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Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

Nov. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. The donation to the University of...

$10 million gift to the Kinder Institute at Missouri

Nov. 12, 2019 5:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $10 million gift from the Kinder Foundation, which will be used to support two new degrees programs. The university announced Tuesday it will offer a bachelor's degree in constitutional democracy and a master's degree in Atlantic history and...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma,...

Top Wake receiver Sage Surratt out for season with injury

Nov. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest receiver Sage Surratt will miss the rest of the season with an unspecified injury that will require surgery. Coach Dave Clawson disclosed the severity of Surratt's injury Tuesday but did not provide any further details. The redshirt sophomore appeared to injure his...

Tear gas and fires: Hong Kong protests from morning to night

Nov. 12, 2019 11:19 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up the...

The Latest: Former President Jimmy Carter out of surgery

Nov. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on former President Jimmy Carter's surgery at Emory University Hospital (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Jimmy Carter's spokeswoman says the former president is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. Deanna Congileo...

San Diego State student, 19, dies after attending frat party

Nov. 11, 2019 7:35 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State University announced Monday the death of a freshman who was hospitalized after attending a fraternity party. Dylan Hernandez, 19, went to the party Wednesday, school officials said. Early Thursday, university police responded to a 911 call that a student needed medical...

Texas Tech QB Bowman cleared to play and intends to redshirt

Nov. 11, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has been cleared to play after missing six games with a shoulder injury but the plan now is to redshirt the second-year player. Bowman, who got hurt in the third game Sept. 14 at Arizona, could still play in one more game this season for Texas Tech...

AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enough

Nov. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts who say young Americans...

Donald Trump Jr. talk marked by anger over no Q&A

Nov. 11, 2019 1:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump Jr.'s appearance Sunday at a university to talk about his new book on liberals and free speech was marked by an argument between him and the audience over why he would not take questions, the Guardian newspaper reported . Members of the audience of about 450 people at the...