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Man who drowned at Crater Lake identified

Aug. 20, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) — The man who drowned after jumping off a rock cliff into Crater Lake was a student at Oregon State University. Crater Lake National Park spokeswoman Marsha McCabe says 27-year-old Sumedh Mannar jumped off the cliff at Cleetwood Cove Sunday afternoon and did not resurface. McCabe...

LSU officials issue all-clear after report of armed intruder

Aug. 20, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University officials issued an all-clear Tuesday evening after a report of an armed intruder on campus. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said a shelter-in-place order was lifted and the university returned to normal operations after police conducted a room-by-room search...

The Latest: LSU gives all-clear after armed intruder report

Aug. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on reports of an intruder at Louisiana State University (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Louisiana State University officials have given the all-clear after a report of an armed intruder on campus. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard says a shelter-in-place order is over and...

Iowa DT Daviyon Nixon impresses in fall camp

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It appears as though defensive lineman Daviyon Nixon will finally be able to help No. 20 Iowa this fall. Nixon, a 310-pound sophomore who transferred from Iowa Western Community College before spending last year as a redshirt, will be one of the players who will be expected to...

Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted 5 students

Aug. 20, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others, according to a former federal prosecutor's report released Tuesday. Commissioned by Yale,...

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences Research Laboratories complex Tuesday but said she could not...

State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday

Aug. 20, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — To honor the National Parks System's 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission. The Seattle Times reports single-day visitors to any state park on Sunday, Aug. 25, won't need a Discover Pass to park. The pass costs $30 a year or $10 a day. The...

Homegrown Husker Stille excited to be part resurgence

Aug. 20, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ben Stille was born in 1997, the year Nebraska won its most recent national championship, and he grew up a half-hour from Memorial Stadium. His earliest football memory — sitting in the rain wrapped in a giant black trash bag watching the Cornhuskers beat Nicholls State in 2006...

The Latest: California university stabbing victim identified

Aug. 19, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Police have identified a retired college administrator who was stabbed to death in his car at California State University, Fullerton. He's 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan of...

Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

Aug. 19, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — As a civilian tenured English professor, Bruce Fleming believes he has made important contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy during his 30 years on staff, providing views from outside the military while teaching writing, literature and critical thinking skills to future Navy and...