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5 candidates selected to interview for NDSU president's post

Jan. 18, 2022 14:49 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Five candidates have been selected to interview for North Dakota State University president, the state Board of Higher Education announced Tuesday. The prospects will visit Fargo campus later this month. In addition to interviews with the search committee, they...

Roe lawyer Sarah Weddington helped redefine abortion rights

Dec. 31, 2021 14:10 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sarah Weddington, who as a young lawyer from Texas won the Roe v. Wade case at the U.S. Supreme Court, is being remembered this week as a champion of feminism whose work impacted the nation's politics as views shifted on abortion. She died Sunday at age 76. ...

Texas oil billionaire William 'Tex' Moncrief Jr. dead at 101

Dec. 29, 2021 15:26 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — William Alvin Moncrief Jr., a Texas wildcatter who helped build a father-son venture into an oil and gas empire over more than 70 years in the industry, has died. He was 101. A spokeswoman for Moncrief Oil confirmed his death to The Associated Press Wednesday but...

Sarah Weddington, lawyer who argued Roe v. Wade, dies at 76

Dec. 27, 2021 16:25 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Sarah Weddington, a Texas lawyer who as a 26-year-old successfully argued the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Sunday. She was 76. Susan Hays, Weddington’s former student and colleague, said she died in her sleep early...

EXPLAINER: Why Arbery slaying video will be 'star witness'

Nov. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — It's hard to overstate the importance of the video recording of Ahmaud Arbery's death and the evidentiary weight that the short, sometimes shaky clip will carry at the trial of the three men who chased and shot him. “You've got a cellphone video...