Month: September 2022

New rules make star college football players millionaires
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New rules make star college football players millionaires

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud sits in the drivers seat after he received a 2019 Mercedes G-Wagon G63 in Canton, Ohio on June 8, 2022. Stroud has a deal with Sarchione Auto Gallery that allows them to use the quarterback's name, image and likeness in its advertising. Glance around the parking lot of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at The Ohio State University this fall and you might come across a $200,000 palace on wheels, the kind of luxury ride more likely to be found in the garages of movie stars, music moguls and titans of business than on a college campus. (The Repository/Scott Heckel via AP)FILE - Texas running back Bijan Robinson speaks at the NCAA college football Big 12 media days in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, July 14, 2022. At Texas, running back Bijan Robinson has deals wi...
GOP candidates soften tone on abortion for midterm election
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GOP candidates soften tone on abortion for midterm election

Iowa Republican candidate for Congress Zach Nunn, right, listens to Arvin Foell of Kelley, Iowa, while visiting the Iowa Republican Party booth at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, August 12, 2022. Nunn is among more than a dozen strict abortion opponents running in competitive House, Senate and governor races working to soften his profile in light of increased enthusiasm among Democratic voters since the June U.S. Supreme Court decision reversing a federal right to abortion. (AP Photo/Thomas Beaumont) By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — During a primary debate in May, Iowa Republican Zach Nunn and his two rivals were asked to raise their hand if they thought all abortions should be illegal. “All abortions, no exceptions,” the moderator clarified. Nu...
UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China’s Xinjiang
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UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China’s Xinjiang

FILE - Guard towers stand on the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. China's discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights office said in a long-awaited report released Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)FILE - A child stands near a large screen showing photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping near a car park in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region on Dec. 3, 2018. China's discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, the U.N. human right...
Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives
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Jackson water crisis forces residents to find alternatives

Aug 31, 2022 4:52 PM - 1050 words Santonia Matthews, a custodian at Forest Hill High School in Jackson, Miss., hauls away a trash can filled with water from a tanker in the school's parking lot, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. The tanker is one of two placed strategically in the city to provide residents non-potable water. The recent flood worsened Jackson's longstanding water system problems and the state Health Department has had Mississippi's capital city under a boil-water notice since late July. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba addresses the city's partnership with the state to help address the water crisis in the Capital city during a news conference in Jackson Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. On Monday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced state assi...
Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show
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Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

FILE - Desks are spaced apart ahead of planned in-person learning at an elementary school on March 19, 2021, in Philadelphia. Pandemic school disruptions resulted in the largest drop in reading achievement in 30 years, according to newly released national test scores on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. The data is from 9-year-olds who took the National Assessment of Educational Progress in 2020 and 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) By COLLIN BINKLEYAP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study — offering an early glimpse of the sheer magnitude of the learning setbacks dealt to the nation's children. Reading scores saw their largest decrease in 30 ...