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Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

Dec. 6, 2019 1:07 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State officials are considering the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that's still on campus but in a less prominent location. Trustees of the Mississippi Department of...

Brey's Irish lose Carmody to injury, Doherty to transfer

Dec. 5, 2019 8:21 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For the second straight season, it’s becoming a numbers game for Mike Brey and his Notre Dame basketball team. An MRI on Thursday confirmed that sophomore reserve guard Robby Carmody suffered an ACL injury to his left knee during the final minute of Notre Dame’s 72-51...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Dec. 5, 2019 8:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision...

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid. Although the amended...

Viral video reignites LGBTQ debate at Quaker school

Dec. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EST

(RNS) — The video begins with Reid Arthur striding on stage in shorts and a glittering, iridescent hoodie. The George Fox University senior was participating in a lip sync dance number at his school set to Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down,” complete with a troupe of backup...

Correction: Nursing School Harassment story

Dec. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about a sexual harassment lawsuit, The Associated Press reported that the man accused of harassment was employed by WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. The man worked at WakeMed but was not employed by the hospital. A corrected version of the story is below: Lawsuit describes...

Greek minister resigns over Columbia degree he never got

Dec. 5, 2019 11:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A junior cabinet minister in Greece’s center-right government has stepped down after confirming that he never received a degree for Columbia University studies listed on his resume. In a statement Thursday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accepted the resignation of Antonis...

Impeachment takeaways: History lessons, partisan feuds

Dec. 5, 2019 12:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power. Three of the lawyers were chosen by Democrats,...

The Latest: Nadler says Trump actions meet impeachment test

Dec. 4, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump's actions in pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate a political rival meet a three-part test for impeachment. ...

Minnesota sues e-cigarette maker Juul over youth vaping rise

Dec. 4, 2019 5:51 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison sued Juul Labs on Wednesday, accusing the e-cigarette maker of unlawfully targeting young people with its products to get a new generation addicted to nicotine. The lawsuit filed in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis seeks to force...