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Man charged with sexual assault on college campus

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault on a Massachusetts college campus has pleaded not guilty. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 21-year-old Khyrin McCarthy was arrested in Boston last Thursday in connection with an assault at Massachusetts College of Liberal...

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 2:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors who want a teen to serve a lifelong prison sentence for killing a first-grader on a South Carolina school playground are showing a judge cellphone videos and messages that they say showed he planned the crime. Jesse Osborne pleaded guilty last year to two counts of murder...

New Mexico picks new testing system for young students

Nov. 12, 2019 2:33 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has selected a new annual testing system to assess academic progress from grades three through eight at public schools across the state. Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Tuesday that the state has contracted with international nonprofit Cognia to...

Most Wisconsin schools, districts meet expectations

Nov. 12, 2019 2:31 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More Wisconsin schools and districts are meeting or exceeding expectations than last year as measured on report cards released publicly Tuesday by the state education department, although dozens of schools and one district received the lowest ranking. The school report cards released...

Brown University looks to enroll more veterans

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment. The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island announced in a press release on Veterans Day that...

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 1:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure from brain bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from a spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma, or blood...

Another school district sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Nov. 12, 2019 1:22 PM EST

AVA, Mo. (AP) — Another school district is suing leading e-cigarette maker Juul, claiming that its devices create "enormous distractions for students." The Springfield News-Leader reports that the Ava R-1 School District in southwest Missouri filed an 80-page lawsuit on Oct. 31 in federal court. The suit...

Georgia public university and college enrollment

Nov. 12, 2019 1:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Enrollment rose at Georgia's public universities and colleges this fall, with overall enrollment increasing 1.5% statewide to 333,507. Here are totals for each school and the percentage change from last fall: Augusta Univ.: 9,274 +2.2% Georgia Tech: 36,489 +11.5% Georgia State Univ.: 53,619...

The Latest: Industry group confident gun-maker will win suit

Nov. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a lawsuit to move forward against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A leading gun industry group says it believes the U.S. Supreme Court should have reviewed and dismissed a...