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Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Jul. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible...

Michigan State fires women's rowing coach Matt Weise

Jul. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has fired women's rowing coach Matt Weise. Athletic department spokesman Matt Larson confirmed Friday that athletic director Bill Beekman told Weise on Tuesday that he wanted to go in a different direction with the program. Weise had spent 14 seasons as head coach...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

Jul. 19, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recently to about 1,000 parents in Wyoming Valley West School District have led to complaints from parents and a stern rebuke...

Attorneys want school shooting suspect's statements tossed

Jul. 19, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at school filed a motion to suppress his statements to investigators. The Louisville Courier Journal reports Gabriel R. Parker's attorneys say his statements weren't voluntary, violated...

FIFA-backed students sent out to help run world sports

Jul. 19, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland (AP) — It's the Swiss finishing school that has prepared hundreds of post-graduate students to lead, manage and litigate world sports. Graduates have later headed campaigns to host soccer's World Cup, run Olympic sports federations, and prosecuted landmark cases in international...

Ex-Illinois student's life spared in killing of scholar

Jul. 18, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student was spared the death penalty Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing a 26-year-old scholar from China. Her parents, disappointed he was not sentenced to death, publicly begged for the killer to reveal where her...

The Latest: Ohio St DE emulates Hayes: 'The team up north'

Jul. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local): 5:25 p.m. It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon...

The Latest: Judge berates China scholar's killer

Jul. 18, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in scholar's slaying (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A federal judge has castigated an ex-University of Illinois student for showing no remorse for his slaying of a scholar from China and for not apologizing to his victim's family. Judge James Shadid spoke...

Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role

Jul. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to...

Seton Hall hires alumnus Bryan Felt as athletic director

Jul. 18, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Felt has been hired as the athletic director at Seton Hall. The Big East Conference school announced Thursday that Felt will replace Pat Lyons, who was promoted to executive vice president and chief of staff at the university. Felt has been the athletic director at nearby...