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Florida coach suspended, probed for practice during pandemic

May. 24, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida high school football coach was suspended as administrators investigate whether he held practice against rules and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. The Miami Herald reports that Miami Northwestern Senior High School has launched an investigation...

In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, a groom wearing a face mask leads a horse to the track at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Fired NASCAR star wins World of Outlaws race

May. 24, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws race Saturday night in Pevley, Missouri, a day after finishing second behind brother-in-law Brad Sweet in the first Sprint Cup event with live fans in the dirt...

South Carolina high school WebEx meeting hacked, porn showed

May. 21, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A high school principal's online meeting to plan a virtual graduation ceremony was hijacked by someone who played porn videos for students and parents, news outlets reported. “As you might imagine I’m both mortified and angry,” Dreher High School Principal Kevin...

Creighton University furloughs 190 people, makes other cuts

May. 20, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University has furloughed 190 employees and made several other spending cuts because of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Creighton officials said Wednesday they expect to have to cut at least $35 million from the university's budget to offset declining revenue from...

Mother gets time served for $400K college admissions bribe

May. 18, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

A woman who was locked up for five months in a Spanish prison after her arrest in the college admissions bribery scheme won’t spend any more time behind bars, a judge ruled Monday. Xiaoning Sui, 49, of Surrey, British Columbia, was sentenced to time served after admitting to paying $400,000 to get her son...

A customer leaves the Maine Hardware store where an artistic rendition of a moose, the state animal, decorates an outside wall, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Portland, Maine. Another 38 people tested positive for the new coronavirus but there were no deaths in the previous 24 hours, the Maine Center for Disease Control reported Friday. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine secures 20,000-plus devices for pandemic home learning

May. 15, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education secured internet access and devices for all of the more than 20,000 students who needed them to continue their learning from home, Gov. Janet Mills and Education Commissioner Pender Makin announced Friday. The effort was launched to help students who...

Northwestern furloughs 250 workers amid budget shortfall

May. 11, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University has furloughed 250 workers and suspended contributions to employee retirement funds as it reports a $90 million budget shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Monday. The university also announced top officials will be taking a 10% to...

A photo provided by the Washington County (Ark.) Detention Center shows Simon S. Ang, 63. The University of Arkansas has suspended Ang, an electrical engineering professor, without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses. (Washington County Detention Center via AP)

Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

May. 11, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas has suspended an electrical engineering professor without pay after he was arrested on an allegation that he failed to disclose that he had close ties with the Chinese government and Chinese businesses. Simon S. Ang, 63, of Fayetteville, Arkansas was...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

54,000 still getting pay held over student debt, filing says

May. 11, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

A Monday court filing from the U.S. Education Department says the agency was still garnishing wages from more than 50,000 workers who had fallen behind on their student loans more than a month after Congress ordered an immediate suspension of the practice during the coronavirus pandemic. The finding, which...

Delaware governor's order suspends annual teacher evaluation

May. 10, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has issued an executive order suspending requirements for teachers to receive annual evaluations. Carney issued the order Sunday due to the suspension of the 2019-20 school year in connection with the coronavirus outbreak. The executive order also suspends...