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Teen accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7M in scholarships

Apr. 25, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans teenager has been accepted to 115 colleges and universities across the nation. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Antoinette Love was accepted at every school she applied to and was offered a total of more than $3.7 million in scholarships. She says she plans to visit...

The Latest: Australia says Sri Lanka bomber studied there

Apr. 25, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Australia's prime minister said one of the suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks had been in Australia years earlier. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the person had been in Australia on a...

Maine OKs bill to get mobile wi-fi device in rural libraries

Apr. 25, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has signed off on a proposal to allow residents of the state to expand their access to the internet by checking out mobile wi-fi devices from libraries. The bill received unanimous approval from both chambers of the Maine Legislature after it was proposed by...

New Mexico university tabs Michigan administrator as provost

Apr. 25, 2019 12:42 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A senior administrator at the University of Michigan has been named provost and executive for academic affairs of the University of New Mexico. UNM President Garnett Stokes announced his selection of James Paul Holloway following a nearly six-month search. Stokes calls the current...

Indiana lawmakers approve GOP budget, gambling bill

Apr. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers approved a new state budget and a wide-ranging gambling bill Wednesday as they wrapped up this year's legislative session. The House and Senate party-line votes came as Republicans touted the spending plan as a responsible one that makes strides toward improving the...

The Latest: Budget plan approved, legislative session ends

Apr. 24, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the final days of the Indiana legislative session (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Indiana lawmakers have approved a new state budget increasing base school funding by 2.5% percent each of the next two years as they brought this year's legislative session to a close. The...

Senate: Cut part of SOS budget to fund redistricting panel

Apr. 24, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday proposed cutting spending in Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's office to fund a new redistricting commission, a move she said violates the intent of the constitutional amendment approved by voters last fall. A Senate budget...

Former AG Sessions calls for moving past Mueller report

Apr. 24, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday said it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America." Sessions urged confidence in the system during a lecture at Amherst College, a private liberal arts school...

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

Apr. 24, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation. The Broward County Public...

Officials say they'll make up teacher raise shortfall later

Apr. 24, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State officials said Wednesday that they'll make up a $10 million to $15 million shortfall in funding for teacher raises of $1,500 apiece after the Mississippi Department of Education miscounted the number of eligible teachers. Local superintendents discovered the error Tuesday when...