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Israeli leader picks Wharton professor as central bank chief

Oct. 9, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has nominated a University of Pennsylvania business school professor to be the next chief of Israel's central bank. Netanyahu said Tuesday that Amir Yaron is "the most qualified for the position of Bank of Israel governor" and is "considered one of...

California man to stand trial for gay student's slaying

Sep. 4, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday. Blaze Bernstein texted a friend a photo...

The Latest: Californian to be tried in gay student's death

Sep. 4, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a defendant charged with killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Southern California man will stand trial on charges that he murdered a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. An Orange County judge ruled...

Former dean sues university president, alleging retaliation

Aug. 24, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania dean alleges he was fired for counseling a secretary who told him she was sexually harassed by the college's president. The lawsuit filed Wednesday by former BU College of Business dean Jeffrey Krug says he was fired for helping the...

Lawyer: Suspect in anti-gay killing struggled with sexuality

Aug. 22, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man denied Wednesday that he killed a University of Pennsylvania student because the victim was gay. Samuel Woodward, 21, who has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge, appeared in court and also denied a hate-crime allegation connected to the killing of...