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Serbia president defends minister in plagiarism dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 10:51 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has dismissed calls for the resignation of the Balkan country’s finance minister triggered by a university ruling that he plagiarized parts of the doctoral thesis. Aleksandar Vucic on Friday told Prva TV that Sinisa Mali “is doing an excellent...

Woman charged in boyfriend's suicide pleads not guilty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston College student pleaded not guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter on allegations that she encouraged her boyfriend to take his life. Inyoung You, 21, appeared in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston after returning to the U.S. from South Korea, where she has been since...

Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

Nov. 22, 2019 10:13 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’...

Serbian police say no one injured in high school shooting

Nov. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police say a man broke into a high school in central Serbia and opened fire with an automatic weapon. No one was injured. A police statement says they arrested a man Friday in the town of Velika Plana. The man, in his mid-40s, fired twice into the ceiling before one of the teachers...

Hong Kong court reinstates mask ban ahead of elections

Nov. 22, 2019 8:31 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court that had struck down a ban on face masks at protests said Friday that the government could enforce it for one week, as police readied for any unrest during keenly contested elections this weekend. The High Court granted the temporary suspension “in view of the...

Colombians fill streets hoping to channel wave of discontent

Nov. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians angry with conservative President Iván Duque and hoping to channel Latin America’s wave of discontent took the streets by the tens of thousands Thursday in one of the biggest protests in the nation’s recent history. Students, teachers and labor union...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

Nov. 21, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 16-year-old boy who fatally shot two fellow students and wounded three others last week at a Southern California high school used an unregistered, untraceable “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday. Villanueva told media outlets that...

University says can’t fire professor for ‘bigoted’ remarks

Nov. 21, 2019 7:27 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A professor at Indiana University who defended “racist, sexist, and homophobic” comments that he posted on his social media accounts will keep his job because his views are protected under the Constitution, university officials announced after they were bombarded with...

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Ogden, Utah....