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Jackson State band to perform in Biden inauguration event

Jan. 19, 2021 8:34 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college marching band is set to participate in an official event celebrating diversity ahead of the inauguration ceremony of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of the South will be a featured...

Clouds form over the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Joe Biden's hefty to-do list starts with a flurry of orders

Jan. 19, 2021 5:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has given himself an imposing to-do list for his earliest days as president and many promises to keep over the longer haul. Overshadowing everything at the very start is Biden's effort to win congressional approval of a $1.9 trillion plan to combat the coronavirus and the...

Tennessee board selected for national leadership award

Jan. 19, 2021 4:28 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees has been selected to receive a national leadership award from the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. The UT trustees were all new to the board in 2018 when the Tennessee General Assembly restructured...

FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, then-Clark County Commission member Steve Sisolak speaks during a forum for Nevada gubernatorial candidates organized by Nevada faith groups in Las Vegas. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget proposal for the upcoming two years that includes steep cuts to education and increased spending on health care. Sisolak and his staff said better-than-expected revenue projections and federal relief allowed the state to avoid proposing more severe cuts anticipated earlier in 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada proposes cuts to education, hopes for federal relief

Jan. 19, 2021 12:41 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have hit Nevada particularly hard, complicating budget planning in a state that levies no state income tax on residents and relies on tourism and hospitality industry revenue. Gov. Steve Sisolak released a budget on Monday that...

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

Jan. 19, 2021 12:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated to speak...

NFL won't allow in-person workouts for scouting combine

Jan. 18, 2021 7:05 PM EST

The NFL will not allow in-person workouts for the scouting combine due to health and safety precautions because of COVID-19. The league informed teams Monday that any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. Interviews of prospects and psychological testing and assessments will be...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, then Federal Trade Commission commissioner Rohit Chopra testifies during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Rohit Chopra as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

Jan. 18, 2021 5:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Rohit Chopra to be the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tapping a progressive ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren to helm the agency whose creation she championed. Chopra, now a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, helped launch...

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

Jan. 18, 2021 1:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated...

Feds: West Virginia woman said US Capitol raid 'was cool'

Jan. 18, 2021 1:01 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman took a “Members Only” sign near the Senate chambers as she accompanied supporters of President Donald Trump in illegally storming the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court documents. Gracyn Dawn Courtright, 23, was charged in a criminal...

CU-Boulder student leader presides amid tumultuous times

Jan. 18, 2021 11:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — As a young boy, Isaiah Chavous hid under his mom’s desk during her college days at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, playing with green army men and chomping snacks while she completed her history degree above his head. “He was born to a teen mom, so I think he had an...