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Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Naval Academy to hold commissioning in person this year

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will hold its graduation and commissioning ceremony in person at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this year, the academy said Friday. The commissioning ceremony is scheduled for May 28 in Annapolis, Maryland. ...

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Apr. 09, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination to student health officials before they can enroll for the fall semester, the school's president said Friday. A statement from Duke President Vincent Price...

Disparities in vaccine allocation prompt equity initiatives

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of racial disparity mostly among Black and Latino residents. Healthcare...

University expels fraternity over student's hazing death

Apr. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday expelled a fraternity where a student died last month after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol during a hazing event. Bowling Green State University in a statement said the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter would...

New Mexico governor signs $7.4B state budget, vetoes relief

Apr. 09, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Friday a $7.4 billion general fund spending plan for the coming fiscal year that boosts state funding for public education, early childhood services and more — while using her veto pen to assert sole authority over $1.6...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Hackers try to extort University of Colorado in cyberattack

Apr. 09, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hackers are trying to extort the University of Colorado after a cyberattack that potentially compromised personal information from more than 310,000 files, including student data, medical information and several Social Security numbers, university officials said...