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UConn, Lady Vols to renew rivalry in 2019-20, 2020-21

Aug. 14, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connecticut and Tennessee plan to face each other in women's basketball during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, renewing a rivalry that has been dormant since 2007. UConn will host Tennessee during the 2019-20 season, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Pat Summitt...

Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

Aug. 13, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday says another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies...

Issa Rae, Childish Gambino part of Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Aug. 13, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Issa Rae will host Rihanna's fourth annual Diamond Ball next month, and Childish Gambino will perform. Rihanna's black-tie event will take place Sept. 13 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans will receive the 2018 Diamond Ball Award. The gala will benefit...

Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

Aug. 8, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities. Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity" and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by...

Eisenhower Museum renovation gets $1M in donations

Aug. 7, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — Two organizations have each donated $500,000 to renovation efforts for the Eisenhower Presidential Museum in Kansas. The Salina Journal reports that the DeBruce Foundation along with the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust have donated to a capital campaign to fund the...

Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program

Aug. 7, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team. The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player. School officials say it will assist a project to...

Random fundraisers could dine with Patrick Dempsey

Aug. 4, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Actor Patrick Dempsey is offering to have dinner with five, randomly selected individuals who raise money for families affected by cancer. The Sun Journal reports that those who raise more than $1,000 by Sept. 1 for what's known as the Dempsey Challenge could be picked for the...

Tax changes impact church hosting Fancy Farm picnic

Aug. 3, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of people traveling to Kentucky's Fancy Farm picnic this weekend hope to win prizes in bingo and other games. But the biggest winner could be the Kentucky state government, which is poised to collect $13,000 from the church that hosts the picnic because of changes to the...

The Latest: Purdue dropping name of Papa John's founder

Aug. 3, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout over Papa John's pizza founder John Schnatter's reported use of a racial slur (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Purdue University is dropping the name of the Papa John's founder from an economic research center amid controversy over his use of a racial slur. Purdue...

The Latest: Counting underway in Zimbabwe's historic vote

Jul. 30, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's election (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The last of Zimbabwe's voters have cast their ballots by the light of lanterns, candles and mobile phones as counting is underway in a historic election. The final results are expected within five days in the first...