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School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family. Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get...

Another Canadian detained in China amid diplomatic chill

Jul. 13, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian citizen has been detained in Yantai, China, Canada's government said Saturday, a step that comes amid tense relations between the countries. Global Affairs Canada did not provide details about the identity of the detainee, nor the reason for the detention. Earlier this...

Harvard economist suspended for 'unwelcome sexual conduct'

Jul. 10, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has suspended a well-known economist after an investigation found he engaged in "unwelcome sexual conduct" toward several people. Claudine Gay, a Harvard dean, said in an email to the economics department Wednesday that the review found Roland Fryer Jr. created a...

Parents of slain Chinese scholar tell jury of their loss

Jul. 9, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. "How am I supposed to carry on living?" said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on video....

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

Jul. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels "a moral obligation" to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the Wild"...

Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

Jul. 6, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

"They made me a slave today." Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko's classmates were encouraged to examine and pretend to bid on...

Australian freed in N. Korea keeps mum about detention

Jul. 5, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian student on Friday thanked Swedish and his country's diplomats for securing his release in North Korea but kept mum about what led to his weeklong detention. "I intend now to return to normal life but wanted to first publicly thank everyone who worked to ensure I was safe and...

Australian student released in North Korea says 'I'm OK'

Jul. 4, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea arrived in Tokyo on Thursday after telling reporters he was in "very good" condition, without saying what happened to him. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to Parliament that Alek Sigley, 29, had been...

The Latest: Australian held in North Korea arrives in Japan

Jul. 4, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the release of an Australian student after a week of detention in North Korea (all times local): 10:45 p.m. An Australian student released from detention in North Korea has arrived in Tokyo. Alek Sigley left North Korea via Beijing on Thursday and was reuniting with his Japanese...

Australia's prime minister says Australian student has been released from detention in North Korea

Jul. 4, 2019 12:29 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says Australian student has been released from detention in North Korea.