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Servicewomen killed in Alabama plane crash identified

Oct. 25, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two service members who were killed when their plane crashed in a residential Alabama neighborhood. U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24, and U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, were on a routine training flight Friday out of Naval Air Station Whiting...

Colby College opens $200 million athletic facility

Oct. 25, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A private liberal arts college with 2,155 students now has an athletics complex that might be the envy of some NCAA Division I universities. Colby College has pressed forward with a $200 million athletic facility despite the pandemic and economic downturn. The 350,000-square-foot...

President Donald Trump arrives in the Marine One helicopter at a campaign rally as supporters cheer Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in The Villages, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Trump, Biden scrap on oil, virus with just over a week to go

Oct. 23, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Democrat Joe Biden, campaigning close to home, tried to clean up a debate misstep while urging voters to stay focused...

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...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Rochester police search for clues and evidence as they look over the area of a home after a fatal shooting at a backyard house party in Rochester, N.Y. On Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, police investigating the mass shooting at a crowded house party that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others, joined with grieving parents to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP, File)

Reward offered a month after deadly mass shooting at party

Oct. 22, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others joined with grieving parents Thursday to plead for witnesses to come forward as they announced a $10,000 reward. Three or four people...

Deployment Manager Jason Peres prepares to close the doors on the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot

Oct. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MERRIFIELD, Va. (AP) — The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that...

Virtual Boston Marathon raises more than $32M for charity

Oct. 22, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners raised $32.1 million for charity in the virtual edition of this year’s race, pushing the event’s fundraising total since 1989 to more than $400 million, marathon organizers said Thursday. The money will go to 242 different nonprofits through the charity...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, a Rochester police technician collects evidence near the home where a fatal house party took place in Rochester, N.Y. Nearly a month after gunshots rang out at a deadly house party at which two teenagers were killed and 14 others were wounded, there have been no arrests, no rewards offered and little word from authorities on where the investigation stands. (Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Month after mass shooting, Rochester seeks answers, suspects

Oct. 14, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's the big question looming over one of this year's bloodiest mass shootings: Who opened fire at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, on the last weekend of summer, killing two teenagers and wounding 14 other people? Nearly a month a fter gunshots rang out just after...

FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor, Strauss, bringing the total settlements so far to $46.7 million for 185 survivors, the university announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Ohio State University via AP, File)

Men abused by Ohio State doctor call for NCAA investigation

Oct. 14, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor are asking the NCAA and the Big Ten conference to investigate the university and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future, suggesting that the school face sanctions even harsher than Penn...

Charlie Moore, 1952 Olympic 400 hurdles champion, dies at 91

Oct. 12, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Charlie Moore, the 400-meter hurdles champion at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, has died. He was 91. Moore died Thursday from pancreatic cancer, according to World Athletics. Cornell University also confirmed the passing of the school's former athletic director and star athlete. Moore won the 400 hurdles in the rain...