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UMass fraternity charged after student got alcohol poisoning

Sep. 23, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been indicted about a year after a student suffered alcohol poisoning. The Northwestern district attorney's office says the Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was charged this week with hazing and procuring...

Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

Bowman leads Texas Tech past No. 15 Oklahoma State, 41-17

Sep. 23, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury admitted he didn't know how good Alan Bowman was when he put the freshman into the season opener after an injury to starter McLane Carter. Kingsbury and the rest of the Red Raiders have a pretty good idea what Bowman is capable of these days. Led by...

Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 22, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it's time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in Clemson's quarterback rotation,...

The Latest: Senate committee agrees to give Ford more time

Sep. 22, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Senate Judiciary Committee is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms for her to testify about allegations that...

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Sep. 21, 2018 11:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone." In a statement, faculty...

The Latest: Faculty ask donor to remove name from school

Sep. 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a dispute at the University of Mississippi over a social media post by a donor (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi are asking a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media...

No. 3 Clemson looks for complete performance vs Georgia Tech

Sep. 21, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — No. 3 Clemson has yet to turn in a thoroughly dominating performance. Don't blame it on the quarterback shuffle. The Tigers (3-0) remain committed to playing both incumbent starter Kelly Bryant and highly rated freshman Trevor Lawrence as they head into Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference...

California college moves 'Prospector Pete' statue from plaza

Sep. 21, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California State University, Long Beach, will move its half-century-old "Prospector Pete" statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. A statement on the university website said the gold rush was "a time in history...

Naval Academy's cybersecurity program receives accreditation

Sep. 21, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy's cyber operations program has been formally accredited. The academy said Friday the program was accredited recently by ABET, a leading nonprofit accrediting agency. Three other universities also were accredited under the new cybersecurity criteria: the U.S. Air...