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GOP Arkansas state senate candidate wore KKK costume as teen

Oct. 23, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes" as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween. Charles Edward Beckham III initially denied reports...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of a private Christian school that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Oct. 21, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom. The policies that discriminated against...

Frat suspended, probe launched into possible LSU hazing

Oct. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University has been suspended and a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday that police are investigating a possible case of illegal hazing. The developments surrounding the suspension of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter were announced a day after an LSU...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Health care workers look on during a flyover at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. One of Utah's largest hospitals had no beds left Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weeks long spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Oct. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. New rules to limit gatherings to five people or less, reduce hotel capacities and impose a 10 p.m. closing time for...

A Chicago charter school teacher Angela McByrd poses for a photo before work on her laptop to teach remotely from her home in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Most students in Illinois have been starting remote learning this fall, according to results from an Illinois State Board of Education survey. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

When school is home and home is school, which rules prevail?

Oct. 13, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Toys that look like weapons. Barefoot students. Disruptive imagery in the background. Pets roaming the room. All a clear violation of rules inside most American classrooms. But that was when most American students were actually inside schools. How do standards like these translate when...

Georgia coach Kirby Smart, left, and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, right, meet after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

SEC threatens fines, suspensions for breaking mask protocols

Oct. 8, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey is threatening schools with $100,000 fines and individuals with suspensions if coaches fail to keep masks on during games as the league tries to play through the coronavirus pandemic. A memo from Sankey to conference coaches and athletic directors, dated Oct. 6,...

In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan, center left in white shirt, talks to pro-democracy self-named

Scandal grows over corporal punishment in Thai schools

Oct. 6, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A scandal over corporal punishment of schoolchildren in Thailand expanded Tuesday as six teachers and caregivers at a school accused of such abuse turned themselves in to face criminal charges. There are now 13 employees of the Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School who are facing charges after...

4th grader sues school system over BB gun suspension

Oct. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

HARVEY, La. (AP) — The family of a Louisiana fourth-grader is suing the public school system that suspended him after a teacher spotted a BB gun in his room during an online class session. The lawsuit filed Friday in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court seeks monetary damages from the Jefferson...

Naval Academy midshipman sues over discipline for tweets

Oct. 1, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A midshipman is suing the U.S. Naval Academy after he was disciplined for tweeting that Breonna Taylor received "justice” when she was fatally shot by police. Midshipman 1st Class Chase Standage, 21, says in the lawsuit that the academy is violating his constitutional rights of...