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Judge declines to block pro-Palestinian panel at UMass

May. 2, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A panel discussion about Palestinian rights at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will be allowed to move ahead following a challenge by a group of Jewish students at the school. A Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled against the students who argued the forum was anti-Semitic and...

Jewish students sue to oust pro-Palestinian panel from UMass

Apr. 30, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of Jewish students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is asking a judge to order a panel discussion about Palestinian human rights off campus because it is anti-Semitic. The panel, titled "Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights" is...

Search finds no evidence of student's 2004 disappearance

Apr. 3, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Authorities who searched a home and dug up a basement in northern New Hampshire said Wednesday they found no evidence of a college student who disappeared after crashing her car nearby 15 years ago. Maura Murray, a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts-Amherst nursing student, left...

The Latest: Search related to missing student finds nothing

Apr. 3, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the search of a New Hampshire home in relation to the 2004 disappearance of a college student (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Authorities who searched a single-family home in northern New Hampshire say they have found no evidence connected to a college student who...