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More white supremacist propaganda showing up on US campuses

Jun. 27, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reading, writing and arithmetic are competing with more and more racist rhetoric on U.S. college campuses, a new report finds. Instances of white supremacist propaganda showing up on college campuses trended higher in the recently completed academic year, according to the Anti-Defamation...

Oregon Republican walkout over climate bill drags on

Jun. 26, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Capitol was at a standstill Wednesday with only four days left in the legislative session, and it remains unclear when — or if— the Senate's 11 Republicans will return to the statehouse and end a walkout over a climate bill. Republicans have now been absent from...

Defense: Chinese scholar's killer offered to locate body

Jun. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student who faces a possible death sentence for kidnapping and killing a visiting scholar from China say their client offered after his arrest to plead guilty and divulge where her remains were in exchange for a life sentence. The...

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the Big East...

The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be found

Jun. 26, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the offer by a former U of I student to locate body in exchange for a life sentence (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The family of a scholar from China killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student says they're aware he offered to divulge where her remains were but...

New Jersey governor says cuts leave tuition grants uncertain

Jun. 26, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy called the Democrat-led Legislature's decision not to fully fund his proposed grants for low-income community college students "stone cold crazy stupid" Wednesday, saying his administration will have to figure out the program's future in the next...

Dartmouth pays state for student's search, rescue

Jun. 26, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has paid the New Hampshire Fish and Game department $19,000 to the cover the cost of a two-day search and rescue effort after a student got lost during a school-sponsored hike. Authorities said it was a miracle that 21-year-old Arun Anand was found alive on Mount...

Philadelphia hospital owner announces closure, citing losses

Jun. 26, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia announced its closure in September because of what the company called "continuing, unsustainable financial losses." Philadelphia Academic Health System, a subsidiary of American Academic Health System, said Wednesday that...

History student uncovers former slave burial site

Jun. 26, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A student at the University of North Alabama has uncovered a former slave burial site and plans to share his findings with some of their descendants. The TimesDaily reports Josh Grigsby will present his findings on Friday at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. The cemetery is in...

California Editorial Rdp

Jun. 26, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

June 26 Mercury News & East Bay Times on California governor's wildfire plan: Gov. Gavin Newsom's $24 billion plan to address the threat of future wildfires is a solid proposal that merits support from Californians. With one caveat — and it's huge. The plan must have sufficient safeguards to ensure...