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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Leonard, LeBron, Davis lead Team LeBron over Team Giannis

Feb. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kawhi Leonard scored 30, LeBron James scored 23 and Chicago product Anthony Davis finished with 20 points after hitting the winning free throw to lift Team LeBron to a 157-155 victory over Team Giannis in the...

FILE - This April 20, 2017, file photo released by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office shows Tad Cummins. Cummins was accused of running away with a 15-year-old student in March 2017, setting off a nationwide manhunt. A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were later found in a remote area of northern California.  (Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Teen kidnapped by teacher settles suit with school for $650K

Feb. 14, 2020 4:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit has been settled between a Tennessee school district and a former student who was kidnapped by a teacher when she was 15. Tad Cummins sparked a 39-day nationwide manhunt when he fled the state with the former Culleoka Unit School student on March, 13, 2017. They were...

Chicago teacher removed during probe of 'go back' anthem row

Feb. 14, 2020 1:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teacher accused of telling a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country after she refused to stand for the national anthem has been removed from the classroom while district officials investigate, the school's principal said. Students at Senn High School on the...

Teacher cleared for lesson that had students act as slaves

Feb. 14, 2020 9:42 AM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district has cleared a teacher of wrongdoing for having students pretend to be slaves as part of a history lesson. A spokesman for Toms River Regional School District said in a statement issued late Thursday that it was not the intention of eighth-grade social...

Teacher investigated for telling students to act as slaves

Feb. 14, 2020 9:06 AM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district is investigating a teacher's history lesson that had students pretend to be slaves, officials said. According to social media posts by a student in the class, 8th-grade social studies teacher Lawrence Cuneo forced Toms River Intermediate School students...

Police: Father storms onto bus with pistol in Missouri

Feb. 13, 2020 2:31 PM EST

BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A father who was upset that a student had been fighting with one of his children stormed onto a middle school bus with a loaded pistol in suburban St. Louis and threatened everyone onboard, authorities say. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Christian Goodson was charged...

Students: Teacher told classmate to leave US for anthem

Feb. 13, 2020 11:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools says it has launched an investigation after four students complained that a teacher told a Hispanic student she should go back to her own country because she didn't stand during the national anthem. The students at Senn High School on the city's North Side said they...

Appeals court supports Oregon school's transgender policy

Feb. 12, 2020 5:22 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A school district near the Oregon state capital can allow transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender they identify with instead of their birth gender, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesdays. Some parents and students at a high school in Dallas, Oregon, had...

Parents discuss their experiences and opinions on racism in the Saline community and schools during a school diversity and inclusion meeting community meeting at Liberty School in Saline, Mich., Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The meeting was hosted by Saline Area Schools in response to the racist Snapchat incident that occurred this past week. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP)

Suit: District wrong to punish students over racist posts

Feb. 12, 2020 12:07 PM EST

SALINE, Mich. (AP) — Four students in a southeastern Michigan town sued their school district over discipline they received in the wake of racist social media posts directed at black students. The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday against Saline Area Schools, alleged district officials lacked authority to...

Done with homework: More than 200 schools in UAE cancel it

Feb. 11, 2020 11:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Students at more than 250 government-run schools in the United Arab Emirates are officially done with homework. The local National newspaper reports that, starting next week, the Education Ministry is abolishing homework in public schools in the emirates of Dubai and Abu...