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In this July 28, 2020 photo, Maciolek School of Dance owner and founder Karen Salb poses in her Hobbs, N.M. studio. She says the time has come to hand off dance instruction to the next generation and she's closing her studio after 50 years. (Blake Ovard/The Hobbs Daily News-Sun via AP)

New Mexico dance studio closing after a half-century run

Aug. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The story can be seen in the floor. Dozens of perfect circles line the outer walls at Maciolek School of Dance, worn into the wooden floor. They mark the dreams and all the lives who have stepped onto the floor, and then tapped, jazzed and plie’d their way into adulthood. But as...

After $35M renovation, hotel on Purdue campus reopens doors

Aug. 9, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A 90-year-old hotel on Purdue University's campus has reopened for business following a $35 million renovation that transformed its lobby, expanded its suites and added a restaurant and bar. The 182-room Union Club Hotel reopened Wednesday to guests who inspected the overhaul of...

In this photo provided by Jason Koski and Cornell University, Bryan Maley, right, a grad student in the Master of Public Health program, interviews a student on campus about mask-wearing experiences as part of a public health survey, Friday, July 30, 2020, in Ithaca, N.Y. (Jason Koski/Cornell University via AP)

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

Aug. 9, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road trips and no outside guests on campus. No kidding. Administrators warn that failure to wear masks, practice social...

Endangered Indiana bats losing habitat near Indiana airport

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana bat, a state and federally endangered species, spends the winter hibernating in caves. But, over time, one of its favorite springtime hangouts has increasingly become well, less bat friendly. That home? The area around the Indianapolis International Airport. As Indianapolis...

Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most...

Several Colorado State football players dispute allegations

Aug. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support head coach Steve Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The Rams have paused all football activities after a recent investigation started by the president of the...

Mother of Iowa student who died in freezing temps sues

Aug. 8, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old University of Iowa student who froze to death in January 2019 is suing the school for negligence. Michael Belz, of Cedar Rapids, was caught outside of his residence hall on the night of Jan. 29, 2019, when wind chills in Iowa City were 51 degrees below...

FILE - In this July 28, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival. When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question...

Program will provide work training to those hurt by pandemic

Aug. 8, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves has announced a $55 million initiative to create workforce training programs at community colleges and offer financial incentives to employers to hire individuals who have lost work due to the coronavirus. The aim of ReSkill Mississippi (ReSkillMS) is to help ease...

Darius Rindell, wearing a face mask, uses a small specialize bar to push out a dent in a car hood, during a paint-less dent repair class at College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., Thursday, July 8, 2020. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Some Illinois community colleges see summer enrollment boost

Aug. 8, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Some community colleges in Illinois have seen an increase in student enrollment over the summer, but officials are waiting to see if that will continue in the fall. College of Lake County, Harper College and the College of DuPage have all reported higher enrollment numbers, the Chicago...