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President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

May. 30, 2020 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China...

In this Wednesday May 20, 2020 photo, Deep South Disc Divas member Michelle Clay puts a disc into a basket during practice at Tatum Park in Hattiesburg, Miss. Disc golf, which was started in the 1970s, is much like golf but uses a flying disc and above-ground targets called “holes.” (Cam Bonelli/Hattiesburg American via AP)

Disc golf helps woman stay active during pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Competitive sports may have been sidelined in the months since the new coronavirus emerged in Mississippi, but one sport continues to thrive. Disc golf, which was started in the 1970s, is much like golf but uses a flying disc and above-ground targets called “holes.”...

IU-South Bend grad finds her mission with coral reefs film

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — At first, it was all about the dollars for Coral Dorsch. Dorsch, a recent Indiana University South Bend graduate, initially planned to major in business. “The reason I chose business is because of money,” she said. “That’s what you’re supposed to...

Local college student runs her own lip gloss business

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At age 21, Thibodaux native Dionjhae Thomas has turned one of her favorite hobbies into a business. Thomas, a former Houma Christian School athlete who is now a student at the University of New Orleans, said she has always loved to buy and wear lip gloss products. After having issues...

Justin Heideman leads the Jeff Davis High School Marching Band in the annual Magic City Classic parade in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday Oct. 26, 2019. (Kirsten Fiscus/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Vanilla Funk: Viral drum major joins Alabama State band

May. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Justin Heideman flicked through YouTube searching for more videos. His search intensified, as each video he passed excited him. Every video he had flirted with before and he could recall the rhythms that were played, every count and beat of music, the videos’ highlights and,...

A woman passes a fence outside Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery adorned with tributes to victims of COVID-19, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in New York. The memorial is part of the Naming the Lost project which attempts to humanize the victims who are often just listed as statistics. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Latest: 400 German managers, workers returning to China

May. 29, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Two United Nations peacekeepers serving in Mali have died...

SUNY appoints Purchase College's first Hispanic president

May. 29, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Trustees of the nation’s largest university system on Friday appointed the first Hispanic, female president to lead one of its top-rated colleges. The State University of New York Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Milagros “Milly” Peña as the new...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

May. 29, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with...

President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter during a roundtable with industry executives about reopening country after the coronavirus closures, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos' loan rules

May. 29, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a measure that would have overturned a policy that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued in 2019 making it harder for students to get their loans erased after being misled by for-profit colleges. The Senate gave final approval to the bipartisan measure in March, dealing a...

FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is viewed in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. Minor league umpires are out of jobs so far and maybe all year with no minor league seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)

The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%

May. 29, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a temporary 50% reduction in salaries and funding across the region from July 1. CWI has kept players, staff, umpires and coaches on full pay since the outbreak began, but the lack of any...