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Mississippi's Kermit Davis takes long road to SEC success

Jan. 18, 2019 12:36 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Kermit Davis is getting another crack at a big-time men's basketball coaching job nearly 30 years after the lowest point in his career. Two months into the season, Davis has the Rebels in the Top 25 for the first time since 2013. It's been a long road back to the top for...

Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks

Jan. 18, 2019 11:54 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate. The mystery is whether any network will choose to use it. The...

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

Jan. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EST

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part...

Oxford suspends research funding from China's Huawei

Jan. 18, 2019 6:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University says it is suspending research grants and funding donations from Huawei amid growing security concerns about the Chinese telecom giant. It's another setback for Huawei's image in Europe, an important market for the company, which has been effectively blocked in the U.S. over...

Miami QB Tate Martell arrives, says he's ready to compete

Jan. 17, 2019 9:47 PM EST

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they'll know his name — and his game — soon...

Probe: Miscommunication over barriers preceded statue's fall

Jan. 17, 2019 6:20 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina police didn't put up portable barricades around a Confederate statue the night it was toppled because of administrators' concerns that the barriers would be unsightly, according to an investigative report by the statewide university system. WBTV, which...

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

Jan. 17, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family's ties to OxyContin and the painkiller's role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted...

North Carolina university leaders depart amid culture war

Jan. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Carol Folt gave her first big speech as head of North Carolina's flagship public university, she praised lawyer Julius Chambers, who battled segregationists in court, and she lauded legendary basketball coach Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy. The Tar Heel titans "worked across...

Mediation eyed in accusers' lawsuits about Ohio State doctor

Jan. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two lawsuits alleging Ohio State University ignored or failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor are headed toward mediation. Federal Judge Michael Watson on Thursday told attorneys involved to recommend potential mediators for the lawsuits brought by scores of men...

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

Jan. 17, 2019 9:58 AM EST

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part...