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Emad Abdeljawwad sells grilled hot dogs and beverages out of a converted van in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. With dine-in restaurants mostly closed due to health restrictions, food trucks have allowed entrepreneurial palestinian businessmen to find a way to keep working. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Food trucks provide rare bright spot in hard-hit West Bank

Sep. 28, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The coronavirus crisis has hit West Bank restaurants hard. But one part of the dining sector is bucking the trend: food trucks. With dine-in restaurants mostly closed due to health restrictions, food trucks have allowed entrepreneurial businessmen to find a way to keep working....

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Biden vows to 'restore dignity for everyone'

Sep. 14, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is promising to “restore dignity for everyone, especially the poor” if he defeats President Donald Trump in November. Biden made his pledge Monday to an online...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington. As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that DeVos has long championed but struggled to advance nationally.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump, DeVos raise school choice in appeal to vexed parents

Sep. 14, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long championed but struggled to advance nationally. DeVos and...

FILE - In this July 18, 2012, file photo, credit logos are displayed on a downtown storefront as a pedestrian passes in Atlanta.  U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a solid 3.6% in July, the second monthly gain after the coronavirus pandemic had sent consumer borrowing down sharply in the previous three months, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashley Hopkinson, File)

Consumer borrowing follows June gain with 3.6% rise in July

Sep. 8, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing rose by a solid 3.6% in July, the second monthly gain after the coronavrius pandemic had sent borrowing down sharply in the previous three months. The Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that the 3.6% increase in July, which represented a $12.2 billion advance,...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo students walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, Calif.  With what could be a slow economic recovery and loan debt on the rise, college students are looking for alternatives to pay for their education.  (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Should students gamble on an income share agreement?

Sep. 2, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

Students watching the COVID-19 pandemic play out have reason to be wary of taking on additional loans for college. With what could be a slow economic recovery, signing up for an additional bill that comes each month, no matter what, might sound like a bad idea. Federal student loan payments are currently paused....

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, people remove belongings on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., amid the coronavirus pandemic. As more universities keep classes online this fall, it’s leading to conflict between students who say they deserve tuition discounts and college leaders who insist remote learning is worth the full cost.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

As more colleges stay online, students demand tuition cuts

Aug. 22, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

As more universities abandon plans to reopen and decide instead to keep classes online this fall, it's leading to conflict between students who say they deserve tuition discounts and college leaders who insist remote learning is worth the full cost. Disputes are flaring both at colleges that announced weeks ago...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, South Carolina running back Deshaun Fenwick warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility, no matter how much they play, brings peace of mind. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, creates others

Aug. 21, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge them a year of eligibility — no matter how much they play — brings peace of mind. And happy parents. “My mom’s more excited about it than I am,” said...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, college students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C.  Colleges are eager to share their reopening plans as they encourage students to return to campus. But fewer of them are talking about the elephant in the room: what happens if they need to shut down again.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Will you get a refund if COVID-19 closes your campus?

Aug. 19, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

Many colleges are welcoming students back for in-person learning and dormitory living this fall semester. Looming over everything: Campuses could shut back down at any time. With COVID-19 cases still high, many colleges are developing shutdown contingency plans alongside their reopening arrangements. At the...

In this image from video, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Sanders calls for party unity to prevent 'authoritarianism'

Aug. 18, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is imploring his supporters to vote for Joe Biden, suggesting that without a unified Democratic Party, years of gains by the progressive movement could be lost and that the country may not even survive four more years of President Donald Trump. “At its...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo students walks in front of Fraser Hall on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kan. Student loan borrowers with federal debt won’t see a bill until January 2021. That means three extra months of paused payments tacked onto the original six months made possible by the coronavirus relief package. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

What No Student Loan Payments Until 2021 Means for You

Aug. 13, 2020 7:46 AM EDT

You don’t have to make another federal student loan payment in 2020. Now is the time, though, to decide what to do before your bill arrives in January 2021. Federal student loan borrowers were already in an automatic interest-free pause on payments as part of the original coronavirus relief bill, known as...