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In this photo provided by Lauren Shell, Shell poses for a selfie at her home in Leominster, Mass., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.  During the pandemic Shell, a breast cancer survivor, arranged a quick video visit through the app Zoom in May with her doctor in Boston. Telemedicine grew explosively after COVID-19 shut down much of the economy earlier this year and forced doctors and patients to connect virtually. (Lauren Shell via AP)

Telemedicine shines during pandemic but will glow fade?

Aug. 10, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

Racked with anxiety, Lauren Shell needed to talk to her cancer doctor. But she lives at least an hour away and it was the middle of her workday. It was also the middle of a pandemic. Enter telemedicine. The 34-year-old Leominster, Massachusetts, resident arranged a quick video visit through the app Zoom in May...

Cancer researcher creates comics to explain science

Aug. 1, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A stalk of celery got Jaye Gardiner into science. As a precocious first grader in Chicago, she was invited to take part in a second-grade science class, where the students were conducting an experiment. Gardiner, who’d always been intrigued by science, was...

Indiana University reviews legacy of school's 7th president

Aug. 1, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — If the name of Indiana University’s seventh president is removed from a building on the Bloomington campus, Eric Sandweiss is OK with it. The professor and Carmony Chair in IU’s Department of History sees the removal of a name as a historical event in its own right....

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks at a news conference on the state's guidance for returning to school in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor insists on state control of in-school learning

Jul. 30, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday insisted that the state controls how public schools will resume classes next month, saying districts can provide online learning only if coronavirus cases are surging in their communities. The teachers union immediately pushed back against her...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. The Democratic Senate candidate is in isolation as is his wife, who contracted COVID-19, Ossoff confirmed Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate candidate's wife has virus

Jul. 25, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA -- Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff says he's in isolation with his wife, who contracted COVID-19. The 33-year-old candidate said his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, has mild coronavirus symptoms and that he’s showing symptoms, too. He said he was tested Saturday and is awaiting results...

New report questions the success of college-debt program

Jul. 22, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island college-debt tax-credit program that will end this year unless it’s extended in the state budget received a questionable review from the state Office of Revenue Analysis. Gov. Gina Raimondo has proposed extending the Wavemaker Fellowship for three years and...

FILE - in this March 22, 2019, file photo, from left to right, Thailand's Suwit Mesinsee, Uttama Savanayana, Sontirat Sontijirawong and Kobsak Pootrakul, arrive for a campaign rally ahead of general elections in Bangkok, Thailand. Four key ministers in Cabinet announced their resignations Thursday, July 16, 2020 as a military clique within the ruling party continues to consolidate power. The most prominent member to depart was Somkid, a deputy prime minister who has been in several governments during the past 19 years and who has been overseeing recent economic stimulus packages. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

4 Thai Cabinet ministers resign after party leader shakeup

Jul. 16, 2020 5:07 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Four key ministers in Thailand's Cabinet announced their resignations Thursday, as a military clique within the ruling coalition's most powerful political party continues to consolidate power. The most prominent member to depart was Somkid Jatusripitak, a deputy prime minister who has been...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 7, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, right, listens to manager Derek Shelton during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Shelton and other first-year managers are scrambling to make up for lost time. The rookie skippers are getting creative when it comes to getting a feel for their players during a season unlike any other.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Chemistry class: New managers test for right mix amid virus

Jul. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton needs his freedom. Maybe now more than ever. Fortunately for the first-year Pittsburgh Pirates manager, bench coach Donnie Kelly made it a point to provide it. Each day Kelly puts together a meticulous schedule designed to find a way for separate groups of players to get...

Alex Johnson, left, and Jonathan Walker operate a device they invented that turns text into braille on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Panama City, Fla. The two high school students submitted their device with a video presentation to the national Invention Convention and were awarded the opportunity to receive a patent. (Patti Blake/News Herald via AP)

Florida students work on patent for invention for the blind

Jul. 11, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Local high school students Jonathon Walker and Alex Johnson have been developing a device that turns text into braille for some time and now they’re working with a law firm to get a patent for it. When the students first won the science fair in Pensacola several months back,...

Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Jul. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Students from countries as diverse as India,...