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California black leaders seek reforms, reparations study

Jun. 2, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Legislative Black Caucus is prioritizing a package of bills for this year that include police reform, a task force to study reparations and a repeal of California's controversial 1996 law barring affirmative action at colleges following the police killing of George...

Former exec pleads guilty to bribing son's way into college

Jun. 2, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former technology executive pleaded guilty Tuesday to paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit — even though the son didn't play tennis. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Peter Dameris, 60, of Pacific Palisades, California, pleaded...

SAT drops plans for home exam amid internet access concerns

Jun. 2, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

The company that administers the SAT college entrance exam is scrapping plans to provide a home version of the test this year, saying it can't guarantee all students would have access to the needed technology. The College Board announced Tuesday that it's pausing plans for the remote exam but still hopes to make...

FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen speaks at a UA Board of Regents meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. Johnsen was announced Tuesday, June 2, 2020, as the sole finalist for the University of Wisconsin System president opening. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Alaska official only finalist for Wisconsin system president

Jun. 2, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Alaska System's top official has emerged as the only finalist for the role of University of Wisconsin System president, University of Wisconsin officials announced Tuesday. University of Alaska System President Jim Johnsen will be interviewed June 9. A search...

DeWine enlisted as Toledo hospital faces uncertain future

Jun. 2, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Toledo-area elected officials said Tuesday that they are seeking Gov. Mike DeWine's help in protecting the future of the University of Toledo Medical Center, amid accusations that a rival health system is unfairly poaching its staff. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz emphasized the teaching...

Recent college grads benefiting from impact of landmark ADA

Jun. 2, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Recent college graduates with disabilities are as likely as their peers without disabilities to hold jobs, according to a national survey that suggests they have benefited from coming of age under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The survey by the University of New Hampshire...

Radford to open fall semester early, end before Thanksgiving

Jun. 2, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford University will start the fall semester early and finish classes before Thanksgiving, school officials said in an email. The school had previously said it would reopen its campus in August, but that date has been moved up to July 27, The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday. ...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press briefing at the State Department on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo hits China over Tiananmen as US faces civil unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday marked this week's anniversary of China's deadly 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square — a day after federal forces used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from a park in front of the White House. Pompeo tweeted...

The view to the north from Myrtle Beach State Park Pier on Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. With hotels, beaches, shopping and restaurants reopening along the Grand Strand, tourist season kicked off this weekend despite coronavirus concerns.(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Amid outbreak, officials seek safe ways to draw visitors

Jun. 2, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A week into the summer season that typically drives South Carolina's robust tourism economy, finding ways to safely draw visitors to the state amid the coronavirus outbreak is top-of-mind for officials discussing the state's reopening. “For the tourism industry, it is certainly...

Mark Manchin named president of Glenville State College

Jun. 2, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

GLENVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Harrison County schools Superintendent Mark Manchin has been named president of Glenville State College effective July 1, the college announced Tuesday. Manchin was selected as the school's 25th president after interviews with five finalists on the Glenville campus last week. Among...