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Hawaii public schools to use a mix of approaches in new year

Jul. 14, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Public schools in Hawaii are expected to offer a combination of on-campus and online education models mixing schedules and student body sizes to reduce health threats from the coronavirus pandemic. Principals across the state consulted with staff and community members to select learning...

Man pleads guilty to weapons count in football game shooting

Jul. 14, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in connection with a shooting at a high school football playoff game last year that led to the death of a 10-year-old spectator has pleaded guilty to a weapons count. Tyrell Dorn, 28, of Atlantic City, entered his plea Monday, according to the Atlantic County...

Missouri ex-governor rushes to scene of double homicide

Jul. 14, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was on the scene of a double homicide near Saint Louis University, where he rendered first aid to the shooting victims, according to news reports. Greitens and a friend were in the area having dinner when a barrage of gunshots rang out just after 8 p.m....

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Coast Guard officials decline to testify on racial incidents

Jul. 13, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A planned congressional hearing on the handling of racial harassment at the Coast Guard Academy has been canceled after the commandant of the Coast Guard declined to testify. The hearing before the House committees on Homeland Security and Oversight and Reform had been scheduled...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian youth, trailed by his friends, gropes a woman crossing the street with her friends in Cairo, Egypt. In the summer of 2020, more than a hundred allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape against a former student at a top university have roiled Egypt, sparking a renewed #MeToo campaign in a country where sexual assault and harassment are rampant. The case has prompted the Sunni Muslim world’s foremost religious institution, to speak out on sexual harassment and assault, and voice support for victims. Authorities have arrested the accused man pending investigations, and are working to amend the country's laws to protect the identities of victims of sexual crimes. (AP Photo/Ahmed Abd El Latif, El Shorouk Newspaper, File)

Accusations of serial assault spark new #MeToo wave in Egypt

Jul. 13, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Their accounts are similar. The girls and women describe meeting the young man — a former student at Egypt's most elite university — in person and online, followed by deceit, then escalating sexual harassment, assault, blackmail or rape. Some were minors when the alleged crimes...

President Donald Trump waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, July 10, 2020. Trump is heading to Florida to visit Southern Command, attend a roundtable event at a Doral church where he will speak with Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents and attend a fundraiser in Hillsboro Beach. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

Jul. 11, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he was ordering the Treasury Department to re-examine the tax-exempt status of schools that he says provide...

President Donald Trump waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, July 10, 2020. Trump is heading to Florida to visit Southern Command, attend a roundtable event at a Doral church where he will speak with Cuban and Venezuelan dissidents and attend a fundraiser in Hillsboro Beach. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

Jul. 10, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he was ordering the Treasury Department to re-examine the tax-exempt status of schools that he says provide...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

New Mexico halts school sports, indoor dining, filmaking

Jul. 9, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections within its boundaries and neighboring Texas and Arizona, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday. Grisham...

Inslee: Trump threats on reopening schools 'hogwash'

Jul. 9, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said President Donald Trump's comments earlier this week pressuring governors to open the schools in the fall were “hogwash” and he said the state will not be bullied into making potentially unsafe decisions during the ongoing coronavirus...