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Lindsay Lohan's hockey-playing cousin punched at restaurant |Jan 22, 2018

BOSTON (AP) A Boston College hockey player who happens to be Lindsay Lohan's cousin is out indefinitely after he was punched at a Boston restaurant and sent to the hospital.The university said in a statement Sunday that graduate student Kevin...

Sheriff's office says a shooter is in custody after a high school shooting south of Dallas; no injuries reported |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) Sheriff's office says a shooter is in custody after a high school shooting south of Dallas; no injuries reported.

The Latest: Officials: Teen shot in Texas school cafeteria |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):11:10 a.m.Authorities don't know if a 16-year-old Texas boy arrested in a high school shooting knows the 15-year-old girl who was airlifted to a hospital after...

Sheriff's official say a 15-year-old girl was hurt, airlifted to a hospital after a high school shooting near Dallas |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) Sheriff's official say a 15-year-old girl was hurt, airlifted to a hospital after a high school shooting near Dallas.

15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff's officials said.The girl was airlifted...

UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific project |Jan 21, 2018

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles.The grant from the Chan...

Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point |Jan 21, 2018

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.The New York Times reported...

Buzz off: Ohio college want vultures to leave campus |Jan 21, 2018

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) An Ohio liberal arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus.The Columbus Dispatch reports vultures have caused at least $50,000 damage at Denison University in...

California Editorial Rdp |Jan 19, 2018

Jan. 16San Francisco Chronicle on Trump bringing on a government shutdown:If any proof is needed of Washington's gridlocked politics, this week is prime evidence. Come midnight Friday, a government shutdown could occur, cutting off all but...

NAACP official to visit school following racist video |Jan 19, 2018

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) Administrators of a Rhode Island Roman Catholic high school plan to meet with local NAACP leadership after a video of the school's former principal using racial slurs was made public.Providence NAACP President Jim Vincent...

Drinking water in Flint schools to be tested for lead |Jan 19, 2018

FLINT, Mich. (AP) Michigan officials are preparing to test water in Flint School District buildings for lead.The Department of Environmental Quality says it will begin testing and flushing lines this weekend.Department officials previously said...

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students |Jan 18, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) One of the nation's largest online charter schools is closing abruptly halfway through the academic year.That means families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are scrambling to...

UCLA fraternities ban alcohol at frat house events |Jan 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA fraternities have banned alcohol at frat house events indefinitely in the wake of an alleged sexual assault, it was announced Wednesday.Leaders of the UCLA Interfraternity Council, representing 22 Bruin fraternities,...

The Latest: Kent State rejects white nationalist's speech |Jan 18, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) The Latest on white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus speeches (all times local):5:10 p.m.Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus this spring on the day...

White nationalist might speak on Kent shooting anniversary |Jan 18, 2018

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) The campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer is making a bid for him to speak at Kent State University this spring on the anniversary of the shootings during a Vietnam war protest that killed four students.A...

Oregon State alumnus gives $50M to veterinary college |Jan 18, 2018

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State University officials say they plan to bolster the veterinary college after an alumnus has given one of the largest donations in the history of the university.The Register-Guard reports the university on...

Suffolk University receives $10 million gift from alumnus |Jan 17, 2018

BOSTON (AP) Suffolk University says a graduate has pledged a record $10 million to the school for a scholarship fund.The gift, the largest single alumni donation in the university's history, will fund scholarships for students in need from...

Student's videos containing racial slurs quickly condemned |Jan 17, 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) A University of Alabama student repeatedly used a racial slur in videos posted on social media, prompting immediate condemnation from school officials and her apparent expulsion Wednesday.University President Stuart R....

The Latest: Student behind racist video says she was wrong |Jan 17, 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The Latest on videos posted by a University of Alabama student containing racial slurs (all times local):5:50 p.m.A former University of Alabama student is apologizing for posting videos using a racial slur.Harley Barber...

Florida House: Are students safe to express their views? |Jan 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida may require its 12 public universities to do a survey on the "intellectual freedom" and "viewpoint diversity" allowed on campuses.A panel in the Florida House on Wednesday attached the requirement to a sweeping...

Reiter skipping classes, getting schooled at CareerBuilder |Jan 17, 2018

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) Charlie Reiter is skipping classes at Palm Desert High to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge. He's still getting schooled, too, by the likes of Jon Rahm.The 18-year-old Reiter, the first amateur to receive a sponsor...

College student in US illegally free after weeks in custody |Jan 17, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) A University of California, Berkeley student has been released after nearly three weeks in an immigration facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.His attorney says Luis Mora was released unconditionally from the Otay Mesa Detention...

The Latest: Hazing charges draw thanks from university head |Jan 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The Latest on charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge (all times local):11:20 a.m.Florida State University's president says the hazing charges against nine students in the death of a...

Catholic university cancels LGBTQ exhibit amid complaints |Jan 17, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Catholic university in Wichita canceled an exhibit intended to highlight contributions to the arts by LGBTQ Kansans after it heard "community concerns" that the exhibit would expose students to "evil."The exhibit, "Rainbow...

Award may drop name of author tied to sterilization movement |Jan 17, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting sterilizing people with severe mental and...

Oregon AD Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman |Jan 17, 2018

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will become the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season, and three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel.Mullens will be the third chairman, replacing...

