• Entertainment

    Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. An energetic artist who could make friends with anyone.These were some of the people killed when flames ripped through a...

    By The Associated Press|

  • News

    Key figure in Chinese-US college testing scam to be deported

    PITTSBURGH (AP) A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams received a probationary term and will be deported.Han Tong had...


  • News

    Immigrant students seek place in mainstream high schools

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) A U.S. appeals court must decide if older immigrant and refugee students steered to an alternative high school in Pennsylvania are getting a meaningful education or are simply being passed through the system.Civil rights...

    By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Maine girl featured in new HBO documentary 'The Trans List'

    ORONO, Maine (AP) A transgender student whose battle over the right to use a girls' bathroom led to a landmark court ruling in Maine is being featured in a new HBO documentary."The Trans List" premieres Monday evening and explores what it means...


  • Business

    More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds

    BOSTON (AP) A new study finds that eight private colleges paid their presidents more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark.The Chronicle of Higher Education reported the finding Sunday in its annual ranking of pay for the...

    By Collin Binkley, Associated Press|

  • Business

    New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and...

    By Morgan Lee, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play an important role in preventing erosion and helping plants grow.Soil ecologist Matthew Bowker is...


  • Politics

    Gun-rights backers vow to 'go on offense' during Trump years

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Firearms enthusiasts who embraced Donald Trump's campaign and his full-throated support of the Second Amendment are expecting a sweeping expansion of gun rights under his administration and a Congress firmly in Republican...

    By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press|

  • News

    Texas officials: 1 killed, 7 hurt in cheerleader bus crash

    BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) A woman was killed and seven other people were injured when a semitrailer crashed into a bus carrying a group of West Texas high school cheerleaders, authorities said Saturday.The small activity bus, which was carrying...


  • Business

    Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump.College...

    By Russell Contreras And Sophia Tareen, Associated Press|

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