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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo,  credit cards are displayed in Zelienople, Pa. U.S. consumer borrowing rose in June after three months of declines but the key category of credit card debt extended its decline. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

US consumer borrowing up in June after 3 months of declines

Aug. 7, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pandemic still has Americans easing off the plastic. U.S. consumer borrowing rose in June after three months of declines but the key category of credit card debt extended its decline. The Federal Reserve reported Friday that overall consumer borrowing rose by 2.6%, or $8.95 billion,...

Gov. Ricketts signs budget with flood relief, scholarships

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an updated, $9.3 billion state budget Thursday with new money for 2019 flood relief and career scholarships for the University of Nebraska and state colleges. Ricketts approved the two-year spending plan with no line-item vetoes. In a statement, he praised...

Tennessee appeals court listens to school voucher arguments

Aug. 5, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee continued to defend its school voucher program Wednesday, with attorneys asking a state appeals court to reverse a judge's ruling declaring the program illegal. Davidson County Chancellor Anne C. Martin ruled in May that the school voucher law violated the Tennessee...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

Tennessee officials offer $100K teacher program grants

Aug. 4, 2020 5:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials are offering 20 grants of $100,000 apiece to form or expand programs that help train new teachers at no cost to them. The state Department of Education says the $2 million in Grow Your Own grants fund partnerships between educator preparation providers...

Belhaven University offers perk to keep students amid virus

Aug. 1, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private university in Mississippi is trying to attract and retain students during the cornavirus pandemic by providing full-tuition scholarships for people to earn graduate degrees online. “Offering traditional students a free master’s degree is our way of helping our...

Indiana University reviews legacy of school's 7th president

Aug. 1, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If the name of Indiana University’s seventh president is removed from a building on the Bloomington campus, Eric Sandweiss is OK with it. The professor and Carmony Chair in IU’s Department of History sees the removal of a name as a historical event in its own right....

Family creates nonprofit honoring child killed in shooting

Jul. 30, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a high school exchange student from Pakistan who was killed in a Texas school shooting have started a foundation to honor her memory through providing university scholarships to low-income Pakistani women. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was killed in a May 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High...

In this undated photo Oregon State University volleyball coach Mark Barnard poses for a photo in Corvallis, Ore. Players, parents and observers of the program tell The Associated Press that Barnard runs punishment practices past the point of safety, uses scholarships as leverage and pits players against each other in team meetings. The school says an investigation into the program has concluded and appropriate action has been taken to address the complaints. (Godofredo Vasquet/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

Players describe abusive environment on Oregon State team

Jul. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Athletes and others with ties to the program told The Associated Press that the head volleyball coach at Oregon State University runs an abusive program that has seen 11 players quit or transfer since 2016 and two team members contemplate suicide, with one attempting an overdose. In interviews with the AP and...

In this image provided by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Hobart linebacker Emmett Forde tackles Cortland running back Zach Tripodi during the 2019 New York State Bowl on Nov 23, 2019, in Cortland, N.Y. There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of more than 1,800 games across the NCAA, more than 1,000 in Division III.  (Ken Debolt/Hobart and William Smith Colleges via AP)

Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III

Jul. 30, 2020 2:30 AM EDT

There will be no pregame Victory Walk or singing of the alma mater after wins at Hobart College's 3,000-seat Boswell Field this fall. No one will have the honor of bringing the wood, a tradition that has a different player each week leading the team onto the field carrying a 2-by-4 with the purple and orange...