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Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

Feb. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia's second-largest city collapsed Saturday, but officials say there were no casualties. The Emergencies Ministry said the collapse at the Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information...

Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown

Feb. 16, 2019 11:05 AM EST
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown.

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Feb. 16, 2019 6:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement....

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

Feb. 15, 2019 10:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal...

O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

Feb. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the "most honest, raw, real way possible." The former Texas congressman met with...

Michigan State acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

Feb. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John...

Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

Feb. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college, according to new state data. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission released the numbers this week which have...

School drops case of student who bloodied Silent Sam statue

Feb. 15, 2019 7:36 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hearings panel has dismissed an honor court case against a graduate student who colored a Confederate statue on campus with ink and blood. The News and Observer reports a letter sent to student Maya Little said the panel voted to dismiss...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar...

9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges

Feb. 14, 2019 9:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23,...