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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. The executive director of the State Medical Board of Ohio says it has fast-tracked investigations related to whether licensees failed to report concerns about Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss decades earlier. (Ohio State University via AP, File)

Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

Jan. 18, 2020 6:29 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December, school spokesman Benjamin Johnson said by email. ...

FILE - In this May 8, 2014, file photo, then Baylor University President Ken Starr testifies at the House Committee on Education and Workforce on college athletes forming unions. in Washington. President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton, according to a person familiar with the matter. The team will also include Pam Bondi, the former Florida attorney general. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

Jan. 18, 2020 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has assembled a made-for-TV legal team for his Senate trial that includes household names like Ken Starr, the prosecutor whose investigation two decades ago resulted in the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said he will...

Ex-student government leader takes deal with lesser charge

Jan. 17, 2020 6:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former student government president at Central Michigan University pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Friday, weeks after the attorney general agreed that a felony conviction for sexual misconduct should be set aside because of wrongdoing by a prosecutor. Ian Elliott, who was sent to...

Fans of conservative speaker find new venue for appearance

Jan. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine supporters of Michelle Malkin said Friday they had located a new venue for the conservative speaker's appearance after three sites canceled. Malkin is an author, blogger and former FOX News contributor who has rallied against foes she calls “Beltway crapweasels,”...

University leaders plead for NC budget stalemate to end

Jan. 17, 2020 3:15 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina campuses -- including students and employees -- could suffer if the extended state budget impasse isn't resolved soon, system President Bill Roper said Friday. A two-year budget that was supposed to take effect last July 1 has never been enacted....

UC proposes annual tuition increases over five years

Jan. 17, 2020 2:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is considering annual tuition increases over five years under a sweeping plan to raise more money for financial aid and campus needs. UC regents will consider two plans to raise fees at their meeting next Wednesday in what could be the second fee increase in...

Volkswagen creating first innovation hub in North America

Jan. 17, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America, officials said Friday in a statement. Initial work at the hub in Knoxville will include research opportunities for UT...

LSU: football championship make-up days on 2 Saturdays

Jan. 17, 2020 12:15 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University says students at its flagship campus will have to attend classes on two Saturdays to make up for the days they got off for the College Football Championship between LSU and Clemson. Although the championship in New Orleans was a night game, the university...

Pennsylvania state universities offer retirement incentive

Jan. 17, 2020 9:23 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The 14 Pennsylvania state universities hope to reduce the size of their faculties by offering an incentive for professors eligible for retirement. The State System of Higher Education's governing board on Thursday approved the plan to align staffing with the decrease in student...

College savings program started in Worcester goes statewide

Jan. 17, 2020 8:43 AM EST

WORCESTER , Mass. (AP) — Four years after the pilot program launched in the city, state treasurer Deborah Goldberg visited Worcester Thursday to promote the rollout of the now-statewide BabySteps college savings program. The new initiative, which began on Jan. 1, provides a $50 contribution to a college...