From left, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, and other tax conferees gather to work on the sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Democrats are objecting to the bill and are asking that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 6 p.m. Congressional aides say negotiators have removed several controversial provisions from sweeping tax legislation, including one that would have eliminated the deduction for interest on student loans and another...
Read More
People gather for a vigil at St. Joseph Church in Aztec, N.M., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
December 07, 2017 - 7:01 pm
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Students hid in their classrooms, some behind locked doors or in closets, as a gunman opened fire Thursday inside a New Mexico high school, killing two classmates before he ended up dead. Authorities and other officials in the small town of Aztec near the Colorado border have...
Read More
Chris Miller
December 05, 2017 - 5:38 pm
Two students at Slidell Junior High School were arrested after one brought a gun to school and another showed it off to other students. Police say the incident happened Friday, and the fact that no one reported it until days later is troubling to them. According to police, one student brought the...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, kindergarten students listen as teacher Amy Holland reads on the first day of school at Nancy Ryles Elementary School in Beaverton, Ore. A last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan would allow parents to use savings from 529 education savings accounts to pay for K-12 education, including homeschool expenses. It's been hailed as a win for school choice because it would expand a program that's been restricted to college tuition and expenses, although critics say it would benefit only wealthy families. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:22 pm
A late amendment to the Republicans' tax overhaul plan would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education, including private school tuition and homeschool expenses, in a proposal hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The Senate plan would...
Read More
Phillip Fulmer follows University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport into a press conference, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was named athletic director at the university. The university placed former AD John Currie on paid leave amid what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
December 01, 2017 - 7:57 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has turned to its familiar past to comfort its uneasy fan base in an attempt to rescue what has been a tumultuous and embarrassing football coaching search. The man Volunteers faithful blamed for the chaos: John Currie. Chancellor Beverly Davenport, who watched as...
Read More
November 26, 2017 - 9:33 pm
(AP) -- Louisiana's community college system is creating a scholarship program for students in the future farmers' association. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System will give a $500 one-time scholarship to each high school graduate who belongs to the Louisiana Future Farmers of...
Read More
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
Read More
Demonstrators costumed as U.S. President Donald Trump and polar bears protest against the climate change during climate conference COP in Bonn, western Germany, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 1:11 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord. But the alliance, which has an economy larger than...
Read More