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University of Hawaii president praised for efforts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:30am

University of Hawaii's president has received high marks on his latest performance review and has requested no salary increase for the second year in a row.

Lawsuit: Exposed outlet injured football player at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

The mother of a DeKalb County student who was injured during football practice and hospitalized is suing the school district.

WVU ceremony to remember 3 students who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:10am

A bell-ringing ceremony is planned at West Virginia University in remembrance of three students who died.

Ex-teacher awaiting trial on sex charges can do yard work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:50am

A federal judge says a former teacher awaiting trial on child sex charges can do yard work while on home confinement.

Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

A construction worker was severely injured after he plummeted at least three stories off scaffolding at a work site in Boston's Longwood medical area.

State takes control of now-defunct college's student records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 2:10am

The state of Vermont is holding onto student records from the now-defunct Burlington College, which for now comes at the expense of taxpayers.

Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:40am

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people to not jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase.

Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:20am

A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Public health officials investigating after water park death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:10am

Public health officials have launched an investigation into a water park in Washington state after a man drowned there over the weekend.

Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years

Felicia Fonseca and Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:40am

When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else.

Ex-Denver Post editor Greg Moore to teach at CU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:30am

A former Denver Post editor has been named a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and will teach a seminar on the Boulder campus this fall.

Mentoring helps students set goals, achieve them

Kim Burgess, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11am

Two years ago, Adriana Maldonado hadn't thought much about college. Now, the Atrisco Heritage Academy senior is about to send applications to 14 schools, including Stanford, Columbia and Vassar.

As jobs require more technological skills, so do educators

Kristen Czaban, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:11am

Classrooms don't look like they used to. Baby boomers who enter an elementary school class today would likely feel like they have entered the world of the Jetsons.

Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:02am

Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him.

Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:20pm

A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman.

Dream team of historians proposed to advise US president

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:50pm

Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own country and of others.

Malloy to attend opening of UConn's new residence hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20pm

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be among those in attendance for the opening of the University of Connecticut's new residence hall.

UNR: Dorms 121 percent over capacity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:51pm

University of Nevada, Reno officials say dorms are over capacity as the school expects to have another record year for enrollment.

Minnesota man charged in 5-year-old girl's abduction, death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:41pm

A 25-year-old man who was considered a family friend was charged Tuesday with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota — leaving her body submerged in a swamp and covered with debris.