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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Baylor's Matt Ritchey (45) stands on the field by a Big 12 Conference logo during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Waco, Texas. Big 12 revenue increased to $38.8 million per school for 2018-19, or a total of $388 million. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he anticipates those numbers reaching the mid-$40 million range per school before the current broadcast rights deal expires in 2024-25. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
May 31, 2019 - 1:57 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Another year of increasing revenue in the Big 12 is only part of the reason league leaders believe they are well-positioned for the future. For them, flexibility as a 10-team conference is a pretty close second to money. "Our model has agility," said West Virginia President...
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The eight co-champions of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, from left, Shruthika Padhy, 13, of Cherry Hill, N.J., Erin Howard, 14, of Huntsville, Ala., Rishik Gandhasri, 13, of San Jose, Calif., Christopher Serrao, 13, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., Saketh Sundar, 13, of Clarksville, Md., Sohum Sukhatankar, 13, of Dallas, Texas, Rohan Raja, 13, of Irving, Texas, and Abhijay Kodali, 12, of Flower Mound, Texas, hold the trophy at the end of the competition in Oxon Hill, Md., Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 31, 2019 - 3:49 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the National Spelling Bee (all times local): 12:07 p.m. Eight spellers were better than the dictionary. They were better than anything the Scripps National Spelling Bee could throw at them. And they all ended up with a hand on the trophy. In the most...
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Akash Vukoti, 9, of San Angelo, Texas, competes in the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 28, 2019 - 4:56 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Akash Vukoti is competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the third time at age 9. It's just one of his many star turns. He's coming off an appearance on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" and has also been featured on "Little Big Shots." While at the bee, he's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, University of Maryland president Wallace Loh speaks at a House of Delegates appropriations committee hearing in Annapolis, Md. The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department. This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
May 23, 2019 - 3:02 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department. This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners. The directive, announced...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Northam. Eastern Virginia Medical School said in a statement Tuesday, May 21 that the findings of the investigation will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, May 22. Northam's profile in the 1984 yearbook includes a photo of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing. Northam denies being in the photo, which nearly ended his political career in February. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:59 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and has managed to return to something resembling normal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Northam. Eastern Virginia Medical School said in a statement Tuesday, May 21 that the findings of the investigation will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, May 22. Northam's profile in the 1984 yearbook includes a photo of a man in blackface standing next to someone in Ku Klux Klan clothing. Northam denies being in the photo, which nearly ended his political career in February. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 22, 2019 - 3:41 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university over how school officials dealt with a team doctor recently found to have sexually abused at least 177 young men over two decades. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 1:57 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into a former Ohio State team doctor (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Ohio State University's president says it's clear there was "consistent institutional failure" after seeing a report that detailed nearly two decades of sexual abuse by a former...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Grant Berardo, a student at Wall High School, flips through his 2017 school yearbook in Wall, N.J. The yearbook includes a photo of him wearing a digitally altered T-shirt that originally included the words "Trump Make America Great Again." Berardo's Trump T-shirt was digitally painted a nondescript black even though the shirt did not violate the school's dress code. Susan Parsons, the Wall High School yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Donald Trump's name on their clothing is now suing the district. Parsons says school officials requested the changes in 2017 but then set her up to "take the blame." (Andrew Mills/NJ Advance Media via AP, File)
May 07, 2019 - 1:17 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A high school yearbook adviser who was suspended after photos of two students were altered to remove President Donald Trump's name from their clothing is suing the district, saying she was made a scapegoat. Teacher Susan Parsons says in her lawsuit, filed Monday, that officials...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 05, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family and hundreds of friends and neighbors are remembering a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates' lives by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial for 21-year-old Riley Howell was held Sunday at a 1,900-seat auditorium at a...
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