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Making sense of college financial aid letters

Apr. 21, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

Congratulations - you are considering college! But first, paying for it: Students who applied for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, should be receiving their award letters right about now. Different schools have different names for these letters: financial aid offer,...

Harris' campaign focuses on black colleges for support

Apr. 21, 2019 8:18 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two...

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

Apr. 21, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting (all times local): 6 p.m. A ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting has ended with the names of 12 students and a teacher killed being read aloud, accompanied...

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

Apr. 21, 2019 5:19 AM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Community members in suburban Denver marked the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting Saturday with a remembrance ceremony that celebrated the school's survival and by volunteering at shelters, doing neighborhood cleanup projects and laying flowers and cards at a...

Polygamist lawyers in Utah face bar investigation

Apr. 20, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seven Utah lawyers are violating rules of conduct because they are polygamists, according to a new complaint filed with the Utah Bar Association. The complaint was filed by a woman named Melissa Ellis who used to belong to a northern Utah polygamous group. She believes Utah should...

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Apr. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client...

Probe: Ex-chancellor's spouse accused in up to 10 complaints

Apr. 20, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At least seven students or staff — perhaps as many as 10 — reported being sexually harassed by the husband of former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper, according to an investigative report. Kopper's husband, Alan "Pete" Hill, was banned from...

UW police chief reassigned amid tension in department

Apr. 20, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials say University of Washington Police Chief John Vinson will leave the position in May to focus on his role as associate vice president for student life. The Seattle Times reports the change announced Friday comes after a period of tension within the department, as officers submitted...

Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

Apr. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt. Clear Creek...

Polanski asks court to restore his film academy membership

Apr. 19, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the Academy...