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Texas lawmakers OK school finance bill, property tax reform

May. 25, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-led Legislature approved a sweeping bipartisan school finance bill that brings an extra $4.5 billion into Texas classrooms and pours $1.6 billion toward teacher raises_marking lawmakers' latest attempt to overhaul how the state pays for its troubled public school system....

Ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized with a stroke

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the...

Kurt Vonnegut museum raises $1.5M for new Indianapolis home

May. 16, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis has reached its goal of raising $1.5 million to acquire and begin renovations on a building to serve as its permanent home. The museum announced Wednesday that it met a deadline for the fundraising effort. The museum's founder and...

Cheap Trick, Sara Gilbert part of gala honoring Linda Perry

May. 16, 2019 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A benefit gala honoring Linda Perry will include a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and appearances from Oscar-nominated actress Juliette Lewis and Perry's wife, Sara Gilbert. "Linda Perry & Friends: A Night at the Grammy Museum" will take place June 29 in Los...

Planes, buses moving migrants from crowded border shelters

May. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities have begun using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while asylum-seeking families were being bused north to Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwhelmed shelters along the border in Texas and New Mexico. Several dozen migrants arrived...

Shots fired on Kansas State campus; no injuries reported

May. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials say a dispute between individuals that led to shots being fired on its parking lot appears to be unrelated to the Manhattan campus. No injuries have been reported after shots were fired around 11 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say there is "no ongoing...

Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

May. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday...

Baylor announces $100M gift, largest in university's history

May. 6, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has announced a $100 million donation that administrators say is the largest gift in school history. A Baylor statement says the donor wishes to remain anonymous. The donation, announced Saturday night in Waco, has been earmarked for Baylor's $1.1 billion Give Light...

Vitale raising millions for pediatric cancer research

May. 5, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his adopted home of...

Backers seek funds for North Dakota Teddy Roosevelt library

May. 5, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Walmart heir, a wealthy governor and energy companies profiting from North Dakota oil could fund a big chunk of the private money needed by developers of a presidential library for Theodore Roosevelt in the western Badlands where he hunted and ranched before becoming the 26th U.S....