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University of Arizona to expand, buy online college

Aug. 4, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has announced that it is acquiring a San Diego-based online college and creating an online university to play into the digital college market. The Tucson-based university said Monday that it will buy the assets of Ashford University, which has 35,000 students,...

Job-readiness program launching in Pikeville

Aug. 4, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two companies are partnering to offer a job-readiness training program in eastern Kentucky. Officials with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced on Monday that they were launching an initiative in Pikeville called Reintegrating Individuals...

Shots fired at security booth at Provo missionary center

Aug. 3, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police are investigating shots fired at the security booth outside the Missionary Training Center in Provo. Police said the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds at the main security booth at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Photos released by police show bullet holes in the booth's glass...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks at a news conference on the state's guidance for returning to school in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor insists on state control of in-school learning

Jul. 30, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday insisted that the state controls how public schools will resume classes next month, saying districts can provide online learning only if coronavirus cases are surging in their communities. The teachers union immediately pushed back against her...

In a photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn., date not known. Robinson has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges state Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release. (Tennessee State Senate via AP)

Tennessee state senator charged with stealing federal funds

Jul. 29, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint unsealed...

FILE - NASA astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger talks with Space Camp camper Bria Jackson, of Atlanta, before giving a speech at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. in this July 13, 2018 file photo. Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, said Tuesday, July 28, 2020 it's in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic

Jul. 28, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, including a dozen who went on to become astronauts or cosmonauts, said Tuesday it’s in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the state-owned U.S. Space and...

DNR monitoring contaminated water spill in Marinette

Jul. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin environmental officials said Monday that they're monitoring cleanup of what they're calling an accidental release of contaminated river and groundwater at a Marinette plant that manufactures fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. Department of Natural Resources...

Education software firm moving headquarters to Louisiana

Jul. 27, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Education software company SchoolMint Inc. will move its headquarters from San Francisco to Louisiana as it consolidates its United States operations in Lafayette, the company's CEO and Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday. The firm, which develops enrollment, application and...

People march during a Black Lives Matter protest near UNLV, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Las Vegas. Top administrators at UNLV say they'll act on recommendations from an Anti-Black Racism Task Force formed in June to address social unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

UNLV to implement new tools for racial equity, inclusion

Jul. 25, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A University of Nevada, Las Vegas task force has responded to racial unrest following the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota with recommendations to address safety, equity and inclusion among Black students and employees. Acting UNLV President Marta Meana and Chris Heavey,...

Thomas Panek runs with his running guide, Blaze, a Labrador retriever, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Central Park in New York. Panek, a blind runner with a wall full of ribbons from marathons he ran with a human guide, developed a canine running guide training program five years ago after he became president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind in suburban New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Guide dogs helping blind runners stay fit despite pandemic

Jul. 25, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

WEST SAND LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — Social distancing rules can make exercising a challenge for a blind runner who needs a volunteer tethered as a guide. But Thomas Panek has no problem because his running guide, Blaze, is a Labrador retriever. “I’m doing all the things a person would normally do,...