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Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks to campaign workers and supporters in Minneapolis, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, as he opens the first field office in Minnesota and meets with local community leaders and voters to share his vision for the country. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

Jan. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow Jewish candidate in the race, Bernie Sanders. ...

Model UN event ended early after student falls ill

Jan. 26, 2020 5:19 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Yale Model United Nations conference that draws high school students from around the world was shut down a day early over concerns about the coronavirus after a student from China fell ill with what is apparently the flu, a Yale spokeswoman said Sunday. The four-day conference...

Idaho wildlife officials criticized for elk hunt

Jan. 26, 2020 1:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are being criticized for taking part in a research project that led to the killing of 206 elk across southern Idaho from Pocatello to Nampa in an attempt to learn more about how to control damage from elk herds. The hunting and fishing...

Maine nursing school plans to expand to address shortage

Jan. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine plans to expand its nursing school to deal with a shortage of nurses in the state. USM said it's going to use $2.5 million in public and private money to grow the capacity of its School of Nursing. The changes will double the size of the nursing...

Louisiana high court to hear 3 cases at Tulane University

Jan. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University students are about to get an up-close look at Louisiana's Supreme Court without having to leave campus. The justices usually hear cases at the courthouse in New Orleans' French Quarter. But, on Monday, the court will hear oral arguments in three cases at Tulane...

Governor names 3 students to Nebraska college system board

Jan. 26, 2020 10:35 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed three students to serve as nonvoting members of the Nebraska State College System board of trustees. Konery Klueber, a senior working on a degree in justice studies, will represent Chadron State College over the 2020-2021 school year, the governor's...

Virginia schools steer students to computer science careers

Jan. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A dozen flyers are taped to the window of Jay Mathis’ computer lab at Blacksburg High School. Each sheet, marked at the bottom with the logo of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, publicizes nuggets about various jobs in the broad field of computers. (For...

Ruling revives lawsuit over release of harassment report

Jan. 25, 2020 11:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona court ruling revives an academic's lawsuit accusing the University of Arizona of breaching the confidentiality of a 2005 investigative report into harassment allegations against him. The state Court of Appeals ruling Thursday said a trial judge erred in dismissing key parts of...

Tennessee student tests negative for coronavirus

Jan. 25, 2020 4:09 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee college student tested for the coronavirus yielded negative results, the Tennessee Department of Health said. The Tennessean reports test samples were shipped Thursday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the Tennessee Tech student exhibited "very...

Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top administrator at a large school district in Florida has been selected to lead Providence, Rhode Island's troubled public school system, a state education official confirmed. Harrison Peters, listed as chief of schools-administration for the Hillsborough County Public Schools,...