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  • Faculty discuss donor after post with ‘racial overtone’

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi journalism faculty have met amid calls that the university remove a donor’s name from its journalism school following a social media post criticized for an “unjustified racial overtone.” Journalism Dean Will Norton says faculty didn’t vote Friday to ask the university to remove Ed Meek’s name from the […]
  • The Latest: Police give ages of 4 found dead in Nevada home

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the apparent shooting deaths of four people found dead in a burning home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Police say a 27-year-old man, a 35-year-old woman and two boys, ages 15 and 5, are dead in an apparent shooting murder-suicide at […]
  • The Latest: Bourbon maker Four Roses walkout ends

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on an agreement to settle a strike at bourbon maker Four Roses (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Four Roses says it’s looking forward to returning to full production soon after the bourbon maker reached a tentative agreement with union officials to end a two-week walkout. News outlets report the […]
  • Northern California authorities arrest alleged serial rapist

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento authorities have arrested a 58-year-old man suspected of committing at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. The Sacramento Bee reports Roy Charles Waller was arrested Thursday by Sacramento police. Waller is a safety specialist at the University of California-Berkeley’s office of environment, health and safety. District […]
  • The Latest: Feds say canceling nuke plant could cost owners

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 […]
  • Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one’s life. There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience sexual assault never […]
  • UN aid chief: Fight against famine is being lost in Yemen

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Friday that the fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, which is already facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis with 75 percent of its 29 million people in need of assistance. Mark Lowcock called the situation “bleak” and told the Security Council it “has deteriorated […]
  • Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign amid allegations

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter. Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican’s attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied the allegations in an interview with the station. She said the veteran lawmaker […]
  • White student accused of noose around black student’s neck

    A white high-school student has been accused of putting a noose around a black student’s neck in northeast Louisiana. A teacher at West Ouachita High School saw the incident and immediately took the white student to administrators at the school in West Monroe, Ouachita (WASH-uh-taw) Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker said. Coker said the student […]
  • Woman given 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison. Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, arson and assault. She was convicted in July of setting a fire to her nail salon […]