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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an outsider, offers little detail about how he’d pull the levers of government in a second term.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

Jul. 30, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a...

UP university will offer classes, degrees in Lower Peninsula

Jul. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ST. HELEN, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula university is expanding into Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Lake Superior State University said it will offer classes at Charlton Heston Academy in St. Helen in Roscommon County, about 150 miles north of Lansing. Students can pursue bachelor's degrees in nursing,...

Pandemic spurs enrollment at Oklahoma virtual charter school

Jul. 23, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Enrollment at a virtual charter school in Oklahoma has skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic that forced closures for traditional school districts. Epic Charter Schools, which has no schoolhouse and serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students who attend online, exploded in...

California charter school director charged with stealing $3M

Jul. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former executive director of a Southern California charter school organization agreed Friday to plead guilty to embezzling more than $3 million and using it for personal expenses, including private school tuition for her children and nearly $221,000 for Disney cruises and theme park...

Commission revokes charter school contract

Jun. 10, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama regulators have revoked the charter of a contested south Alabama charter school that has struggled to get up and running. The Alabama Public Charter School Commission made the decision Tuesday to revoke the charter for Woodland Prep in Washington County. Michael O. Sibley,...