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Penn Medicine eliminating sugary drinks in facilities

Aug. 10, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia hospital system is eliminating sugary drinks at its facilities to help patients and workers stay healthy. University of Pennsylvania Health System recently announced it will phase out drinks with added sugar over the next several months. The hospital system said in a...

Prosecution: California killing motivated by anti-gay hate

Aug. 2, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student carried out the killing because the victim was gay, prosecutors said Thursday. A hate crime sentencing enhancement was being added to a murder charge against 21-year-old Samuel Woodward in the...

76ers partner Harris gives $1 million to Penn wrestling

Jul. 12, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers managing partner and former University of Pennsylvania wrestler Josh Harris has donated $1 million to the Quakers wrestling program. The school announced the gift from Harris, who graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1986, on Wednesday. Penn says the gift...

Sex abuse inquiry on Ohio State doc now includes high school

Jun. 29, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The firm investigating former athletes' allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor at Ohio State University also is reviewing whether he examined high school students, the school confirmed Friday. Because of the ongoing inquiry, Ohio State cannot share details about...

APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

Jun. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at Ohio State University said he acted as a team physician at other universities, most of which won't say if they are reviewing those connections or whether any concerns were raised about him. Ohio State...