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Hong Kong court convicts teen for carrying laser pointer

Nov. 7, 2019 8:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court ruling Thursday that a laser pointer carried by a teenager was an offensive weapon marked a tougher stance by the judiciary after months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, with a lawmaker warning it could lead to more prosecutions of...

Navajo police academy bolsters officer ranks

Nov. 2, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHINLE, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials say 19 cadets have completed a six-month police academy. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says the Friday graduation ceremony was held at the Chinle Community Center in Arizona. The graduating class bolsters the ranks of the Navajo Nation Police Department,...

Sen. Sherrod Brown to deliver Ohio State University address

Oct. 13, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is set to deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. The school announced Tuesday that Brown will speak to 3,600 students graduating this December at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. The three-term Democratic Ohio senator is an alumus of...

Indiana college ends 187-year sheepskin diploma tradition

Oct. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in western Indiana is ending its 187-year-old tradition of printing diplomas on sheepskin, citing increasing prices for the material and deteriorating quality. The announcement by Wabash College in Crawfordsville leaves only Virginia Military...

Firefighters from 14 departments graduating from academy

Sep. 15, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The ranks of 14 Massachusetts fire departments are being bolstered by new graduates of the state firefighting academy in Springfield. State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director David Evans are scheduled to present certificates of completion...