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Former New Mexico AD indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, has been indicted in connection with a lavish 2015 golf trip to Scotland that was partly paid for with state funds, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

Aug. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Opera said Tuesday it will immediately open a "thorough and independent investigation" into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company's general director. In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong...

Black student 'shamed' when school officials colored hair

Aug. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A student's parents are suing Texas school administrators for coloring in a hair design on the black student's head. The student, 13, went to Berry Miller Junior High in April with the letter "M'' shaved on his head. Three administrators told the student his haircut violated the school's...

Missouri Southern president to retire at end of school year

Aug. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The president of Missouri Southern State University plans to retire after this academic year. Alan Marble, who will be 65 in January, announced his decision Friday at Missouri Southern's back-to-school faculty and staff meeting. His retirement will be effective June 30, 2020. The Joplin...

Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

Aug. 19, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a noose. News outlets report the Henry County Board of Education posted a Facebook statement Friday that said the message was...

The Latest: El Paso-area trustee critical of cancelling game

Aug. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a shooting that killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 6:45 p.m. An El Paso-area school board member is critical of the decision to cancel a game between one of the board's high schools and the Dallas-area school attended by the suspect in...

San Francisco to keep but cover up divisive mural

Aug. 14, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board voted Tuesday to preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American. After a public outcry, the board voted 4-3 to reverse its June vote to paint over the "Life of Washington" mural at George Washington...

The Latest: San Francisco to keep divisive mural

Aug. 13, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a divisive mural at a San Francisco high school (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The San Francisco school board will preserve but cover up a public high school mural depicting slavery and the killing of a Native American. After a public outcry, the board on Tuesday voted 4-3...

In Carter's home county, voting rights case tests democracy

Aug. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters, and tourists mill around the train depot that served as his 1976 campaign headquarters. The rural Georgia county...

Virginia transgender bathroom case: Judge favors ex-student

Aug. 9, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia ruled Friday that a school board's transgender bathroom ban discriminated against a former student, Gavin Grimm, the latest in a string of decisions nationwide that favor transgender students who faced similar policies. The order issued by U.S. District Judge...