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USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

May. 25, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a sex scandal involving a school gynecologist, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday. The university's board of trustees has "agreed to begin an orderly transition and commence the...

USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist

May. 25, 2018 9:29 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist.

UC Berkeley wants help naming 3 fluffy peregrine chicks

May. 25, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana? University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. The adult birds return each year to nest...

Trump tells grads 'you don't give up, you don't give in'

May. 25, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump stressed the United States' military might as he addressed graduates at the United States Naval Academy Friday, saying the "best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war." Trump spoke to the 2018 graduating class in Annapolis, stressing American...

At Harvard, Clinton warns of threats to American democracy

May. 25, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton implored a crowd at Harvard University on Friday to stand up for "the truth, facts and reason" as attacks on the rule of law, free press and elections threaten to undermine American democracy. The former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state, U.S....

Human rights body calls on Nicaragua to protect students

May. 25, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights called on Nicaraguan authorities Friday to protect 13 university students who have been outspoken in leading recent protests against President Daniel Ortega's government. A team from the commission visited Nicaragua last week and expressed...

Temple College earns JUCO World Series bid out of left field

May. 25, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

The Temple College baseball season was in the books. Coach and former major league pitcher Craig McMurtry even had exit interviews planned with his players. But, as they say in baseball, it ain't over 'til it's over. Out of left field, McMurtry received a call: Tell his players to pack their bats. This...

Signing Day not limited to sports stars at Umatilla High

May. 24, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Amid cheers and fanfare often reserved for student athletes, all Umatilla High School seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education signed letters of intent during the school's third annual Signing Day. "This is a big step," Principal Bob Lorence said, congratulating the...

MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

May. 24, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry...

Taking on the system: 'Dreamers' are getting law degrees

May. 24, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Denia Perez's parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11 months old. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called "Dreamers" to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they...