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Oregon governor: Vaccination plans have to be scaled back

Jan. 15, 2021 8:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Alaska regents extend contract for interim president

Jan. 15, 2021 8:15 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has extended the contract for its interim president. The board last summer announced Pat Pitney would take over as interim president Aug. 1, and stay at least a year in the position and up to 18 months. On Friday, the board announced a search...

Court filing seeks to save Mich St women's swimming/diving

Jan. 15, 2021 8:04 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Members of Michigan State's women's swimming and diving team are seeking an injunction to prevent the school from dropping the program. Attorney Jill Zwagerman said a request for preliminary injunction was filed Friday. The motion filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan names...

Ducey plans big tax cuts, make-up summer school classes

Jan. 15, 2021 6:27 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is proposing the largest tax cut in his seven years for the coming budget year while using savings from a pandemic-induced drop in school enrollment to pay for summertime make-up classes for K-12 students who have fallen behind because of virtual learning. The $12.6...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller speaks with members of the news media after listening to Gov. Larry Hogan deliver his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Md. Former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has died at age 78. His family said in a statement Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 that he died at home surrounded by loved ones. Miller was a major force in Maryland politics and the state's longest-serving Senate president.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Former Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller dies

Jan. 15, 2021 6:11 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Thomas V. Mike Miller, a major force in Maryland politics for decades and the nation's longest-serving state Senate president, has died, his family said. He was 78. A Democrat, he was first elected Maryland Senate president in 1987. He stepped down from the leadership position in...

This image provided by the Genesee County, Mich., Sheriff's Office, shows Richard Baird, the former Michigan Transformation manager, who was charged Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, with felony perjury and other charges, in connection with the Flint, Mich., water crisis. (Genesee County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-Snyder aide quits university board after Flint charges

Jan. 15, 2021 5:50 PM EST

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Richard Baird, one of nine former officials charged in the Flint water crisis, resigned from the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents on Friday. Baird, 64, was a top aide to ex-Gov. Rick Snyder, who was arraigned on misdemeanor charges Thursday. In a letter to the board's...

Clark County School District OKs limited in-person learning

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school district board in Nevada has voted unanimously Thursday to approve voluntary, small-group learning, taking a step toward reopening school buildings. The Clark County School Board did not provide a timeline for implementation, including when principals might be expected to submit...

State commissioner of administration Jay Dardenne wears a mask as he testifies before the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee, in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Louisiana to get $2B in federal virus aid, but with strings

Jan. 15, 2021 5:02 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana expects to receive at least $2 billion in coronavirus aid from the latest relief package passed by Congress, but state officials don’t yet know what strings are attached and how much of the cash could help patch budget holes next year. “It's a big mystery...

FILE — This file combo of images shows, from left, amateur basketball league director Merl Code, former Adidas executive James Gatto, and business manager Christian Dawkins. A federal appeals court in New York, Friday, Jan. 15, 2020, upheld convictions Code, Gatto and Dawkins in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches. (AP Photo/File)

Appeals court OKs convictions in college basketball scandal

Jan. 15, 2021 4:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches and left a stain on the integrity of college athletics. The 2nd U.S. Circuit...

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019, file photo, Inyoung You leaves Suffolk Superior Court in Boston after pleading not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of Alexander Urtula, who took his own life on the day of his Boston College graduation in May. The manslaughter case against the former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, to take his own life will head toward trial, prosecutors said Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Case against woman charged in boyfriend's suicide to proceed

Jan. 15, 2021 4:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The manslaughter case against a former Boston College student accused of encouraging her boyfriend to take his own life will head toward trial, prosecutors said Friday. A court this week partially denied the defense's motion to dismiss, finding that Inyoung You’s words could have...