Yale settles with student who cited false sex-assault claim |Jan 16, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Yale University has settled a lawsuit by a former student who says he was wrongly and unfairly expelled over a false sexual assault allegation in 2012 the school's latest move amid criticism over the way it handles sexual...

Oklahoma man reappointed to board after anti-gay comments |Jan 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A former Oklahoma City mayor has been reappointed to the board of a local charter school after resigning following his anti-gay comments during a public affairs TV show.Kirk Humphreys had also resigned from the University of...

Lawyers: 4 sue city, UC Berkeley over injuries at riot |Jan 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Four San Francisco Bay Area residents who say they were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and...

Investor to donate $75M to Johns Hopkins philosophy program |Jan 16, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) A wealthy investor who credits his success to studying philosophy in college has given $75 million to the philosophy department at Johns Hopkins University.Johns Hopkins announced the donation from William "Bill" Miller III in a...

Minnesota governor seeks to borrow $1.5B for construction |Jan 16, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Gov. Mark Dayton urged skeptical lawmakers Tuesday to borrow $1.5 billion to fund overdue improvements to college campuses, water infrastructure and various other public construction projects, a request nearly twice as...

New UVa center part of $200M microelectronics initiative |Jan 16, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A new, multimillion-dollar center at the University of Virginia will bring together researchers to eliminate a data bottleneck built into computer systems 70 years ago.The university announced in a release Monday that...

The Latest: Police: Robbery suspect made threats |Jan 16, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Latest on the robbery suspect killed by officers on school grounds. (all times local):8:40 p.m.Vermont State Police say law enforcement officers fatally shot a robbery suspect on high school grounds after he refused...

Teen tells police he was joking when he posted school threat |Jan 16, 2018

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) A Florida teen told police he was only joking when he posted a photo of a BB gun on social media in what appeared to be a threat to students at his high school.Port St. Lucie police tell news outlets the 14-year-old...

As snow coats roads in Deep South, Louisiana freeways close |Jan 16, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) Snow falling in Louisiana during the pre-dawn hours prompted the closure of multiple interstates as a winter weather system took aim at other states across the Deep South, forecasters said.The National Weather Service on Tuesday...

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom |Jan 15, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay.The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on...

57 sickened at public school after norovirus outbreak |Jan 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Officials say an outbreak of norovirus at a San Francisco school has caused at least 57 people, 53 students and four teachers, to be sick.The San Francisco Chronicle reports San Francisco Unified School District spokeswoman...

The Latest: AG: Girl can use medical marijuana at school |Jan 12, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on lawsuit to allow 11-year-old to receive marijuana treatment while at school (all times local):3:40 p.m.The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district...

2 Coast Guard Academy cadets punished for racial harassment |Jan 12, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) Two white cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy have been punished for harassing a black classmate.A spokesman for the academy in New London, Connecticut, says the commandant of cadets ruled at a hearing Thursday that...

Professor at center of misconduct complaint apologizes |Jan 12, 2018

The University of Rochester professor at the center of a sexual misconduct complaint that divided a prominent department and led the university president to resign apologized Friday to his students and colleagues for the distress and disruption...

N. Carolina mom accused of pulling knife on bullying teens |Jan 12, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina mother is facing charges after police say she followed her son to school and drew a knife on two teenagers she thought were bullying him.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police told local media that 32-year-old Olga...

Donations back name changes for schools honoring Confederacy |Jan 12, 2018

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia school officials have received a $20,000 donation to cover the costs of changing the names of three Petersburg elementary schools that now bear the names of Confederate leaders.The school board plans to vote next...

Philadelphia library names new city poet laureate |Jan 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A poet who originally moved from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia for graduate school has been named the city's new poet laureate.Raquel Salas Rivera was named the poet laureate for 2018-2019 in a ceremony at the Free Library of...

Texas trying to fix 'illegal' special education system |Jan 12, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A U.S. Department of Education investigation has found that Texas violated federal law for more than a decade by capping the percentage of students allowed to access special education services, thus failing to provide an...

Loaded gun found at Georgia elementary school |Jan 12, 2018

MACON, Ga. (AP) Some parents want students to use see-through backpacks and a Georgia school district is pleading with people to lock up their guns after a student brought a loaded gun into his elementary classroom.The Telegraph reports that...

Loss of sponsor could close Ohio e-school with 12K students |Jan 11, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The possibility of one of the nation's largest online charter schools shutting down halfway through the academic year is looming larger for its roughly 12,000 students and hundreds of employees as its sponsor moves to cut...

Teacher accused of telling black student he might be lynched |Jan 11, 2018

MASON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio school district has acknowledged that a teacher made a mistake after a black student reported that he was told he might be lynched if he didn't get back to work.Tanisha Agee-Bell says a white teacher at Mason Middle...

Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school |Jan 11, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois attorney general's office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disordersThe...

The Latest: Columbia University exec released on bail |Jan 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on arrests in a financial aid scandal at Columbia University's Teachers College (all times local):5:45 p.m.The former head of financial aid at Columbia University's Teachers College who was arrested on conspiracy and...

Feds: Columbia U. affiliate's financial aid exec took bribes |Jan 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) A former official at Columbia University's Teachers College pocketed at least $350,000 by carrying out a decades-long scheme that dished out hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid in exchange for kickbacks from three...