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FILE - In this Tuesday Aug. 25, 2009 file photo, tourists enjoy a boat ride on the river Cam, in Cambridge, England. The University of Cambridge said Thursday Oct. 1, 2020, that it will kick all fossil fuel investments out of its portfolio within the next decade as part of a plan to end the emissions of greenhouse gases it's responsible for by 2038. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Cambridge University ending fossil fuel investments

Oct. 1, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The University of Cambridge said Thursday that it will kick all fossil fuel investments out of its portfolio within the next decade as part of a plan to end the emissions of greenhouse gases it's responsible for by 2038. The centuries-old English institution is joining a growing list of...

University of Iowa president announces plans to retire

Oct. 1, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld announced plans Thursday to retire after the school's board finds his successor. Harreld, a former corporate executive and Harvard Business School instructor, has led the Big Ten university since 2015. His tenure has been difficult in...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center right, greets students as they arrive for in-person classes outside Public School 188 The Island School, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms starting Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

Oct. 1, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding to help keep school buildings open amid a rise in infections among the nation's school-age children. New York City is set to begin testing 10% to 20% of students and...

A paramedic with a special outfit to protect against coronavirus, pushes a stretcher with a patient inside an ambulance after dozens of elderly people have been found positive in COVID-19 at a nursing home in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Nationwide, Greece has been experiencing a resurgence of the virus, with the number of new daily cases often topping 300, and both deaths and the number of those in intensive care units rising. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greece: Violence at school rally, concern over nursing home

Oct. 1, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police used tear gas Thursday to disperse protesting high school students who have organized scores of school strikes in response to classroom overcrowding during the coronavirus pandemic. Brief clashes broke out near the parliament in central Athens after students threw several...

Police: 4 NC A&T State University students shot off-campus

Oct. 1, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Four North Carolina A&T State University students were wounded during a shooting off-campus Wednesday afternoon, police said. Greensboro Police Spokesperson Ron Glenn said the shooting happened around 4 p.m. at an off-campus apartment complex, news outlets reported. The school...

Governor vetoes California bill requiring ethnic studies

Oct. 1, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom late Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a California high school graduation requirement, citing controversy over the model curriculum. Assemblyman Jose Medina, a fellow Democrat, criticized the veto of his bill as “a failure to...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

Des Moines board OKs plan to meet governor's classroom order

Sep. 30, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines school board approved a plan Wednesday night to return to in-classroom learning, but it included metrics for allowable coronavirus infection rates that the district doesn't currently meet, making it unclear if students will actually return to school as planned. The...

In this photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Whitmer signes a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year, funding a new tuition-assistance program for adults while avoiding major government cuts despite the economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic in Lansing, Mich., Sept. 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP File)

Whitmer signs $62.7B budget that funds tuition assistance

Sep. 30, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed a $62.7 billion state budget hours before the new fiscal year, funding a new tuition-assistance program for adults while avoiding major government cuts despite the economic downturn during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan, which had...

Eugene elementary school teacher named teacher of the year

Sep. 30, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in Eugene has been named Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, making her the first Bethel School District teacher to win since the award program started in 1955. Nicole Butler-Hooten was honored by the Oregon Department of Education on Tuesday...