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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Republican Beth Harwell addresses the audience during the Gubernatorial Forum on Education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. President Donald Trump has nominated  Harwell to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility. In a news release Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander praised the nomination of Beth Harwell to the Tennessee Valley Authority board.
  (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)

Trump taps ex-Tennessee House speaker for US utility board

Jan. 28, 2020 12:47 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a former Tennessee House speaker to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility. In a news release Tuesday, Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander praised the nomination of Beth Harwell to the Tennessee Valley Authority...

New MSU student from Iran sent home after landing at airport

Jan. 28, 2020 11:44 AM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities declined to admit an Iranian graduate student after he landed at an airport to start classes at Michigan State University, an attorney said. Alireza Esfidajani, 27, was stopped Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and interviewed by agents. He was held at a...

This Jan. 27, 2020, photo, provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues. (Khamis Hassan Bakari via AP)

'Like I'm trapped': Africans in China lockdown see no escape

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in. “Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor said, as...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

Jan. 27, 2020 8:49 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won't be able to defeat President Donald...

Most legal experts say crime not required for impeachment

Jan. 27, 2020 8:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's defense relies in part on arguments made in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson more than 150 years ago: that impeachment requires a crime. But most legal scholars disagree, including a law professor called by Republicans in the House investigation...

Racist graffiti on college campus; group wants investigation

Jan. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Name tags for three students at the University of Richmond students were defaced, and a Muslim advocacy group on Monday called for a hate crime investigation into one of the instances. The Council on American Islamic Relations said in an email that it asked the school to look into an...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo Steven Snyder-Hill, right, who claims that a former team doctor for The Ohio State University, Dr. Richard Strauss, now dead, abused him while he was a student sits beside his attorney Scott Elliot Smith, left, during interviews in Columbus, Ohio. Snyder-Hill says he has filed two related complaints with the State Medical Board of Ohio. He says one complaint alleges university President Michael Drake, an ophthalmologist, violated professional ethics and that his school broke laws about sharing public records. He says his other complaint alleges that former student health director Ted Grace mishandled a complaint about misbehavior by Strauss in 1995. Messages seeking comment were left Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 for Ohio State and Grace. Because of confidentiality rules, the medical board won't confirm or comment on complaints unless they result in disciplinary action. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

Jan. 27, 2020 5:31 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, one of his lead accusers said. Because of legal...

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks to campaign workers and supporters in Minneapolis, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, as he opens the first field office in Minnesota and meets with local community leaders and voters to share his vision for the country. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

Jan. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow Jewish candidate in the race, Bernie Sanders. ...

Florida administrator selected to lead Providence schools

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top administrator at a large school district in Florida has been selected to lead Providence, Rhode Island's troubled public school system, a state education official confirmed. Harrison Peters, listed as chief of schools-administration for the Hillsborough County Public Schools,...

Student: Response to professor who called police not enough

Jan. 24, 2020 6:29 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A black student in Indiana is disappointed Ball State University is not acknowledging that a marketing professor discriminated against him when he called the police on him for refusing to change seats in class. Ball State is implementing a corrective plan after professor Shaheen Borna...