Education

November 28, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System's president reprimanded the La Crosse campus' chancellor for inviting porn star Nina Hartley to speak on campus, questioning his judgment and warning him that he may not receive a raise next month. UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow invited...
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November 28, 2018 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is cautiously expanding a feature that shows people local news and information, including missing-person alerts, road closures, crime reports and school announcements. Called "Today In," the service shows people information from their towns and cities from such sources as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps' Kekuta Manneh, left center, and New York Red Bulls' Aurelien Collin, right center, fight for the ball during a CONCACAF Quarter-final Champions League soccer game in Harrison, N.J. High school junior and soccer player Giovanni Calderon thought he was just going to an interview for a scholarship application. Instead he got a visit from Collin who presented Calderon with a $5,000 college scholarship, tickets to the second leg of the Red Bulls' Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, and a trip to the MLS Cup. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)
November 28, 2018 - 2:31 am
High school junior and soccer player Giovanni Calderon thought he was just going to an interview for a scholarship application. Instead he got a visit from New York Red Bulls defender Aurelien Collin. Collin presented Calderon with a $5,000 college scholarship, tickets to the second leg of the Red...
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Japanese pianist Kaoru Imahigashi plays the piano during a concert to mark the debut of Gaza's only grand piano after it was rescued from conflict, at a theater nestled in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society's building in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip is debuting to the public for the first time in over a decade after its restoration. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
November 25, 2018 - 1:43 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade on Sunday — following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument after it was nearly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike. Some 300 fans attended Sunday's...
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November 22, 2018 - 3:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, a local government spokesman said. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province...
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November 21, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, take his seat at a ceremony for the swearing ceremony of the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington. Billington, who led the world’s largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. The library released a statement about Billington on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018, but did not say when he had died or provide the cause of death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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November 21, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nearly silent, drone-sized aircraft has shown it can fly, thanks to a scientist who was inspired by watching "Star Trek" as a child. With neither propellers nor jets, the airplane gets its thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air. That general idea has been...
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This undated family handout photo shows Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. The family of a British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates on spying allegations says he's been sentenced to life in prison. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai Airport on May 5, 2018. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt expressed shock at the verdict Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018 and has travelled to the UAE to make representations on his behalf. (Daniela Tejada via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 10:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A British academic was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates on charges that he was spying for the U.K. — a verdict that Britain described as shocking as it urged its Mideast ally to reconsider the decision. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in...
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November 21, 2018 - 5:50 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba, in the country's restive English-speaking South West region, a military official said Wednesday. Armed gunmen abducted the students from Lords...
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