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Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Jun. 24, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren as the two jockey for support from the party's liberal base . By canceling...

Indiana school firing gay teacher to keep archdiocese ties

Jun. 24, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A private high school is firing an educator to avoid having its ties cut with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Star reports Cathedral High School announced Sunday it's terminating a gay teacher to avoid a split with the archdiocese, which last week stripped Brebeuf...

Albania's Electoral College orders go-ahead of local polls

Jun. 24, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's top legal election institution on Monday decided in favor of holding municipal elections this weekend, turning down a move from the country's president to cancel them. The five-judge Electoral College ruled unanimously that a small political party, which had asked to...

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

Jun. 24, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites expected to be launched within the next three years with more...

Closing arguments set for missing Chinese scholar case

Jun. 23, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Closing arguments are set for the federal death penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China. Monday's closings follow a week and a half of testimony. If jurors convict Brendt Christensen,...

Exhibit will show rare copy of Declaration of Independence

Jun. 23, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University library will display a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and hold a public reading to mark the 243rd anniversary of the nation's founding. The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library says the document is one of only 26 known copies of the first...

University of New Mexico gets rare George Orwell collection

Jun. 23, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime advocate and employee of the University of New Mexico University Libraries is donating his collection of rare George Orwell books. The university announced last week that professor and curator emeritus Russ Davidson has agreed to donate his Orwell book collection, which...

Building under construction topples in Cambodia, killing 17

Jun. 22, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian rescuers combing through the rubble of a collapsed seven-story building recovered the bodies of 17 construction workers and pulled out 24 injured, as authorities questioned four Chinese who were involved with the project. Construction workers said the unfinished...

The Latest: Witness says plane nosedived before crash

Jun. 22, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in Hawaii (all times local): 4:05 p.m. An eyewitness to the crash of a plane carrying sky divers in Hawaii saw the plane take flight, get 75 feet (23 meters) to 100 feet (30 meters) off the ground and turn away from the mountain range nearby. Steven...

White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

Jun. 22, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. The scheme, which calls for a mix of public...