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Maryland college cancels classes after racist graffiti found

Feb. 21, 2020 8:10 AM EST

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings. The messages were found written across a wall and a door in academic buildings on Wednesday at Salisbury University,...

2 charged in shooting that left woman dead, 3 men wounded

Feb. 21, 2020 8:00 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with a street shooting near a Catholic school in Philadelphia that left a woman dead and three men wounded, authorities said. The suspects — identified only as an adult and a juvenile — were charged late Thursday with murder, six...

Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Feb. 21, 2020 7:28 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Devastated after again being targeted at school for his dwarfism, a sobbing Quaden Bayles repeatedly told his mother that he wanted to die. The 9-year-old Australian’s deep distress went viral on social media after his mother, Yarraka Bayles, posted a six-minute video clip. ...

Teacher washed out student's mouth with hand sanitizer

Feb. 21, 2020 7:22 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida middle school teacher has been suspended after school district officials found she used hand sanitizer to wash out the mouth of a student who was talking too loud in her class. Palm Beach County school board on Wednesday approved a 10-day suspension without pay for...

Marshall OKs buying 3 planes for planned aviation program

Feb. 21, 2020 4:35 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University has approved the purchase of three airplanes for its planned aviation degree program. The Marshall Board of Governors on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the purchase of two $500,000 airplanes for student training that have parachutes for use in an emergency,...

North Carolina schools chief: People want Common Core gone

Feb. 21, 2020 4:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NorthCarolina's state schools superintendent says a survey he pitched parents and teachers to complete confirm that people want the K-12 education standards known as "Common Core" eliminated. Mark Johnson announced this week the results of online surveys taken by more than 71,000...

Grant will help Virginia test schools for lead in water

Feb. 21, 2020 3:56 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it was awarding Virginia over $700,000 in grant funding to assist with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. The $737,000 will go to the Department of Health, which will use it to...

Andy Hrovat during an interview about his experience with doctor who has been accused by several former students of molesting them during medical exams at the University of Michigan. The interview was conducted at his attorneys firm on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Denver. (AP Photo/John Leyba)

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor

Feb. 21, 2020 2:08 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler on Thursday accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates. Andy Hrovat, who competed for the U.S. in the 2008...

NY project would map genes of 1 million to fight Alzheimer's

Feb. 21, 2020 1:00 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers would aim to map the genes of one million people living with or at-risk of Alzheimer's disease over five years through a proposed initiative at the State University of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed Friday to establish the SUNY Curing Alzheimer's Health Consortium to...

A historical marker stands on the former campus of Wake Forest College in Wake Forest, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. The campus is now home to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Wake Forest apologizes for slavery in university's past

Feb. 20, 2020 9:51 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The president of Wake Forest University issued a public apology Thursday for the institution's past involvement in slavery. President Nathan Hatch's apology, delivered in a speech during the school's Founders' Day ceremonies, comes after a series of events stirred up racial...