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Day 2 of deliberations on death penalty in scholar's slaying

Jul. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors have resumed deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China. Thursday is the second day of deliberations in the penalty stage of the federal case against Brendt Christensen. Jurors...

Will a summer job burn your financial aid for college?

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college, the money you...

Feds award Indiana county $3M for tech park road project

Jul. 18, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county has landed a $3 million federal grant for construction of a road that will serve a planned high-tech industrial park. The funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce must be matched with $3 million in local investment for the road's construction. Floyd...

Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slaying

Jul. 17, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) —  Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...

Broncos kick off NFL training camps with Sanders on board

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good. He's...

The Latest: Illinois jury goes home without sentence verdict

Jul. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Jurors have gone home after a first day of deliberations without a decision on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for slaying a young...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

The Latest: Louisville looks to rebuild under Satterfield

Jul. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC media days (all times local): 4:35 p.m. First-year coach Scott Satterfield says he won't measure Louisville's success this season in terms of wins and losses, but rather by if players are demonstrating the right attitude and giving their best effort on a daily...

Jury finds former student guilty in pledge's death

Jul. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana jury on Wednesday convicted a former Louisiana State University student of negligent homicide in a fraternity pledge's drinking death during a hazing nearly two years ago. The six jurors took less than an hour to convict Matthew Naquin, 21, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, in...

Advocacy group sues over Illinois gun dealer oversight law

Jul. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands state oversight of firearm dealers places "onerous restrictions" that could drive many out of business, officials with the advocacy group announced Wednesday. Under the law, which Democratic Gov. J.B....