Professional organizations

March 06, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story March 5 about school bullying, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a boy's suicide. Jacobe Taras killed himself with a hunting rifle when he was 13, not a shotgun when he was 12. A corrected version of the story is below: Should schools be...
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In this Feb. 14, 2018 photo, Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, a Democrat, discusses with reporters in her state Capitol office in Hartford, Conn., legislation she's proposing this session that would protect citizens' voter information. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in delegate-rich, swing states that could prove important in the 2020 presidential election. Merrill chairs the association and has been traveling the country to raise money from wealthy Democratic donors to labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
February 19, 2018 - 11:04 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrats are focusing renewed attention and money to help win secretary of state seats, two-thirds of which are held by Republicans. For the first time in years, the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State expects to target a handful of races in 2018, likely in swing...
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February 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Entrada Kelly's "Hello, Universe" has won the John Newbery Medal for the outstanding children's book of 2017. The Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustration went to Matthew Cordell and "Wolf in the Snow." The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association...
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February 11, 2018 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Egan and Sherman Alexie are the 2018 winners of the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence. Egan won the fiction prize for "Manhattan Beach," her novel set in New York City in the mid-20th century. Alexie won in nonfiction for "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir."...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Louise Anna Turpin, far left, with attorney Jeff Moore, second from left, and her husband David Allen Turpin, listen to attorney, David Macher, as they appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif. The community college student with a page-boy haircut was quiet and never drew attention to himself and scored A's semester after semester. Despite ample opportunity, he apparently never divulged the sickening truth that the home he returned to after classes was a veritable torture chamber. Authorities say the man, now about 26, was the eldest boy among 13 siblings who were held captive in their Southern California home by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. (Frederic J. Brown/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 3:15 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The oldest son of 13 siblings who authorities say were held captive by their parents had attended a California college for years but apparently never told anyone about his life at home. Louise Turpin regularly drove her oldest son to classes at a campus of Mt. San Jacinto...
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December 13, 2017 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for federal judge has been withdrawn, the first failed judicial pick for the Republican president. White House officials said Wednesday the nomination of Brett Talley, who has never argued a case in court and was rated "unanimously...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Harvard University President Drew Faust, the university's first female president, poses for a photograph on the university's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University is upholding a 2016 policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Faust said the overall impact of gender-exclusive groups has been negative. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday. In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted to approve a May 2016 rule saying students who join...
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November 29, 2017 - 11:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten librarians from around the country are each receiving $5,000 prizes for contributions ranging from helping foreign language speakers to music education. The American Library Association told The Associated Press on Thursday that winners of the I Love My Librarian Award include...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America. A DGA representative said Monday, Nov. 27, that Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 27, 2017 - 7:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America. A DGA representative said Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday. Weinstein has been expelled from a number of professional guilds and organizations, including the Producer's Guild and the...
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