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Missouri fraternity suspended during racism probe

Sep/28/2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs. University officials and the Delta Upsilon national organization suspended the chapter of the ...





Eye specialist accuses his ex-colleague, University of Miami of Medicare fraud

Sep/28/2016

MIAMI -- A four-year-old lawsuit between a pair of star doctors who had a falling out at the nation's No. 1 ranked eye institute, Miami-based Bascom Palmer, was finally unsealed on Wednesday -- revealing allegations of "false claims" for ...





Some worry Shimon Peres' death will end hopes for a two-state solution in Mideast

Sep/28/2016

TEL AVIV, Israel -- As the world mourns former Israeli President Shimon Peres, the eulogies will be clouded by concern that the Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation he had envisioned remains as remote as ever. "At a time when he is leaving us, the ...





Trump keeps on criticizing Venezuelan beauty queen he once called 'Miss Piggy'

Sep/28/2016

WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Donald Trump resumed his attack on a beauty pageant winner he had criticized for gaining weight, saying she had "a lot of difficulties" as Miss Universe and that now "a lot of things are coming out about her." Alicia Machado, ...





Iranian court upholds activist's 16-year sentence

Sep/28/2016

TEHRAN -- An Iranian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 16-year prison sentence for a prominent Iranian human rights advocate. Narges Mohammadi had been sentenced in May on charges of violating national security and acting against the Islamic ...





Tropical Storm Matthew likely a hurricane by Friday

Sep/28/2016

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Matthew will likely become a hurricane by Friday as it pushes across the Caribbean Sea, posing a serious threat to vulnerable islands in a region prone to deadly flooding and mudslides. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, National ...





Nation and world news briefs

Sep/28/2016

Philando Castile case turned over to Minn. county for charging consideration MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has turned over its investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Philando Castile to the Ramsey ...





Eye-tracking technology shows that preschool teachers have implicit bias against black boys

Sep/28/2016

For African-American boys, the presumption of guilt starts before they have entered a kindergarten classroom, new research shows. In a study presented Wednesday to a meeting of education policy officials, researchers found that pre-K educators ...





Why the fight for Aleppo is a turning point in the Syrian war

Sep/28/2016

Families huddle terrified in basements, stalked by staggeringly powerful explosions shaking the streets above. Wounded children writhe untreated on dirty clinic floors. Hospitals and rescue centers -- a ravaged city's last ragged line of defense -...





Eyeing narrow margins, Clinton campaign tries to keep voters from going over to third parties

Sep/28/2016

DURHAM, N.H. -- With polls showing a tightening presidential race, Hillary Clinton's campaign is playing defense against third-party candidates to keep them from widening Donald Trump's path to victory. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and the ...