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Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

Sep. 20, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president? That prompted a woman in the crowd to object with an...

Portland students join global climate protests

Sep. 20, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of students demanding action on the global climate crisis walked out of class in Portland, Oregon, part of global protests that stretched from Australia to South America. KOIN reports that students rallied Friday outside City Hall, making demands of Mayor Ted Wheeler. In a...

'I want a future': Global youth protests urge climate action

Sep. 20, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist that the warming world can't wait any longer. Marches, rallies and demonstrations were held from Canberra to Kabul and Cape...

State board backs some local control for Little Rock schools

Sep. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State Board of Education on Friday approved a plan to give limited local control to the Little Rock School District nearly five years after the state took over the district amid concerns about lagging student performance at some schools. The panel approved a "proposed...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda's deluge

Sep. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren't in real danger. Waters from Tropical Storm Imelda began to recede Friday, but...

School nixes game amid furor over cheerleaders' Trump banner

Sep. 20, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in a North Carolina school district have canceled a football game at a high school where cheerleaders were placed on probation for displaying a banner that said, "Trump 2020: Make America Great Again." Stanly County Schools announced Friday that it decided to cancel the...

New Mexico Bowl among options for NMSU under new deal

Sep. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State has inked an agreement that opens the possibility for the Aggies to make an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl or other postseason games owned by ESPN Events. New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia announced the six-year deal during a news conference Friday...

Water main break turns streets into rapids, requires rescues

Sep. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh is cleaning up after a massive water main break turned streets into river rapids, required the rescue of people and pets, and closed schools. Pittsburgh Public Schools announced the closure of at least 10 schools Friday because of limited access to water in buildings. Schools...

Drexel, Tower to buy St. Christopher's Hospital for $50M

Sep. 20, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel University and Tower Health have agreed to pay $50 million to buy St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, edging out a for-profit California hospital company in negotiations that lasted until early Friday. "This will ensure that the hospital remains a vital resource to families...