indiana State Board of Education approved the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program on Wednesday, the Tribune-Star...

SIU reports spike in enrollment applications for next year

Dec. 8, 2019 9:43 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Southern Illinois University in Carbondale has received an increase in freshman applications for next academic year, officials said. The school received 27% more freshman applications compared to the same time last year. Over 2,600 students have been admitted already, which is 21% increase,...

Navy-trained doctor, immigrant grateful for opportunities

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The military practically gave Dr. Jennea Correia a free ride to medical school, and in return, the doctor served her country for 12 1/2 years, including a stint in Afghanistan. During her time on active duty and reserves, the Navy commander_who was born in Trinidad and Tobago...

UCF medical students give free Hep A shots, care to homeless

Dec. 8, 2019 3:00 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For more than nine months now, a group of volunteer UCF medical students have been giving free hepatitis A shots to the homeless in Orlando. Once a month, on a Tuesday evening, they set up their portable tent and a few tables at the corner of a church parking lot in downtown Orlando...

Half-North Korean, half-Chinese kids struggle in South Korea

Dec. 8, 2019 12:18 AM EST

UIJEONGBU, South Korea (AP) — Song Hong Ryon looks like any other young woman in South Korea. But three years after her arrival from China, the half-North Korean, half-Chinese 19-year-old has made only two South Korean-born friends and says she’s often been hurt by little things, like when people...