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Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China. Closing arguments Wednesday come after testimony in the death-penalty phase of...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Jul. 16, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for...

Florida Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020

Jul. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from a string of high-profile razor-thin election losses in Florida, national Democrats are asking a federal judge to discard a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor. Assuming he...

School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family. Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get...

American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

Jul. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Schools interested in joining the American Athletic Conference after Connecticut leaves can call Commissioner Mike Aresco. The AAC will not be soliciting applications for membership. Aresco said Tuesday at the American Athletic Conference media day that the league is leaning toward not...

Testimony ends in penalty phase of slain Chinese woman case

Jul. 16, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Testimony has wrapped up in the penalty phase of the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China. Prosecutors called their last witnesses Tuesday to rebut presentations by Brendt Christensen's lawyers. The (Champaign) News-Gazette...

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

Jul. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

AVON, Conn. (AP) — Over six weeks, the vandals kept coming, knocking the school system's network offline several times a day. There was no breach of sensitive data files, but the attacks in which somebody deliberately overwhelmed the Avon Public Schools system in Connecticut still proved costly. Classroom...

Louisville officers won't serve in schools this fall

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Schools in Kentucky's largest city won't have Louisville Metro Police acting as resource officers when classes begin this fall. The Courier-Journal reports the decision by the agency is due to the city's $35 million budget deficit. The decision comes as school districts around the...

Baltimore man guilty of killing ex-girlfriend outside school

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, who was found bound, beaten, stabbed, strangled and dumped outside an area high school. The Baltimore Sun reports 23-year-old Christopher Rather was convicted of second-degree murder Monday in the 2018 death of 20-year-old...

NYC high school student convicted in 2017 classroom slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City high school student was convicted on Monday of manslaughter and assault in the fatal stabbing of a classmate the assailant claimed had bullied him. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Gross handed down the guilty verdict against Abel Cedeno at a non-jury trial that featured...