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Police: Teen girl had knife when shot by officer

Jul. 17, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A police report says a 16-year-old girl shot by an officer in South Carolina was armed with a knife and had threatened suicide. The report says the girl's mother called 911 on July 11 after her daughter grabbed a knife in their Greenville home when she took away her ukulele and...

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...

North Carolina school superintendent suspended with pay

Jul. 15, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's second largest school system has suspended its superintendent with pay but without saying why. A statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg School on Monday confirmed that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox was suspended, but the statement didn't say when it happened and it...

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...

Ex-Arizona schools considered for temporary migrant lodging

Jul. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

Arizona school district officials are considering former school buildings to house migrant families. The Phoenix Elementary School District approved a three-month lease Friday for the Ann Ott School to temporarily house more than 80 people. "Helping them transit through Phoenix to wherever they're going is an...

UW regents set hearing on protest punishment policy

Jul. 12, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System regents have scheduled a public hearing on regulations enacting a policy that calls for suspending and expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations. The regents adopted a policy in October 2017 that mandates chancellors suspend...

Former Grinnell College student lawsuit to go to jury trial

Jul. 11, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge will let a jury decide a lawsuit against Grinnell College that challenges the way the Iowa school handles sexual misconduct complaints. The lawsuit was filed in March 2017 by a male student identified only as John Doe, who was expelled in 2016 after he was accused of...

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"...