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  • Judge backs NASA lab in work discrimination case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has tentatively ruled in favor of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former computer specialist who alleged …


  • Judge: Employee not let go over intelligent design

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former computer specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not dismissed because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work, a Superior Court …


  • Stepmother: Boy, 10, shot his neo-Nazi dad

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The 10-year-old son of a neo-Nazi leader told his younger sister that he planned to shoot their father, then a day later took a gun from …


  • School aide suspended after call about ‘65 killing

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teacher’s aide has been suspended after school officials learned she was the member of an Indianapolis family who tortured and killed a girl …


  • Parents considering legal action over school yoga

    ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating …


  • NJ mom: I didn’t slap boy who bullied my daughter

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A woman who says her 9-year-old daughter was bullied said Sunday that she took matters into her own hands when she confronted one of her …


  • Cops: NJ mom, grandma attacked 4th-grade bullies

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The mother of a 9-year-old girl who says she was bullied has been arrested on charges she boarded a school bus and slapped and cursed …


  • Judge expected to rule in Bible verse banner suit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge is expected to rule Thursday whether a group of cheerleaders should be allowed to continue quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school …


  • High court questions Texas affirmative action plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices sharply questioned the University of Texas’ use of race in college admissions Wednesday in a case that could lead to new limits on affirmative …


  • Police: Student took LSD before campus shooting

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A nude University of South Alabama freshman had taken LSD and assaulted others before he chased the campus police officer who fatally shot him, authorities said …


  • Congressman calls evolution lie from ‘pit of hell’

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to …


  • Teachers, bosses charged in NJ school sex scandal

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Six months ago, a student came to Triton High School Principal Catherine DePaul with a disturbing story: She believed another student was involved in a sexual …


  • Teachers, bosses charged in NJ school sex scandal

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey high school teachers are charged with having improper sexual relationships with female students — and two administrators face charges for allegedly covering it …


  • Study: Race-neutral admissions can work

    As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report …


  • NJ schools report 12K bullying instances last year

    New Jersey education officials now have some handle on just how much bullying happens in the state’s public schools. Data made public Tuesday show there were 12,024 instances of harassment, …


  • Ex-Ala. prof wants to be tried in brother’s death

    BOSTON (AP) — The former University of Alabama-Huntsville professor sentenced to life in prison for killing three of her colleagues in a shooting rampage wants to go on trial in …


  • Complaint: Beau said he killed NY college freshman

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend rallied others Monday to wear purple to …


  • Burnt money, campus ban: Tidbits on Colo. shooter

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed “burnt currency,” along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was …


  • Ex-Alabama prof won’t be tried in brother’s death

    BOSTON (AP) — A former Alabama professor convicted of fatally shooting three colleagues won’t face a Massachusetts murder trial in the 1986 death of her brother after prosecutors withdrew their …


  • Prosecutors: Shooting suspect threatened professor

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in a deadly movie theater attack was barred from the University of Colorado campus for threatening a professor, weeks before he opened fire at a …


  • Student exchange sponsor hounded by complaints

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization suspended from bringing foreign exchange students to the U.S. was hounded in recent years by allegations of mismanagement, with complaints ranging from sexual abuse …


  • Police: Student shoots self at Okla. junior high

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A gunshot rang out at an Oklahoma junior high school before classes began Wednesday, terrifying teenagers who feared a gunman was on the loose. Soon, though, …


  • Texas district expands corporal punishment policy

    SPRINGTOWN, Texas (AP) — Like many schools in Texas, “spare the rod and spoil the child” might be considered the motto at Springtown High School. But when two teenage girls …


  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Ala. prof convinced to take plea

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former college professor who killed three people and wounded three others during a faculty meeting wanted to go to death row and had to be …


  • Ex-prof gets life in prison for meeting rampage

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Harvard-educated biologist was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday after being convicted of going on a shooting rampage during a faculty meeting at …


  • Ex-prof in court on Ala. university shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A police investigator testified Monday during the murder trial of a former university professor that the woman denied having anything to do with the rampage that …


  • Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man known to a generation of Americans as “The Science Guy” is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers …


  • LSU police make arrest in bomb threat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in the bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the LSU campus earlier this week but don’t believe he …


  • $1M bail for Calif. man over death threat posts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, …


  • Chicago students returning to class as strike ends

    CHICAGO (AP) — Students prepared to return to class Wednesday after Chicago teachers voted to suspend their first strike in a quarter century, shutting 350,000 children out of school, disrupting …


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