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Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

Nov. 13, 2018 2:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southern Missouri teacher who oversaw a history class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan has apologized for a "lapse of judgment" and is suspended indefinitely, the superintendent of the predominantly white district said Tuesday. The...

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

Nov. 13, 2018 2:19 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Several Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday urged colleagues at their national meeting to take some sort of action on the clergy sex abuse crisis despite a Vatican order to delay voting on key proposals. "We are not branch managers of the Vatican," said Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield,...

Hotel employee charged with assaulting 2 female guests

Nov. 13, 2018 1:19 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis hotel employee has been charged with sneaking into two sleeping women's rooms and videoing himself sexually assaulting them on his cellphone. Thirty-six-year-old Michael Brady, of St. Louis, is jailed on $75,000 bond after he was charged last week with burglary,...

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

Nov. 13, 2018 9:49 AM EST

The number of foreign students heading to U.S. colleges and universities fell again last year, the second straight decline after more than a decade of growth, a new report finds. Enrollment of new international students dropped by about 7 percent in fall 2017, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the...

Arkansas St. blasts Missouri Baptist 89-54 behind Gillard

Nov. 13, 2018 12:53 AM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Grantham Gillard scored 22 points with seven rebounds, Ty Cockfield scored 17 points and Arkansas State beat NAIA-member Missouri Baptist 89-54 on Monday night. The Red Wolves built a 40-25 halftime lead and, after the break, expanded on that by outscoring Missouri Baptist 49-29....

Unruh, Central Arkansas rout Univ. of the Ozarks 93-52

Nov. 13, 2018 12:14 AM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh scored 18 points and Hayden Koval scored 15, 13 rebounds and three blocks to help Central Arkansas beat Division III-member University of the Ozarks 93-52 on Monday. Central Arkansas built a 35-3 lead and was never threatened. UCA, which shot 63 percent from the field and...

Southeast Missouri State makes 14 3s, beats Quincy 102-66

Nov. 12, 2018 11:00 PM EST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Freshman Alex Caldwell made five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead six in double-figure scoring as Southeast Missouri State rolled to a 102-66 victory over Division II Quincy on Monday night for its first win of the season. Southeast Missouri State (1-2) rebounded...

Vols' Taylor seeks consistency after dominant performance

Nov. 12, 2018 8:36 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a couple of occasions this season, Tennessee outside linebacker Darrell Taylor has resembled one of the most dominant pass rushers in the nation. The rest of the year, he hasn't been much of a factor. The best version of Taylor showed up last week when he sacked Terry Wilson four...

Chiefs' maligned defense shines in victory over Arizona

Nov. 12, 2018 1:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs finally got Justin Houston back onto the field Sunday against Arizona, and the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker made one of the plays of the game when he picked off Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen on a second-half screen pass. The Chiefs also got safety Daniel...

Blues goalie Luke Opilka retires at 21 after hip surgeries

Nov. 12, 2018 12:13 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues goaltender Luke Opilka announced his retirement Monday after two surgeries in two years to address hip dysplasia. The 21-year-old Opilka was drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (146th overall) in 2015. He previously played for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League,...