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January 25, 2016 - 3:53pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on The Citadel disciplining 14 cadets after photographs surfaced on social media of seven freshmen with pillowcases similar to KKK garb on their heads (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Citadel president retired Gen. John Rosa says he is setting up a task force to study and make recommendations about the campus climate for minority students, enhancing the curriculum to promote greater understanding of people from various...

January 25, 2016 - 3:27pm
1 week 6 days ago

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The latest on an assistant University of Missouri professor being charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a run-in with student journalists during campus protests (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Some Republicans in the state Senate continue to criticize the University of Missouri for not firing an assistant professor who confronted journalists during campus protests last November.

Melissa Click was...

January 25, 2016 - 3:25pm
1 week 6 days ago

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A former small-town Ohio police chief who developed an outsize Facebook following for blunt, humorous commentary about the criminals he calls "mopes" has been convicted of four misdemeanors.

A Portage County judge on Monday told former Brimfield Township chief David Oliver he's become a mope himself.

Oliver was visibly reluctant as he pleaded no contest to counts including attempted theft in office and simple assault involving a...

January 25, 2016 - 3:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report confirms that fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

The Congressional Budget Office study released on Monday says that 13 million people are likely to purchase policies through the Affordable Care Act, down about 8 million from estimates early last year. That's based on updated enrollment figures through last month.

The Department of Health and Human...

January 25, 2016 - 3:18pm
1 week 6 days ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest following the magnitude-7.1 earthquake that hit southcentral Alaska early Sunday (all times local):

11 a.m.

It appears public infrastructure damage from Sunday's magnitude-7.1 earthquake in southcentral Alaska was limited to a small stretch of road on the Kenai (KEY'-nigh) Peninsula.

State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says a 150-foot section of Kalifornsky Beach...

January 25, 2016 - 3:15pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Organizers of the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympics have chosen the UCLA campus as the prospective site for the athletes' village.

Mayor Eric Garcetti also announced Monday that the University of Southern California campus would be the site of the media village.

The facilities of the UCLA campus would allow athletes to train where they are living.

Los Angeles organizers had initially proposed building...

January 25, 2016 - 3:06pm
1 week 6 days ago

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Denver man has logged the fastest Grand Canyon river trip on record, paddling his kayak down the Colorado River in 34 hours and two minutes.

Tom Martin, secretary of the Grand Canyon Historical Society, says Ben Orkin reached the end of his 277-mile journey Sunday. Orkin beat a record set last week and the previous one set by non-motorized boat in 1983.

The unofficial records kept among river rafters started with Maj. John...

January 25, 2016 - 3:04pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey finds minorities hold only 14 percent of state lawmakers' seats, even though minorities make up 40 percent of the United States population.

This comes from the New American Leaders Project, which released its study of 2015 officeholders on Monday.

Black politicians held around 9 percent of the seats, Latino and Latina politicians held about 4 percent of the seats and Asian American politicians held about 2 percent. Native...

January 25, 2016 - 2:59pm
1 week 6 days ago

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who was suspended from school for helping a friend who was having an asthma attack says her son won't return to the school.

Mandy Cortes said Monday that she will home-school her 15-year-old rather than have him return to Gateway Middle School in Killeen.

Anthony Ruelas was suspended last week when he disobeyed his teacher by picking up his classmate and leaving the classroom to carry her to the...

January 25, 2016 - 2:53pm
1 week 6 days ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's highest court says an Atlantic City casino can regulate how much its cocktail waitresses weigh.

The Press of Atlantic City ( reports the state Supreme Court on Thursday denied the Borgata Babes' request to review the case.

An appeals court in September had upheld a 2013 ruling that the Borgata casino's personal appearance standards are lawful. The court said that an element of performance...

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