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This combination of photos provided by the U.S. Army and the University of Maryland Police Department shows Richard Collins III, right, and Sean Urbanski. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, Urbanski was indicted on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing Collins to death “because of his race,” a Maryland prosecutor said. (U.S. Army, University of Maryland Police Department via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 8:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said. Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced the grand jury indictment against Sean...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would proceed with a narrow waiver to a federal ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges after dropping plans for a broader exemption. Under the new approach, VA employees who take classes or...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 18 states is suing the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from being defrauded by for-profit colleges. The gainful employment rule was supposed to take effect this year, but Education Secretary Betsy...
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October 17, 2017 - 5:20 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A fraternity at Pennsylvania State University is facing charges of furnishing liquor to minors after two underage women were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. Court records show Alpha Chi Rho is facing charges after allegedly serving the alcohol at a Sept. 28 fraternity...
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Bill Moos is announced at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., as the new athletic director at Nebraska, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Kaylay Wolf/The Journal-Star via AP)
October 15, 2017 - 9:14 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football fans longing to recapture the Cornhuskers' glorious past can be assured that the school's new athletic director knows his history. One of the first anecdotes Bill Moos told at his introductory news conference Sunday was about tuning into those classic Nebraska...
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October 15, 2017 - 8:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia elementary school will remain closed on Monday because of mold. The School District of Philadelphia said in a statement Sunday evening that it's in the "final stages of cleanup." Traces of mold were found in several classrooms at John B. Kelly Elementary School...
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October 15, 2017 - 2:18 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Carnegie Mellon student disturbed by stories from her native Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria decided to do something about it Rosana Guernica, 22, a junior majoring in decision science, heard stories about people getting off the island by chartering a private plane, so she...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:48 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen shot dead seven people, including six students, in a raid on a high school early Saturday that appeared to be a revenge attack by a student who had been suspended for fighting, a Kenya police official said. The shooting occurred at dawn at Lokichogio Mixed Secondary...
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October 14, 2017 - 9:36 am
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree — in marijuana. Northern Michigan University in Marquette began its medical plant chemistry program this semester, with about a dozen students in the first class, the Detroit Free Press reported . The program combines...
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FILE - From left, in Aug. 16, 2017, file photos, University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham, University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams, University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora and University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell arrive at an NCAA hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, that the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina’s multi-year academic case plans to release its report Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
October 13, 2017 - 5:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA ruling on North Carolina's multi-year academic case (all times local): 5:10 p.m. North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams says the school has learned "to be a better university" in the wake of a long-running academic scandal. The school released statements from...
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