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Brazil manifestos seek to rein in Bolsonaro before election

Aug. 11, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians poured into the University of Sao Paulo's law school to hear a manifesto denouncing the brutal military dictatorship and calling for a prompt return of the rule of law. That was 1977. Almost 45 years later to the day, thousands are expected to rally...

Arizona county that saw election snafu to waive city costs

Aug. 10, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona county where the Aug. 2 primary election was beset with multiple issues that led to the firing of its election director will waive the costs for running municipal elections in 11 cities and towns and plans to hire an outside election expert to review what went wrong. ...

Teen's death is latest tragedy in flood-ravaged Kentucky

Aug. 10, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

The mysterious death of a high school athlete who spent days helping his fellow eastern Kentuckians clean up from historic flooding has added a new layer of grief to the tragedy. On Wednesday, Aaron “Mick” Crawford was counted as the 38th person to die as a result of flash...

Arkansas lawmakers give first OK to $500M tax cut package

Aug. 10, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved a $500 million tax cut package over objections from Democrats who questioned its potential impact on the state's COVID-19 funds and called for action on teacher raises. The majority-Republican House and Senate...

One of 8 students who integrated Memphis State dies at 81

Aug. 10, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ralph Prater, one of the first Black students to enroll at then-Memphis State University in 1959, has died. He was 81. “Prater’s impact on our institution and community is immeasurable, and we will forever celebrate his remarkable courage and legacy,”...

Notre Dame AD: Big Ten deal with NBC 'perfect' for Irish

Aug. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the coming Big Ten television contract with NBC is a “perfect” way for the network to complement its deal with the Fighting Irish. Swarbrick held a live online chat for Notre Dame's alumni association...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Aug. 10, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

Dothan Eagle. August 9, 2022. Editorial: Jim Oakley is a legend in Alabama politics Alegend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month. Jim is known statewide as the legendary owner, publisher,...

14 HBCU medical students chosen for NFL diversity initiative

Aug. 10, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be 14 students from Historically Black College and University medical schools working for the first time on the staffs of NFL clubs this season. The students are coming from the four HBCU medical schools in the country and will be working with eight...

Bus driver charged with stalking 8-year-old boy

Aug. 10, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) — A school bus driver faces federal charges alleging he threatened and stalked an 8-year-old boy in New Hampshire. Michael Chick, 39, of Eliot, Maine, worked as a bus driver for First Student and drove routes in both Greenland and Rye, New Hampshire, the...

Tests show Indiana 3rd graders below normal reading levels

Aug. 10, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New standardized test results released Wednesday show reading levels of Indiana's younger students have improved just slightly but still remain below results from before the pandemic. Nearly one in five students “have not mastered foundational reading skills...