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Colby College president to tout economic impact on Maine

Oct. 15, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College's president is planning to present findings of an independent study about the economic impact of the college on the community and the state. President David Greene is scheduled to unveil the report on Tuesday in Waterville, where Colby is located. The college says the...

University of New Mexico faculty to vote on unionizing

Oct. 14, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Professors at the University of New Mexico are scheduled to vote this week on whether to unionize. Two days of voting are slated to begin Wednesday around two separate possible bargaining units. Faculty in these two groups will vote in one of two secret ballot elections. The two...

Natural gas leak secured in Seattle after several hours

Oct. 14, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A natural gas leak at a construction site in Seattle's University District that prompted evacuations has been secured hours after it began. The Seattle Fire Department responded to Northeast 45th Street and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast around 1:45 p.m. Monday Buildings including the University...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

Police: Northern Colorado student tried to bite officer

Oct. 14, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a University of Northern Colorado student was arrested for trying to bite a Greeley police officer in the groin. The Greeley Tribune reports 19-year-old James Adam Pike was arrested Oct. 5 on suspicion of one count of criminal attempt to commit second-degree assault....

BC quarterback Anthony Brown out for season with leg injury

Oct. 14, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College junior quarterback Anthony Brown will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury. Coach Steve Addazio made the announcement Monday during his weekly news conference. Addazio said Brown will have surgery within the next few days. The injury is not expected to be...

Correction: Opioid Crisis-Purdue story

Oct. 14, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the judge handling the case. It is Robert Drain, not Roberts Drain. A corrected version of the story is below: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its...

More student absentee ballots could indicate higher turnout

Oct. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In addition to hitting the books this fall, more Virginia college students may hit the polls next month, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. Virginia Department of Elections data show that 10,923 students in Virginia have applied for absentee ballots this year. That's...

Democrat Harris signs UNR students' anti-racism petition

Oct. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is joining University of Nevada, Reno students calling for university officials to take action over displays of white nationalist, anti-Semitic, sexist and anti-LGBTQ messages displayed on campus or involving other students. Harris' campaign...

Records: Members of suspended fraternity urinated on members

Oct. 14, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Newly released documents say that members of a now-suspended University of Kansas fraternity struck, urinated and spat on some new members who were suspected of cooperating with an investigation into hazing. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it obtained the heavily redacted...