Professional organizations

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Don McLean performs during a taping of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Rise Telethon in Nashville, Tenn. A lifetime achievement award has been offered and rescinded for "American Pie" singer McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that he would receive the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of University of California, Los Angeles, on May 17. Past recipients included Julie Andrews, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:21 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, people walk on the Stanford University campus in Santa Clara, Calif. Financial aid award letters are known to be tricky to understand due to jargon and a lack of clarity about how much you have to pay out of pocket. If you can’t interpret your financial aid award, you won’t be able to compare letters from different schools. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:17 am
With college acceptances in hand, now comes the hard part: understanding your financial aid offers. These letters are notorious for being laden with jargon that differs from offer to offer, making comparison difficult. But you can learn how to interpret award letters to understand the costs and...
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A group of protesters repeat revolutionary chants against military rule and demand the prosecution of members of the ousted government of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir, at the Armed Forces Square, in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Sudan’s ruling military council on Tuesday warned protesters against any further “chaos” as organizers called for mass rallies later this week. (AP Photos/Salih Basheer)
May 02, 2019 - 2:38 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest movement plans to hold a mass rally as it steps up pressure on the military to hand over power to civilians following last month's overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. The Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, a coalition led by the Sudanese...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves State Supreme Court in New York for a lunch break, Friday, April 26, 2019. A judge decided Friday to hold a pretrial hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case in secret, saying the former movie mogul's right to a fair trial outweighed news organizations' arguments for keeping the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense asked that the hearing be held behind closed doors because it focuses on sensitive matters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial, postponed until September, is now poised to end two years after a wave of women's allegations against him sparked the #MeToo movement. A Manhattan judge announced the delay Friday after a closed-door hearing in which prosecutors sought to...
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Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's court appearance.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has been postponed until Sept. 9. A New York City judge announced the delay Friday following a closed-door hearing that focused on trial...
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Sudanese protesters chant slogans during a rally outside the army headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Sudan's military ousted President Omar al-Bashir following four months of street protests against his rule, then appointed a military council it says will rule for no more than two years while elections are organized. Protesters fear the army, dominated by al-Bashir appointees, will cling to power or select one of its own to succeed him.(AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 12:09 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on Sudan, where protests drove long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir from power earlier this month (all times local): 9 p.m. The organizers of Sudan's protests say they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands...
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April 20, 2019 - 3:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses by commenting in a speech that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in rural hospitals. The Olympian reports that state Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican, made the comments this week while debating a Senate bill that...
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Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez, left, challenges for the ball with Tottenham's Danny Rose during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 18, 2019 - 9:01 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Soccer players in England are backing a 24-hour boycott of social media to demand a crackdown on racial abuse on the platforms. Following a series of high-profile cases, the Professional Footballers' Association has gathered support from players to stay off Twitter,...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by her wife Jessica Kibodeaux shows Lindsey Muller and her dog Emma, hiking in the Cheyenne Mountains west of Fort Carson, Colo. Decorated Army helicopter pilot Lindsey Muller, who started openly identifying as a woman in 2016, says she and others like her feel demoralized by the Trump administration policy that will go into effect Friday, April 12, 2019, barring transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science. (Jessica Kibodeaux via AP, File)
April 11, 2019 - 4:11 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science. The AMA told The Associated Press on...
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Protesters celebrate in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Tens of thousands of Sudanese were making their way to the center of the country’s capital on Thursday, cheering and clapping in celebration as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime autocratic President Omar al-Bashir to step down after 30 years in power. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2019 - 1:43 pm
CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defense Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Ouf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted...
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