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In this Oct. 14, 2018 photo provided by the Michigan Department of Corrections is Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release Kensu who has been fighting his murder conviction for more than 30 years and now is stricken with COVID-19. The University of Michigan law school’s Innocence Clinic has long argued that he was wrongly convicted of killing a man outside a Port Huron college in 1986. (Michigan Department of Corrections via AP)

Law school urges Whitmer to release prisoner with COVID-19

May. 26, 2020 9:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being asked to release a prisoner who has been fighting his murder conviction for years and now is stricken with COVID-19. Temujin Kensu, also known as Fred Freeman, has been in prison for 33 years on a life sentence. The University of Michigan law school's Innocence...

University, parents didn't settle lawsuit over slain student

May. 21, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah did not reach a settlement after two days of mediation with the parents of slain track star Lauren McCluskey who filed a $56 million lawsuit over her death in 2018. The McCluskeys' attorney Jim McConkie described the talks as frank but unsuccessful, The Salt...

Editorial Roundup: US

May. 20, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 19 The Washington Post on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' plan on governing how schools and colleges handle sexual harassment and assault accusations: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s long-planned overhaul of regulations governing...

Change of plea hearing for suspect accused of game threat

May. 20, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team is now scheduled for a change of plea hearing, according to a Wednesday court filing. Such changes of plea hearings are typically held when a defendant switches a plea from...

2 men charged in fatal shooting of Topeka man

May. 20, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan., (AP) — Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Topeka high school senior on May 12. Tyron R. Michael and Daravian L. Ryce were charged in the shooting of Jo'Heem Meredith, 18, at a Topeka apartment complex, Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

New probe ordered of explicit-photo claims in student death

May. 19, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state will open a new investigation into allegations that a University of Utah police officer showed off photos in an extortion case reported by a woman who was later killed, a case that has roiled the institution. Officer Miguel Deras on Tuesday denied the allegations unearthed...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Fresh misconduct claims surface in student's shooting death

May. 18, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah student killed on campus by an ex-boyfriend said Monday they feel a fresh sense of betrayal after new allegations surfaced that a police officer investigating her report kept explicit photos that were intended as evidence. Jill and Matt McCluskey...

District appeals over training hours for armed school staff

May. 18, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio district has appealed a state appeals court ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons. Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded by a...

In these photos released Monday, May 18, 2020, by the Laramie County Sheriff's Office, is Cheyenne, Wyoming teacher Danelle Moyte. Moyte was charged with first-degree murder for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia. Garcia died after being shot in Cheyenne on Saturday, May 16. Moyte faces a charge of second-degree homicide and remains jailed. (Laramie County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Elementary teacher charged in deadly Wyoming shooting

May. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man is dead and an elementary school teacher jailed on a charge of first-degree murder after a shooting in Wyoming's capital city. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Danell Moyte on Saturday for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia, according to the Laramie County...

Kentucky fires cheerleading staff after hazing investigation

May. 18, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has fired its cheerleading coaches after an internal investigation determined they failed to oversee off-campus events that included hazing, alcohol use and public nudity by the championship squad. The school announced Monday that head coach Jomo Thompson and assistants Ben...