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Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Gaffney, presides over the opening day of South Carolina's 2020 legislative session on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

After 7 weeks, SC Senate limits debate on education bill

Feb. 25, 2020 6:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven weeks of debate in the South Carolina Senate over a massive bill to overhaul public education appear to be nearing an end. Senators voted 25-17 on Tuesday to limit further debate on the bill. All 25 votes in support of the idea were from Republicans. Debate on any additional...

The stage is set for a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The Latest: Biden backer hopes his name comes up in debate

Feb. 25, 2020 6:09 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Prominent Joe Biden supporter and South Carolina state Sen. Dick Harpootlian said he wouldn’t mind hearing his name again on the Democratic debate stage. Harpootlian has publicly chastised...

Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe. (Jin Yeon-soo/Yonhap via AP)

As world scrambles, experts warn virus spread in US certain

Feb. 25, 2020 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness. “It’s not so much a question of if this will...

Mercyhurst University to house US intelligence hall of fame

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Mercyhurst University is carving out space in its library to house the U.S. Intelligence Community Hall of Fame, the school announced Tuesday. The Erie facility will honor recipients of an award given out since 1984 by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance. Mercyhurst's Ridge...

Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers before...

In this image taken from Sept. 19, 2019, Orlando Police Department body camera video footage, Orlando Police Officer Dennis Turner leads 6-year-old Kaia Rolle away after her arrest for kicking and punching staff members at the Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy Charter School in Orlando, Fla. Turner was fired shortly after the arrest for not getting the approval of a watch commander to arrest someone younger than 12. (Orlando Police Department/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Body cam captures 6-year-old's tearful pleas during arrest

Feb. 25, 2020 5:17 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A police officer's body camera shows a 6-year-old Florida girl crying and begging officers not to arrest her as one fastens zip ties around her wrists at a charter school. The video Kaia Rolle's family shared with the Orlando Sentinel and other media outlets Monday shows the girl being...

Omaha school to become hub of counterterrorism research

Feb. 25, 2020 5:07 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been chosen to lead a team of universities and other partners in studying counterterrorism and terrorism prevention, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced Monday that the...

The stage is set for a Democratic presidential primary debate, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Democrats warm up for big debate, unloading on Sanders

Feb. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' Democratic rivals prepared to unleash a new wave of attacks against the party's presidential front-runner in a high-stakes debate Tuesday night, perhaps their final prime-time opportunity to change the direction of the 2020 nomination fight. Almost all of the six...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his budget address in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Murphy unveiled a $40.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2021 on Tuesday, proposing boosting overall spending by more than 5% compared with the plan he put forward last year and once again raising marginal income tax rates on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Murphy proposes $40.9B budget, boosting school, transit aid

Feb. 25, 2020 4:26 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday proposed a $40.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2021, boosting overall spending over last year's plan by more than 5% and including tax hikes on incomes over $1 million and higher spending on schools, transit and the public pension....

FILE — In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a man walks past a lottery display outside of The Lucky Spot in San Francisco. A report released by the California State Auditor, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, says that the lottery failed to provide adequate funding to education and that it should have accounted for an increase in profits in fiscal year 2017-2018 by turning over an additional $36 million to public schools. Lottery officials say they disagree with the auditor's accounting and said it still maximizes giving to education. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California lottery didn't give $36M to schools, auditor says

Feb. 25, 2020 4:16 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday. Sales from scratch and lotto tickets have funded...