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No jail for Baylor student accused of fraternity party rape

Dec. 10, 2018 6:47 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved lenient punishment for men accused of sexually assault. Judge Ralph...

Judge asked to postpone trial over student's fatal stabbing

Dec. 10, 2018 5:23 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Maryland prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a trial for a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black student on the University of Maryland's campus. Prince George's County prosecutors want to delay Sean Urbanski's Jan. 22 trial because the case's...

Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips

Dec. 10, 2018 5:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two nuns who worked for decades at a Catholic school in California embezzled a "substantial" amount of money from tuition and other funds and used it to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas, church officials said Monday. The embezzlement from Saint James Catholic School in Torrance...

Wells Fargo tops government report on fees paid by students

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo charges students the most in fees on average to have a bank account, according to a government report. The report authored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and released late Friday showed that students paid an average of $46.99 in fees to Wells Fargo over 12 months....

Teacher nixes ban on 'Large Afros' at concert after uproar

Dec. 10, 2018 3:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A middle-school music teacher apologized Monday and backed off his instructions that students should not have "Mohawks, Large Afros, or any other outlandish" hairstyles at an upcoming chorus concert. Vocal music teacher Steven Reeves' letter to students touched off a social media...

Texas school district's enrollment drops after mass shooting

Dec. 10, 2018 3:31 PM EST

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May. Enrollment at the Santa Fe public school district has dropped by more than 4 percent this year, according to attendance figures obtained by the Houston...

Oregon's No. 3 ranking to dip after loss at Michigan State

Dec. 10, 2018 12:46 PM EST

Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 — the school's best ever. Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll. "We hadn't earned the ranking," the coach said after the...

Albania: University students spurn talks with prime minister

Dec. 10, 2018 9:26 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The prime minister of Albania has failed to convince protesting public university students to sit down to talk about their demands. Students said on Monday their demands must be met first. Those include cutting tuition fees in half, doubling the budget for education and a greater...

'Bye, Felicia': School bans flip shirt honoring dead seniors

Dec. 10, 2018 6:55 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school has banned students from wearing a class t-shirt that lists the names of three seniors who died this year and the dismissive phrase "Bye, Felicia." The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports Pascagoula School Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich on Friday banned the...

Teachers union: Tentative deal to end charter schools strike

Dec. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's first teachers' strike against a charter school operator will end after their union and management struck a tentative deal Sunday that includes protections for students and immigrant families living in the country illegally. The Chicago Teachers Union said more than 500 teachers...