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Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

Feb. 14, 2018 9:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Still missing: A clear diagnosis of just what happened to trigger their mysterious...

California man pleads not guilty to college student's murder

Feb. 2, 2018 7:31 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty Friday to the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a park not far from his family's home. Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach was ordered held on $5 million bail with...

The Latest: Californian pleads not guilty to killing student

Feb. 2, 2018 6:05 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 3:10 p.m. A Southern California man has pleaded not guilty to killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a trial that's prompted calls to change state murder...

UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescinds his and Cosby's degrees

Feb. 1, 2018 6:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against both men. The Ivy League school's president, Amy...

First-generation students find selves changed on trip home

Jan. 27, 2018 3:02 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For Carmen Duran, the grits and livermush of home beckoned. During her first semester at the University of Pennsylvania, Duran, an 18-year-old freshman, tried scrapple, but it lacked the zest of the pig's liver with hog's head meat she was used to eating in her native Maiden, N.C. Over...

Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

Jan. 18, 2018 11:17 AM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park said Thursday they're not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay. A former high school classmate was charged...

Suspect charged with murder in college student's killing

Jan. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former high school classmate of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park was charged Wednesday with murder and investigators were looking for evidence of a hate crime, a prosecutor said. Samuel Woodward, 20, killed 19-year-old Blaze...

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

Jan. 17, 2018 5:14 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A court hearing for a California man charged with the murder of a University of Pennsylvania student has been postponed. Twenty-year-old Samuel Woodward's initial hearing...

A suspect in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California has been charged with murder

Jan. 17, 2018 11:41 AM EST
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A suspect in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California has been charged with murder.

Parents say college student killing may have been hate crime

Jan. 16, 2018 7:50 PM EST

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student killed and buried in a California park said Tuesday that the killing may have been a hate crime against their gay son. The family statement came after a search warrant affidavit obtained by a newspaper revealed that...