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Ohio State wants claims nixed in diving coach sex abuse suit

Aug. 15, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University Diving Club is asking a federal court to dismiss the claims against it in a lawsuit over allegations that a former coach sexually abused young divers years ago. Lawyers for the club argued in a Tuesday court filing that as part of the public university, it...

2nd Florida university cuts ties with Confucius Institute

Aug. 15, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Another Florida school is cutting ties with a language and culture institute that's supported by the Chinese government but criticized by some U.S. lawmakers and security officials. In a statement Tuesday, the University of North Florida said it would close its Confucius Institute...

Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers

Aug. 15, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when...

The 411 on 529s

Aug. 15, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

It's back-to-school time and let's face it — education can be expensive. The College Board reports that the average cost of in-state tuition, fees, room and board at a public four-year college in the U.S. was $20,770 last year. And that's just a starting point — out-of-state tuition, private...

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

Aug. 15, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center...

Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

Aug. 14, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes." Maryland also parted ways with strength and...

Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death

Aug. 14, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor. Germany-based Maquet Cardiopulmonary and its U.S. sales division based...

Meyer probe costs $500K but still about what Ohio St wants

Aug. 14, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the scandal. Meyer is on paid leave while Ohio State pays...

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Aug. 13, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule...

Collapse at Oregon State project trouble for CLT industry

Aug. 13, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon State University leaders decided in 2014 it was time to replace the aging home of its forestry school, they wanted more than a new building. They wanted a statement. The new Peavy Hall would symbolize the rebirth of the state's timber industry by showcasing its signature...