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College investigating reports of coronavirus-themed party

Feb. 21, 2020 10:54 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York college is investigating whether an off-campus coronavirus-themed party violated the student code of conduct. The Asian American Alliance, a student organization at the University at Albany, condemned the party hosted by students last weekend, saying it was insensitive and...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019 file photo, Idaho Republican U.S. Senators James Risch, left, and Mike Crapo speak to audience members during the announcement of the launch of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Idaho's two U.S. senators in speeches to state lawmakers say the country is experiencing historical prosperity and the federal judiciary is being transformed with the appointment of conservative judges. Crapo and Risch in speeches Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 to state lawmakers in the Idaho House of Representatives labeled the moves as good progress for the country. Crapo says the U.S. Supreme Court now has a five-member majority of what he calls rule-of-law judges. Risch says deregulation has led to economic growth. They did not mention the U.S. budget deficit that is likely to burst through the $1 trillion mark this year. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)/The Idaho Post-Register via AP)

Idaho U.S. senators tout economy and judicial appointments

Feb. 20, 2020 9:34 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is experiencing historical prosperity and the federal judiciary is being transformed with the appointment of conservative judges, Idaho's two U.S. senators said Thursday. Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch in speeches to state lawmakers in the Idaho House...

Concordia University in Minnesota to own Boise law school

Feb. 20, 2020 3:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota has agreed to become the new “parent institution” for Concordia Law in Boise, law school officials announced Thursday. The law school has been looking for a new owner since its current parent parent institution, Concordia...

Sudanese activists say security forces fire tear gas at them

Feb. 20, 2020 1:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese pro-democracy activists said the country's security forces fired tear gas Thursday at hundreds of protesters in the capital Khartoum. Sudan's Professionals Association, the group that spearheaded last year's uprising that led to the overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir, had...

In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 photo Harvard Medical School student Aliya Feroe, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photograph on the school's campus, in Boston. Feroe recalls a flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. Medical schools are beefing up education on LBGTQ health issues. And some schools are making a big push to recruit LGBTQ medical students, backed by research showing that patients often get better care when treated by doctors who are more like them. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Feb. 20, 2020 10:49 AM EST

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes,...

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman points to a photo showing Lawrence Ray during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York.  Ray, an ex-convict known for his role in a scandal involving former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, was charged Tuesday with federal extortion and sex trafficking charges involving a group of students at Sarah Lawrence College. (AP Photo/Jim Mustian)

How did ex-con get away with living in his daughter's dorm?

Feb. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

It was the obvious question after news broke that a 50-year-old charged with forcing college students into prostitution met some of them while living with his daughter in campus housing. How could a father — an ex-convict, no less — live undetected or unchecked in his daughter’s dorm? Even...

Recent Kansas editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 16 What if your loved one’s final resting place wasn’t as restful as promised? What if a bulldozer nearby gave way to new building construction? That could be the case for families all across Kansas if a bill before the Legislature uproots decades, indeed centuries, of...

Virginia moves toward banning conversion therapy

Feb. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly is moving to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientation or gender identity. The Virginia Senate voted Monday to ban licensed therapists and counselors...

San Diego Padres players stretch during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Minor leagues: Player raises shouldn't result in contraction

Feb. 15, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor League Baseball says planned salary raises for its players in 2021 paid by Major League Baseball should not lead to contraction, and it has sent a proposal to MLB as part of negotiations for a new agreement between the levels. The commissioner's office sent a memo, obtained by The...

Exhibit marks 100th anniversary of women's suffrage

Feb. 15, 2020 3:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A traveling exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage is heading to Boston. The exhibit presented by the American Bar Association will be on display at the John Joseph Moakley Law Library from Monday through Feb. 28. It's titled “100 Years After the 19th...