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BOSTON (AP) — Students and alumni at some of the nation's top universities are urging their schools to reconsider admissions policies that give an edge to relatives of alumni. Campus groups for first-generation and low-income students at 12 elite universities issued a joint...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded. The first two shootings happened in the afternoon, when fights broke out near the traditional parade route. Police clarified Wednesday...
CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed...
GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — One climber fell to his death and several others had to be rescued after conditions turned treacherous on Oregon's tallest peak. More than a half-dozen people had been climbing near Mount Hood's peak when a climber fell about 1,000 feet, (304 meters...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Families camped out from early morning to catch beads and stuffed animals thrown from float riders. Revelers took to the streets in elaborate or funny costumes evoking Marie Antoinette, President Donald Trump and glamorous vampires. And amused bystanders took...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds during the time they should be beefing up, a new study shows. It's the climate change diet and scientists say it's not good. They blame global warming for the dwindling ice cover on the Arctic Ocean that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two students were shot and wounded, one critically, inside a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday morning and police took a female student into custody, authorities said. A 15-year-old boy hit in the head was transported to a trauma center in critical...
BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington and threatens future budget negotiations. Pelosi appeared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday at an event organized by opponents of the new...
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday there was nothing "untoward" about his meeting with top Russian spy chiefs, saying that even though Moscow remains an adversary, ignoring chances to cooperate on security issues would endanger American lives. Pompeo sent a...