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Two members of Kentucky State University board resign

Jul. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two members of Kentucky State University's governing board resigned days before the abrupt departure of the campus president, adding to the upheaval in the highest ranks of the school as it faces an independent investigation into its finances. Soon...

Louisiana senator resigns to lead gambling regulatory board

Jul. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A longtime state lawmaker from the Lake Charles area resigned Friday from the Senate to take the helm of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board. Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Republican Ronnie Johns, of Sulphur, as chairman of the Gaming Control...

Moss Point ex-mayor gets 30-month prison sentence for fraud

Jul. 22, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi mayor was sentenced Thursday to two years and six months in federal prison and his wife was sentenced to probation, months after each pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government. Mario King, a Democrat, was...

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Jul. 22, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the opening ceremony that...

Alabama city leader won't quit after using racial slur

Jul. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A white city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won't apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation. Tarrant City Council member Tommy Bryant told news...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

Bowling Green Daily News. July 16, 2021. Editorial: Be all-in on early childhood education The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us of one vital lesson that might seem obvious and mundane on its face, but must not be taken for granted: “All of...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 21, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 19Gov. Tim Walz issued his 25th executive order of 2021 (his 171st overall) to bar the practice of conversion therapy on children in Minnesota. Conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy, seeks to change the sexual orientation...

3 million donated doses of U.S. vaccines arrive in Guatemala

Jul. 20, 2021 21:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Guatemala on Tuesday. The air shipment landed in Guatemala City, bringing to 4.5 million the number of doses that the United States has given Guatemala so...

Idaho lawmaker who shared rape accuser's name faces hearing

Jul. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of a 19-year-old intern who accused another state lawmaker of rape will face a legislative ethics hearing over her actions next month. The House Ethics and Policy Committee found probable cause that Rep....

Kentucky State president resigns amid financial concerns

Jul. 20, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University’s president resigned Tuesday amid concerns about the school's financial health and lawsuits alleging misconduct by campus officials. The school's Board of Regents accepted M. Christopher Brown II's resignation at a...