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University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, right, looks on as Jill McCluskey, the mother of slain University of Utah student-athlete Lauren McCluskey speaks during a press conference announcing they have reached a settlement in their lawsuit against the university Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Slain Utah college student's family gets $13.5M settlement

Oct. 22, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years ago reached a $13.5 million settlement Thursday with the university, which acknowledged that it didn't handle the woman's case properly. University of Utah President Ruth Watkins...

Ansley schools settle lawsuit over student's alleged rape

Oct. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska school paid $650,000 to settle a lawsuit over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old disabled student during a basketball game. Ansley Public Schools was sued by the victim's mother, who claimed in the federal lawsuit the school did not do enough to protect her daughter...

State to audit 2 school districts; 22 new COVID-19 deaths

Oct. 21, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts education officials have made good on a promise to audit school districts that have not updated their timeline for bringing students back for in-person instruction despite community coronavirus transmission rates considered safe. State Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley in a...

Radford: COVID cases linked to fraternity party

Oct. 21, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Another fraternity at Radford University in Virginia is facing consequences for allegedly violating pandemic-related safety guidelines. TV station WDBJ reports the school's Kappa Alppha Psi chapter was placed on an interim suspension and is being afforded a conduct hearing after...

Frat suspended, probe launched into possible LSU hazing

Oct. 20, 2020 8:20 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, lA. (AP) — A fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University has been suspended and a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday that police are investigating a possible case of illegal hazing. The developments surrounding the suspension of the Phi Kappa Psi chapter were announced a day after an LSU...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, Gov. Brad Little shares his COVID-19 reopen plan during a press conference at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks. That has some health care experts urging Gov. Brad Little to take additional action to slow the spread. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

Idaho's coronavirus cases spike again, doctors urge action

Oct. 20, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is seeing its largest coronavirus spike since the pandemic began, with new cases increasing by 46.5% percent over the past two weeks. That trend has some health care experts urging Gov. Brad Little to take additional action to slow the spread. “As a health system, we're...

Mother of Indiana school shooter sentenced to probation

Oct. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The mother of a 14-year-old boy who fired gunshots inside an eastern Indiana middle school in 2018 has avoided any jail time for failing to take actions that authorities say could have prevented the shooting. The teen shot out a door at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond and fired...

Suspect in fatal shooting of high school student in custody

Oct. 17, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — The person suspected of shooting and killing a 17-year-old Liberty High School student last week turned himself in Friday, according to the Hillsboro Police Department. The name of the suspect, a juvenile, was not released. Adrian Bucio-Rodriquez died Friday, Oct. 9 after being shot...

Former Kansas teacher charged in second child sex crime case

Oct. 16, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

MCLOUTH, Kan. (AP) — A former northeast Kansas high school science teacher has been charged in a second child sex crime case. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that after the initial case was filed in May, Anthony Kuckelman was charged in a second case involving a different student with electronic...

CPS to bring pre-K and special-needs children back to school

Oct. 16, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After seeing a significant drop in the number of pre-kindergarten and special education students enrolled in its online classes, the Chicago Public Schools on Friday announced that many of those children would return to the classroom by the end of December. “It is evident that online...