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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk. But bobcats are less...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case (all times local): 8 a.m. Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. Cosby emerged from an SUV at the Allegheny County...
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule. The Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden backed off the provision in its...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that virtually all...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century. The felony prevented him from landing jobs, gave his wife doubts about tying the knot and cast a shadow over his typically sunny outlook on life. So when an opportunity arose...
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a visiting black student by a white University of Maryland student as a possible hate crime, authorities say. Sean Christopher Urbanski has been charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as first-degree...
When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans pushed the state closer to a law that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. The Senate gave final...
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at...