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SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices as campaign issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in …


Crews search for 4th victim in Fla. garage rubble

MIAMI (AP) — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what …


2 dead, 1 still missing in Fla. garage collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching Thursday for a missing construction worker a day …


Workers trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus collapsed Wednesday and a fire official said some workers were trapped in the rubble. …


High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …


Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


Research on mice suggests new fertility treatments

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to …


High court begins new term with human rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.


Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


Students, experts recoil at alcohol enema case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas. …


Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. …


Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this …


Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a nearly 80-year absence of sororities at Swarthmore College, female students will soon have the option of going Greek. Kappa Alpha Theta is establishing a chapter …


Argentine pres. challenges Harvard questions

BOSTON (AP) — In a rare departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez responded to questions from an audience at Harvard University Thursday night. But she didn’t …


Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on …


UC agrees to pay $1M to settle pepper-spray suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC …


Chemist’s inflated resume gives lawyers new doubts

BOSTON (AP) — Revelations that a chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab might have lied about her educational background have given defense attorneys new …


Romney, Obama descend on battleground Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in Ohio less than a week before early voting kicks off …


Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after …


Ariz. school lands free Mass. Christian campus

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of an historic campus in the hills of western Massachusetts announced Friday that they’ll give it away to a Christian college from Arizona that plans …


Census data another sign economy has bottomed out

WASHINGTON (AP) — More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after …


Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving …


FAMU holds first home game without famed band

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Florida A&M’s Marching 100 quick-stepped across the grass, the stadium announcer’s voice would boom through the speakers to remind those in the stands that no …


North Dakota State U. lifts evacuation order

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has lifted its evacuation order. The university ordered all students and employees to leave campus Monday morning after it received a bomb …


U. of Texas orders evacuation after bomb threats

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A bomb threat phoned in to the University of Texas at Austin campus Friday sent thousands of people streaming off campus as administrators warned students and …


NDSU orders campus evacuated due to bomb threat

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University officials are ordering the campus evacuated after receiving a bomb threat. NDSU issued a statement shortly before 10 a.m. Friday telling all …


Man fatally shoots 1, wounds other at Ky. meeting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville man who was having zoning trouble with the fence around his house shot and killed a neighbor and critically injured another at a homeowners …