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Accreditation board: McMaster had undue influence on search

Jan. 19, 2020 2:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The group that awards accreditation the University of South Carolina has determined Gov. Henry McMaster had undue influence on last year's search for a new president. The determination by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means the university will have to submit a...

Students reinstated amid hazing probe at Michigan school

Jan. 17, 2020 10:56 AM EST

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Three Detroit-area high school students who were suspended during an investigation of hazing by football players are back in class, a lawyer said. Paul Addis told the Detroit Free Press that a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate was settled. One student returned to school Monday...

Police: Suspended student stabs 2 classmates at Texas school

Jan. 16, 2020 11:38 AM EST

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A recently suspended Texas high school student stabbed two of his classmates Thursday morning before fleeing campus, officials said. Police arrested the student about 30 minutes after the 8 a.m. attack at Abilene High School, police spokesman Rick Tomlin told KTXS-TV. Medics took...

Assembly OKs bill clarifying emergency detention options

Jan. 15, 2020 5:38 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly approved a bill Wednesday designed to help police better deal with time-consuming emergency mental health detentions. Officers have complained for years that they spend too much time waiting in emergency rooms for doctors to clear detainees for transport and driving...

Clouds of volcanic ash rise up from damaged trees in Laurel, Batangas province, southern Philippines on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Taal volcano is spewing lava half a mile high and trembling with earthquakes constantly as thousands of people flee villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine volcano trembles more, spews lava half-mile high

Jan. 14, 2020 3:38 PM EST

TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) — A volcano near the Philippine capital spewed lava into the sky and trembled constantly Tuesday, possibly portending a bigger and more dangerous eruption, as tens of thousands of people fled villages darkened and blanketed by heavy ash. Government work was suspended and schools...

Newman University professor awarded more than $800,000

Jan. 13, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Newman University professor who alleged the university discriminated against her because she was a woman should receive more than $800,000 in damages and be reinstated, a federal jury ruled Monday. The jury found in favor of Cindy Louthan, former assistant professor of...

Tucson district: End court supervision in desegregation case

Jan. 13, 2020 2:03 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's largest school district wants to free itself of court supervision in a four-decade-old desegregation case that has prompted a spending boost of over $60 million a year. Schools in Tucson Unified School District haven't been segregated for decades and court approval of the...

School district settles lawsuit filed by former student

Jan. 13, 2020 11:53 AM EST

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — A school district in South Dakota has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit brought by a former honor student who said her high school principal punished her for using a phrase her male peers used without retribution. Addison Ludwig said former Elk...

New Mexico kicks Carlton Bragg Jr. off team after DWI arrest

Jan. 13, 2020 10:24 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been dismissed from the Lobos basketball team following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Coach Paul Weir released a statement late Sunday, hours after Bragg's arrest,...

New Mexico's Bragg arrested on DWI, pot possession charges

Jan. 12, 2020 5:50 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of under one ounce of marijuana early Sunday, hours after the Lobos beat Air Force. The arrest comes nine days after Bragg, 24, was reinstated to the team following a...