• ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    ‘Heartbreaking day’ — Stanford drops 11 sports to cut costs

    Stanford was already facing some difficult financial choices as it tried to support one of the nation’s largest athletics departments. The coronavirus pandemic forced a dramatic and painful decision: Faced with a nearly $25 million deficit next year, Stanford became the first known Power Five school to eliminate athletic programs because of the pandemic, announcing

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  • Auburn to offer doctorate in building construction

    Auburn to offer doctorate in building construction

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University said it will offer a new doctoral degree in building construction that will be one of only a handful of such programs nationwide. An announcement released last week said the program will start when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17 as part of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design

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  • Trump picks Tulsa for return of signature campaign rallies

    Trump picks Tulsa for return of signature campaign rallies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is planning to hold his first rally of the coronavirus era on June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And he says he’s planning more events in Florida, Texas and Arizona as well. Trump made the announcement as he met with a handful of African American supporters Wednesday afternoon for a

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  • Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

    Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, under plans approved Wednesday by a city task force. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval. The plan calls for

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  • Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    Court rejects lawsuits challenging traffic camera tickets

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of lawsuits challenging the use of traffic cameras to ticket motorists. The lawsuits were filed by motorists who received tickets from traffic cameras in Midfield, Center Point and Opelika. The suits challenged the use of automatic traffic-enforcement cameras. Justices upheld decisions to

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  • Alabama official outlines phased plan to reopen schools

    Alabama official outlines phased plan to reopen schools

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama public schools closed because of the coronavirus could bring some students back in June as part of a phased reopening before the next full school year, the state’s top official for K-12 schools said. Children 13 and older could return to campus in groups of 10 or fewer people for

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