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A shopper wearing a face mask sits in the shade at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Thursday, July 2, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their

California governor: Wear masks, avoid July 4th gatherings

Jul. 2, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians on Thursday to turn to their “better angels" and use common sense by wearing masks and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends during the holiday weekend — a message echoed by local officials who previously sparred...

Attorney: School asked track coach to take pay cut

Jul. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Longtime track and field coach George Williams was asked by St. Augustine’s University to take a 50% pay cut and give up his job as athletic director before he was fired, his attorney said Thursday. Williams and attorney Nicholas Sanservino Jr. told reporters that St....

Kentucky education commissioner candidates' names released

Jul. 2, 2020 4:17 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three remaining candidates for Kentucky education commissioner have been identified and will be interviewed next week in Louisville. The Board of Education released the names of the three on Wednesday. They are Jason Glass, superintendent and chief learner for Jeffco Public Schools in...

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015 file photograph shows the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J.   Princeton University on Saturday, June 27, 2020,  has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)

Princeton to remove Wilson name from public policy school

Jun. 27, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name. University president Christopher...

Kansas State athletes, officials decry student's Floyd tweet

Jun. 26, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is reviewing its options after a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd prompted outrage from several students, including two football players who threatened to leave, the school's president said Friday. On Thursday, one month since Floyd, a Black...

FILE - In this March 27, 2020, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

DeVos issues rule steering more virus aid to private schools

Jun. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

The Trump administration on Thursday moved forward with a policy ordering public schools across the U.S. to share coronavirus relief funding with private schools at a higher rate than federal law typically requires. Under a new rule issued by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, school districts are ordered to set...

Leicester's manager Brendan Rodgers talks to the team during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

Jun. 20, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The medical director of the NFL players’ union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a message Saturday that the risk of being stricken by the new...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

FILE - In this June 6, 2020, file photo, a protester lies down for 8 minutes and 46 seconds during a protest at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers have taken a first step toward banning police officers from placing their knees on the necks of people being detained in the type of chokehold used by a Minnesota police officer in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

The Latest: Oregon deputies accused of pinning child by neck

Jun. 18, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Lawsuit: Oregon boy, 12, pinned to ground by deputies with knee to his neck. — Denver officer won't be prosecuted in fatal shooting of black man. — Utah lawmakers vote to ban knee-to-neck chokeholds by police. — University of Florida ending “gator bait”...

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Peter Hans, the newly elected president of the N.C. Community College System, delivers remarks during a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina's community college system president will become the next head of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, a UNC governing board member said on Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Board member: Hans to become next UNC system president

Jun. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's community college system president will become the next head of the University of North Carolina's 17-campus system, a UNC governing board member said on Thursday. Peter Hans, who began the community college job just two years ago, will be introduced on Friday as the...