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Racist posts spark police response at Minnesota high school

Feb. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EST

OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — Officials placed a southern Minnesota school on lockdown and called police when tensions over racist comments posted on social media boiled over. Owatonna Senior High School officials say a large group of students started shouting at each other in a commons area Monday over the...

Wisconsin judge tosses wrestler's suspension, worrying refs

Feb. 12, 2019 6:24 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge overturned a high school wrestler's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after the student's parents took legal action, worrying referees and the state's athletic association that officiating decisions could be undermined by courts. At issue is a Feb. 2 wrestling...

Minnesota players suspended over free-throw change-up

Feb. 12, 2019 5:48 PM EST

MINNEOTA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota high school suspended three basketball players after one of the players improperly shot free throws for two teammates. Minneota High School reported the infraction in its Jan. 31 game against MACCRAY to the state high school league and then suspended senior Thomas Hennen...

Ole Miss vacates 33 wins as part of NCAA punishment

Feb. 12, 2019 12:09 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football program will vacate 33 wins over six separate seasons as part of its punishment in a recently resolved NCAA infractions case against the school. The school vacated wins in 2010 (four wins), 2011, (two wins), 2012 (seven wins), 2013 (seven wins), 2014 (eight wins)...

Harvard denies claims in suits from fraternities, sororities

Feb. 8, 2019 6:12 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is asking judges to dismiss a pair of lawsuits challenging a school policy that discourages students from joining single-gender clubs. Court documents filed by Harvard on Friday deny allegations of sex discrimination made in separate lawsuits in state and federal...

Nebraska attorney in medical school killings case disbarred

Feb. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday disbarred an already-suspended attorney who played a key defense role for a former doctor convicted of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school. Jeremy Jorgenson, 44, violated state law and attorney rules of conduct by continuing to...

Embattled Kansas military school plans to close

Feb. 7, 2019 12:14 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An embattled Kansas military school announced Wednesday it plans to close after this school year, saying it has unfairly become a target for litigation and negative media portrayals. St. John's Military School in Salina released a statement saying its leaders have sought to sustain the...

Arizona initiates process to fire assistant basketball coach

Feb. 7, 2019 12:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has initiated the process to fire assistant coach Mark Phelps and suspended him indefinitely with pay due to an NCAA rules issue. The school said in a statement Wednesday the move was not related to a federal probe into basketball recruiting that cast a cloud over the program...

BAFTA suspends Bryan Singer nod amid misconduct allegations

Feb. 6, 2019 3:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors. Singer had been among those nominated for his work on the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," which he was fired from in late...

Autopsy: College student died of exposure, had been drinking

Feb. 5, 2019 7:19 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a 19-year-old University of Vermont student found dead in a parking lot in sub-zero temperatures had attended two off-campus fraternity events and had been drinking. Police say Connor Gage, of Little Falls, New York, was found dead Saturday behind a Burlington...