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Driver trapped after crashing into Florida school wall

Nov. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida paramedics have rescued a driver who was trapped after crashing an SUV into the wall of a Miami school building. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a news release that the patient was “heavily entrapped” after the crash on Saturday. The hood of the SUV was fully stuck in the...

Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...

Iraq’s protests raise question: Where does the oil money go?

Nov. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Waves of violent protests have engulfed Baghdad and Iraq’s southern provinces, with demonstrators chanting for the downfall of a political establishment that they say doesn’t prioritize them. Fueling the unrest is anger over an economy flush with oil money that has failed to...

Unresponsive student on Florida school bus dies at hospital

Nov. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EST

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student has died after being found unresponsive on a school bus. Hollywood police say paramedics were called Wednesday morning after the unidentified student was found unresponsive at McArthur High School. Rescuers gave the student CPR, but the student later...

Virginia man pleads guilty in WWII dog tags theft

Nov. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland has pleaded guilty to a theft charge. Robert Rumsby of Fredericksburg, Virginia, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count of...

Pennsylvania schools struggling with bus driver shortage

Nov. 11, 2019 1:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania school districts are struggling with a shortage of bus drivers. A decline in the number of licensed school bus drivers statewide has some districts scrambling to get students to and from school, a situation that has gotten "progressively worse," according to Mike Berk,...

Mandatory student meal plans opposed at Alaska university

Nov. 11, 2019 9:24 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A University of Alaska Fairbanks student has launched a protest campaign against the school's mandatory meal plans for undergraduates living on campus. Freshman Brennan Lippert, 19, said mandated meal plans are an extra financial burden for students who already pay high costs, The...

Lexie Hull scores 27 in Stanford's win over San Francisco

Nov. 9, 2019 8:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lexie Hull was so focused on playing defense, she didn't even notice her own scoring total until it was over. "I had no idea," said Hull, who scored 27 points to help No. 3 Stanford beat San Francisco 97-71 Saturday in the first college basketball game played at Chase Center, the...

Biomedical center opens at Rockville educational institution

Nov. 8, 2019 4:27 AM EST

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Universities at Shady Grove have opened a new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering building. Officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday in Rockville, Maryland. The $175-million building has six levels. The 220,000-square-foot facility will double the footprint of the...

Magic Johnson company gives $2M to Grambling State

Nov. 6, 2019 6:00 PM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Former NBA star Magic Johnson's food service partnership is giving Grambling State University $2 million. The historically black university says it's one of its largest-ever unrestricted gifts and is double the original goal of the school's annual fundraising campaign. The donation...