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Ex-US Rep. Fattah loses bid to cut 10-year prison term

Jul. 12, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime Pennsylvania congressman lost his bid to have his 10-year prison term reduced after four bribery and money laundering counts were thrown out on appeal. Philadelphia Democrat Chaka Fattah Sr. is two-and-a-half years into a prison term handed down for misusing more than...

Hungary scientists fear brain drain as govt seeks control

Jun. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences says the government is moving to gain control of Hungary's research institutes and he fears the country will see an exodus of scientists. Academy President Laszlo Lovasz said Wednesday that a government-drafted bill on the...

Connecticut bill on climate change education advances

May. 29, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would require instruction on climate change at Connecticut schools has cleared the House of Representatives. The Hartford Courant reports the measure advanced Tuesday on a 103-43 vote after a lengthy discussion in which several Republicans voiced doubt about the role...

Longtime Arkansas teacher awarded computer science honor

May. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A longtime math teacher who switched to computer science three years ago recently won Arkansas' inaugural Computer Science Educator of the Year Award. Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave the recognition to Lake Hamilton High School teacher Karma Turner at a ceremony in the governor's...