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COVID-19 deaths top 6,500: Drop in ridership speeds repairs

May. 27, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — COVID-19-related deaths at long-term care facilities in Massachusetts topped 4,000 on Wednesday, highlighting the terrible toll the virus has taken on the elderly and vulnerable. The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to...

Tennessee House advances bills to loosen gun restrictions

May. 27, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The GOP-led Tennessee House on Wednesday continued committee work to advance several proposals that would allow public college students with permits to carry concealed handguns on campus and eliminate the requirement that residents obtain any permits to carry handguns generally,...

Michigan House passes bills to let college athletes be paid

May. 27, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration. The measures would prohibit in-state schools, the NCAA and...

Graduate Andriel Waters waves after receiving her diploma as the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School class of 2020 holds a drive-in graduation ceremony as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, outside Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Students and family got out of their cars to receive diplomas one by one, and then held a parade of cars through city streets. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Coronavirus, pouring rain can't dampen New Orleans' seniors

May. 27, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Neither the coronavirus pandemic nor rain showers could deter the 2020 graduating class of the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School from having a celebratory — albeit improvised — commencement with a bit of New Orleans flair. After finishing their semester...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 9, 2020 file photo, a woman holds a sign in the parking lot of Integris Baptist Medical Center during a

Oklahoma seeks federal help to beat unemployment fraud

May. 27, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation into fraudulent unemployment claims made during the coronavirus pandemic has been turned over to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Secret Service, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday. The investigation...

Report: Hurley accused Arizona State AD in booster scandal

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley sent an email to Ray Anderson last season alleging the Arizona State athletic director minimized sexual harassment allegations by the wives of three athletic staff members against a school booster. In the email obtained by Yahoo Sports,...

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, playwright Larry Kramer attends Acria's 19th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit in New York. Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Manhattan of pneumonia. He was 84. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

May. 27, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to...

A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Kansas athletics facing imposing budget woes

May. 27, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The athletic department at the University of Kansas has told donors it will make across-the-board pay cuts and furloughs as it faces a budget shortfall of up to 20 percent, even if full football and basketball seasons are...

Michigan State: Fall term to mix in-person, online classes

May. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The fall term at Michigan State University “will look different from any previous semester” when it starts Sept. 2 with a mix of in-person and online classes, the president of the state's largest school said Wednesday. President Samuel Stanley Jr. posted a letter on MSU's...

KU Athletics imposing new pay cuts, furloughs to cut costs

May. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas athletic department has imposed pay cuts and furloughs for all employees in response to financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Athletic Director Jeff Long announced the moves in an email to donors Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reports. Long,...