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Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

May. 17, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Vaccinated Saudis will be allowed to leave the kingdom for the first time in more than a year on Monday as the country eases a ban on international travel aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its new variants. For the past 14...

Kremlin-imposed cuts at US Embassy leave thousands adrift

May. 12, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Under Kremlin orders, the U.S. Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services. The order went into effect on Wednesday, bringing the sharply deteriorating U.S.-Russia relationship...

University student’s lawsuit leads to change in state law

May. 08, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Of all the bills passed into law by the Mississippi Legislature in 2021, one of them raised eyebrows. House Bill 1312 swept through the Legislature by a combined 159-6 vote and was signed into law in April. The new law, which exempts certain...

Man arrested in 1983 death of Nebraska student from Iran

May. 05, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a sex offender in the death of an Iranian exchange student who was attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha when she was killed in 1983. Bud Leroy Christensen, 67, was awaiting extradition from Nebraska to the...

Teachers, coaches grapple with addressing Chauvin verdict

Apr. 25, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — On Wednesday afternoon, the head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Pascagoula High School gathered with his players in their locker room. Because of a schedule change, they weren’t practicing that day. Instead, they were talking. The topic...

Student-volunteers show big love to Lafayette community

Apr. 04, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Grey-shirted Ragin’ Cajuns fanned through campus and neighborhoods surrounding the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Saturday for a “big” day of community service. Around 600 UL Lafayette students, faculty and alumni turned out to...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

Mar. 31, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments...

Polish officer to hold US V Corps post under exchange deal

Mar. 31, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense ministry say a senior Polish officer has been appointed deputy commander of U.S. Army V Corps at Fort Knox under a military exchange program. Maj. Gen. Adam Joks, 54, will take up the position in the summer, serving as deputy to...

Pandemic cuts number of students abroad from 1,075 to 28

Mar. 29, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sunlight peeks over the mountains surrounding the historic city of Toledo, Spain, illuminating the city as Emma Mulhern, a fourth-year student at the University of Minnesota, gets ready to start her day. Once a 16th century convent, the large building...

US's 1st student-run Sirius XM station is in Little Havana

Mar. 21, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nestled in the heart of Little Havana, just a few blocks from Marlins Park, is one of the most unique radio stations in America. SLAM Radio is the first and only satellite radio station in the nation run by high school students. Broadcasting on Sirius...