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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks to student organizers receiving training to work on the presidential campaign on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Perez told the students they will be the key to defeating President Donald Trump this year. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats' campus push

Jan. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training is part...

Stanford's Smith declares early, goes 1st in NWSL draft

Jan. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Stanford forward Sophia Smith was selected first overall Thursday by the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League college draft. The Thorns also traded for the second pick and used it to select forward Morgan Weaver from Washington State. Smith, who declared her eligibility for the draft on...

New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 15, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Los Angeles Times on the International Olympic Committee banning athletes from making political statements such as kneeling or wearing political messages: Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

Gator bites Florida college student hiking in Everglades

Jan. 11, 2020 11:37 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An alligator bit an 18-year-old college student who was hiking with a group at the Everglades National Park, officials said. The Miami Herald reported that a professor and about 15 students were wading through the water on a wet trail near the Pahayokee Overlook southwest of Miami when the...

Clemson's Robbie Robinson the No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EST

Forward Robbie Robinson out of Clemson was the first overall pick Thursday in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Inter Miami. Robinson, who won the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation's top college player, had 18 goals and nine assists this season as a junior. He was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

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Review: Book narrates life in Appalachian Mountains

Jan. 7, 2020 8:16 AM EST

“Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains,” Ballantine Books, by Cassie Chambers Written by a young lawyer whose roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, “Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains”...

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor runs past Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. during second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor to enter NFL draft

Jan. 3, 2020 8:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is headed to the NFL. The record-setting junior announced Friday on Twitter and Instagram that he will forgo his senior season with the Badgers and enter the NFL draft. The two-time Doak Walker Award winner and two-time unanimous first-team...