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Univ. of South Carolina leaders take blame for donor's ire

Apr. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina leaders say it's their fault for not reaching out to Darla Moore after her 89-year-old mother died on April 1, leading the school's biggest donor to write off the university. “I deeply regret the way our response was...

Hinds Community College offering free summer classes

Apr. 11, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

RAYMOND, Miss. (AP) — A college in central Mississippi is offering free classes this summer, using federal coronavirus relief money to cover the costs of tuition, fees and books. Registration opens Monday for new students at Hinds Community College. Classes begin June...

Women find their calling in nontraditional apprenticeships

Apr. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Just a few months after Angel George became a single mom to two pre-teen nephews, COVID-19 hit, bringing with it a kind of chaos that was frightening, now that she was a parent. “I actually received an email from my company and they told me...

Texas Tech junior guard Edwards transferring out of program

Apr. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech junior guard Kyler Edwards has decided to transfer, new head coach Mark Adams said Saturday. Edwards had initially put his name in the transfer portal at the end of the season to explore his options. Adams, the Red...

Williston State College names presidential finalists

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston State College has named the finalists in its search for a new president. The Grand Forks Herald reported Saturday that six candidates interviewed for the position earlier this week. The four finalists include...

UNC eyes new names for 3 buildings tied to white supremacy

Apr. 10, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina is eying new names for three buildings on its flagship Chapel Hill campus named for people with white supremacist and racist ties. The News & Observer reports that an advisory committee met Thursday to...

Louisiana lawmakers ready for latest session starting Monday

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers return Monday to the state Capitol for their first full-length regular session since the pandemic began and with far more topics than the coronavirus on the agenda. House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...