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Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Feb. 16, 2019 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal agreement....

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

Feb. 15, 2019 10:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court. That might have been the only thing Trump said Friday that produced near-universal...

O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

Feb. 15, 2019 8:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020, he wants to meet with voters in the "most honest, raw, real way possible." The former Texas congressman met with...

Michigan State acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

Feb. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John...

School drops case of student who bloodied Silent Sam statue

Feb. 15, 2019 7:36 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hearings panel has dismissed an honor court case against a graduate student who colored a Confederate statue on campus with ink and blood. The News and Observer reports a letter sent to student Maya Little said the panel voted to dismiss...

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-dollar...

9 LSU fraternity members arrested on hazing-related charges

Feb. 14, 2019 9:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them. The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23,...

Accused harasser will no longer work at Iowa State games

Feb. 14, 2019 7:36 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University said Thursday that a former state government official who was fired for sexually harassing women will no longer work as a security contractor at its athletic events. The announcement came hours after The Associated Press reported that Dave Jamison had been...

Beto O'Rourke planning stops in 2020 battleground Midwest

Feb. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Friday for a meet and greet with students and faculty, a closely guarded event that will be the former Texas congressman's first visit to a key state in the...

Boren's attorney describes university probe as 'persecution'

Feb. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination." The Jones Day law firm was retained to conduct an investigation...