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Committee highlights diversity in NAU presidential search

Oct. 20, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Members of the search committee for the next president of Northern Arizona University have made diversity the subject of its first meeting, calling for someone who will collaborate with and support diverse populations, including the Native American community. The 14-member Northern...

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo speaks during a press conference to announce the Justice Department has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force at the Federal Courthouse, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Chief Arradondo says he's grateful for the offer and hopes city leaders will take advantage of it. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)

DOJ announces center to help cops, offers aid to Minneapolis

Oct. 20, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force, and officials expressed hope that Minneapolis would be the...

Science classes at Indiana's school adapt during pandemic

Oct. 17, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Pre-pandemic, students working as science lab partners, huddled around a microscope together, was the norm. This year, the reality for science classes is just one student per lab station. No matter the subject, classes don’t look the way they once did. Teachers, students and...

Training center for Native American officers ready to open

Oct. 9, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A new federal law enforcement training center for Native American officers in northeastern North Dakota should be starting classes in the next month, U.S. Sen John Hoeven said Friday. The U.S. Indian Police Academy Advanced Training Center is located at Camp Grafton, the North...

Little: Pandemic changing forever how residents live, work

Oct. 7, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The way Idaho’s residents live and work is being changed forever by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday. The Republican governor in a speech about the future of work said it’s important for employers and workers to be flexible and innovative, and to...

Committee Chairman James Clyburn, D-S.C., talks as Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar testifies to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Michael A. McCoy/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Clyburn asks federal officials to probe SC gov grant program

Oct. 5, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two congressional leaders, including the South Carolina congressman at the helm of a special subcommittee managing a multitude of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, are asking the nation's top education official to review a proposal by South Carolina's governor to allocate...

Culinary, hospitality center opens in South Carolina

Oct. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The studios are ready, the kitchen is pristine and the glasses are polished at The Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation Center. The center, a collaboration between the Greenville Tech Foundation and Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas has...

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

Sep. 25, 2020 5:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China appears to be expanding its network of secret detention centers in Xinjiang, where predominantly Muslim minorities are targeted in a forced assimilation campaign, and more of the facilities resemble prisons, an Australian think tank has found. The Australian Strategic...

Idaho school districts vary widely in COVID-19 transparency

Sep. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho school districts vary widely when it comes to letting the public know about coronavirus cases in classrooms. An investigation by the Idaho Statesman reveals that school districts across southwestern Idaho have wide-ranging levels of transparency when it comes to the number of...

FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, people walk through the Princeton University campus in Princeton, N.J. The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a

Princeton faces federal inquiry after acknowledging racism

Sep. 18, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

The Trump administration has opened an investigation into racial bias at Princeton University, saying that the school's recent acknowledgment of racism on campus amounts to a “shocking” and “serious” admission of discrimination. In a letter to the university on Wednesday, the U.S....