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Dr. James Barahal, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands in Honolulu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Barahal, the president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons, has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a

Honolulu marathon CEO says he was abused by Michigan doctor

Feb. 25, 2020 7:51 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical...

FILE — In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a man walks past a lottery display outside of The Lucky Spot in San Francisco. A report released by the California State Auditor, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, says that the lottery failed to provide adequate funding to education and that it should have accounted for an increase in profits in fiscal year 2017-2018 by turning over an additional $36 million to public schools. Lottery officials say they disagree with the auditor's accounting and said it still maximizes giving to education. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

California lottery didn't give $36M to schools, auditor says

Feb. 25, 2020 6:31 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a report made public Tuesday. Sales from scratch and lotto tickets have funded...

Senate passes ban on university faculty unions

Feb. 25, 2020 6:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday passed a proposal to get rid of the faculty union at the state's universities. The union has at times been instrumental in resisting proposals from lawmakers to shake up the university system. The Board of Regents that oversees the state's universities...

Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

Feb. 25, 2020 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers before...

Omaha school to become hub of counterterrorism research

Feb. 25, 2020 5:07 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been chosen to lead a team of universities and other partners in studying counterterrorism and terrorism prevention, federal officials said. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate announced Monday that the...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his budget address in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Murphy unveiled a $40.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2021 on Tuesday, proposing boosting overall spending by more than 5% compared with the plan he put forward last year and once again raising marginal income tax rates on the wealthy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Murphy proposes $40.9B budget, boosting school, transit aid

Feb. 25, 2020 4:26 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday proposed a $40.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2021, boosting overall spending over last year's plan by more than 5% and including tax hikes on incomes over $1 million and higher spending on schools, transit and the public pension....

NCAA, College World Series group awards $103,000 in grants

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five baseball and softball programs in eastern Nebraska on Tuesday received a total of $103,000 in grants awarded by CWS of Omaha, Inc. and the NCAA. Three organizations whose fields were damaged by floods received $70,000. Of that, $50,000 went to the Waterloo-Valley Recreation...

File - In this June 17, 2019, file photo, a cashier displays a packet of tobacco-flavored Juul pods at a store in San Francisco. Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Juul released a statement saying it has halted television, print and digital advertising and eliminated most flavors in response to concerns by government officials and others.  (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado, File)

'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing

Feb. 25, 2020 2:58 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices, officials announced Tuesday. Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida,...

'Citrus' explores the experience of being a black woman

Feb. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EST

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — When veteran theater director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell first saw the script of a new play by Dartmouth College student Celeste Jennings exploring the experiences of African-American women, she was stunned. “This play is fire,” Holloway-Burrell said. “I...

Lamont touts state-backed college-to-career program

Feb. 25, 2020 2:11 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut can compete economically with the Silicon Valley, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. And a new state-backed career-development program aims to help the state fulfill that potential. Lamont was joined by other state and local officials Monday to announce details of the...