MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Environment

    Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.Republican officials in the...

    By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Study finds pay for public college presidents up 5.3 percent

    Presidents of U.S. public colleges and universities saw their earnings climb by 5.3 percent last year, with several of them topping $1 million, according to an annual survey.The Chronicle of Higher Education's study of more than 150 college...

    By Collin Binkley, Associated Press|

  • News

    UCF suspends fraternity amid sex assault and hazing claims

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A University of Central Florida fraternity has been suspended while the school investigates allegations of sexual assault and hazing. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity is barred...

    |

  • Entertainment

    LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with light-sabre speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his...

    By John Rogers, Associated Press|

  • News

    Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax.A university police spokesman says other campuses around the country received similar threats Tuesday....

    |

  • Business

    Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions.Anthony Murgio, of Tampa,...

    By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press|

  • Business

    California governor signs $125 billion budget

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a $125 billion budget that gives doctors and dentists a raise while increasing funding for education and social services.The spending plan kicks in July 1.For the second consecutive...

    By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press|

  • News

    Yale sues Connecticut over gender-neutral restrooms

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Yale University is suing Connecticut over its plan to turn single-user restrooms into gender-neutral bathrooms at its law school.The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/2sL2QyH ) the state building inspector's office...

    |

  • News

    Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school

    CHICAGO (AP) Authorities are searching for a young Chinese scholar who vanished from the University of Illinois three weeks ago as she headed out to sign an apartment lease.The June 9 disappearance of Yingying Zhang (ying ying zhawng) is being...

    By Michael Tarm And Didi Tang, Associated Pres|

  • News

    Lawsuit: School didn't prevent assaults on 3-year-old girl

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Muslim community is facing allegations it failed to prevent several sexual assaults of a 3-year-old girl by an older boy at a private school it runs on its property.The parents of the girl filed a lawsuit in state court...

    By Dave Collins, Associated Press|

Redwood Times: BLOGS