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Bloomberg tells graduates to be wary of partisan politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:30am

Businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told graduates at the University of Michigan to be wary of partisan politics and intolerance.

Northern Michigan approves residence hall replacement plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:20am

Northern Michigan University trustees have approved an $80 million residence hall replacement project.

University cafe closed for cleaning after reports of illness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:00am

A cafe on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in western Pennsylvania has been closed for cleaning after more than 40 people reported becoming ill after eating there last week.

Jill Biden hosts USS Delaware keel-laying ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:00am

Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, marked the beginning of construction on the future USS Delaware submarine.

School district worried about clerical error on ballot issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:50am

The Butte School District is worried after a clerical error caused a tax measure to be left out of election notifications posted for voters.

School district brings first bond to voters in 55 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:50am

The Mapleton School District is asking voters to pass their first local school bond in 55 years. The district is asking for a $4 million, 25-year bond to remodel its high school and elementary school.

Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:30am

A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.

Go back to Africa: Mother says teacher made remark to son

Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:29am

The Beaufort County School District is investigating after a black woman complained that a white teacher told her son he should go back to Africa.

Hassan starts study of health care worker shortage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:20am

Gov. Maggie Hassan has created a commission to study New Hampshire's shortage of health care workers.

The Latest: Flood victims identify floating bodies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:20am

The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):

Body identified in Gem County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:00am

A southwestern Idaho coroner has identified the body of a man found in Gem County.

University of Minnesota again bumps traveling drum show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:50am

A traveling drum and bugle corps has been bumped from TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.

Bryant student facing drug charges after dorm raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:50am

A Bryant University student is facing drug charges after police say they found marijuana, cocaine, LSD and cash in a dorm room.

Health officials reach settlement with Seattle hookah lounge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:50am

Public health officials have reached a settlement of their case against a Seattle hookah lounge. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray had been trying to shut down Seattle's 11 hookah lounges for violating a ban on indoor smoking.

Secretary of State heads to Switzerland for talks on Syria

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:50am

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Switzerland this weekend for urgent talks on Syria. His trip comes amid escalating violations of a fragile truce around the city of Aleppo.

Transparency questions arise in search for new USU president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:30am

As Utah State University gears up for a new president, critics are questioning whether the state is transparent enough in choosing its higher education leaders.

UNR leaders want more guidelines for cheater punishments

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:30am

Leaders at the two major universities in Nevada don't seem to agree on how to dish out punishment equally and consistently among cheating students.

DEA, local law enforcement taking back prescription drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:10am

The DEA is working with local law enforcement agencies to collect unused, unwanted and expired prescription medicines on Saturday.

Closing arguments slated in trial in college dorm death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:20am

Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory