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West Virginia, Idaho asking Supreme Court to review rulings allowing transgender athletes to compete

Jul. 11, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia and Idaho are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review rulings that blocked the enforcement of state laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports. “If the Supreme Court takes this up, it will determine the fate of women’s...

US appeals court says some NCAA athletes may qualify as employees under federal wage-and-hour laws

Jul. 11, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — College athletes whose efforts primarily benefit their schools may qualify as employees deserving of pay under federal wage-and-hour laws, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday in a setback to the NCAA. The court, in the latest challenge to the NCAA's long-held...

The GOP platform calls for 'universal school choice.' What would that mean for students?

Jul. 11, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — National Republicans are poised to support “universal school choice” as part of the policy platform they adopt at next week’s convention in Milwaukee, a goal supporters see as the culmination of decades advocating for parents’ autonomy to pick their children’s...

Biden administration goes bigger on funding apprenticeships, hoping to draw contrast with GOP

Jul. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that it's providing $244 million to expand and update the federal government's registered apprenticeship program — an effort to bring more people into higher-paying work that doesn't require a college degree. White House...

A pro-Palestinian encampment at McGill University in downtown Montreal is being dismantled

Jul. 10, 2024 22:36 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — McGill University closed its downtown campus on Wednesday as Montreal police descended in large numbers to help clear a pro-Palestinian encampment that has been there for weeks. McGill president Deep Saini called the encampment at the Canadian university, one of...

Philadelphia won't seek death penalty in Temple U. officer's death. Colleagues and family are upset

Jul. 10, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor won't seek the death penalty for a teenager charged with fatally shooting a Temple University officer, a decision that angered the victim's colleagues and relatives. District Attorney Larry Krasner, a former civil rights lawyer,...

Fraternity and sorority suspended as Dartmouth student's death investigated

Jul. 10, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has suspended a fraternity and a sorority as the investigation continues into the death of a student whose body was found Sunday in the Connecticut River after a party nearby the night before, the school said. Won Jang, 20, of Middletown,...

More Indigenous youth are learning to spearfish, a connection to ancestors and the land

Jul. 10, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Ganebik Johnson started learning traditional Ojibwe songs when he was about 2 years old. He'd hang around listening to his uncle sing, or observe elders, or even pull up music on YouTube. Spearfishing came shortly after, at around age 7, when his grandfather took him out on a...

University student who yelled 'Free Palestine' reportedly deported as UAE weighs Israel-Hamas war

Jul. 10, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — At the graduation ceremony of New York University Abu Dhabi this May, a student wearing the traditional Palestinian black-and-white keffiyeh scarf shouted “Free Palestine!” as he crossed the stage to receive his diploma, witnesses say. Days later, he reportedly was...

Virginia joins other states with effort to restrict cellphones in schools

Jul. 09, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia on Tuesday joined a growing number of states that are pushing for cellphone restrictions in public schools, citing concerns over students' academic achievement and mental health. Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order to establish state...