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4 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Four more parents pleaded guilty on Monday in the college admissions bribery scandal, and a Texas man accused of helping to orchestrate the scheme also agreed to reverse his plea and accept guilt. Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle Janavs, Manuel Henriquez and Elizabeth Henriquez entered guilty...

Seminary's reparations for slavery: $28M scholarship fund

Oct. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A seminary in New Jersey will provide scholarships and set up doctoral fellowships to repent for having benefited from slavery. NJ.com reported Monday that Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside $28 million to provide 30 scholarships for students who descended from slaves or...

Alabama city approves massive no-smoking zone

Oct. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City Council unanimously approved the rule last week. It'll go into effect on Dec. 1. The ordinance says the no-smoking zone will...

Chairs removed from Mott's Flint campus after bedbugs found

Oct. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Mott Community College officials say bedbug-infested chairs have been removed from a student lounge on the Flint campus. The college says the chairs were removed for treatment to kill the insects after they were found Thursday on the chairs in the Mott Memorial Building's student...

Correction: HUD Funding-Illinois story

Oct. 21, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about two Illinois schools getting funding to study ways to educate the public about housing-related health and safety hazards, The Associated Press used the wrong shortened name for the Illinois Institute of Technology in the headline. It is Illinois Tech, not IIC. A...

After courts martial dropped, cadets fight expulsions

Oct. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two years after what Air Force Academy leaders call a hazing incident on the school's swimming team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers after administrative expulsions followed the school dropping criminal charges. It was the first hazing case involving...

University of New Mexico law student sues school over dust

Oct. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico law student is suing the school and a construction company for kicking up dust. KRQE-TV reports Zacary Wilson-Fetrow this month filed a lawsuit in Albuquerque District Court over public nuisance and negligence in connection with construction around the...

Massachusetts Christian college gets anonymous $75M gift

Oct. 21, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

WENHAM, Mass. (AP) — A small Christian liberal arts college in Massachusetts has received a donation of more than $75 million. Gordon College in Wenham says the gift from an anonymous donor is designated for the school's endowment and directed to fund student scholarships. The gift is part of the school's...

Man enters Rutgers dorm room, touches sleeping student

Oct. 21, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man entered a Rutgers University dorm room and made unwanted sexual contact with a sleeping student. The incident occurred around 7:40 a.m. Sunday at the Quad 2 building on the school's Livingston Campus in Piscataway. Authorities say the dorm room was unsecured at...

Co-teachers instruct students on personal finance

Oct. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It's a Wednesday afternoon in the B-wing at Bismarck's Legacy High School, and the 17- and 18-year-old seniors are learning about car loans. "The difference in buying a $40,000 vehicle on a 4-year and an 84-month (7-year) loan is about three to four thousand dollars in interest,"...