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Sexual assaults in study-abroad programs draw new attention
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.... 10/8/2015 7:34 PM

Tragedies befall American heroes since French train attack
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a bar - the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes.... 10/8/2015 8:03 PM

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.... 10/8/2015 6:55 PM

Wrong drug's use in execution prompts concerns from governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after a newspaper revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January. Authorities didn't acknowledge the mistake until The Oklahoman obtained the autopsy report.... 10/8/2015 6:27 PM

Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75.... 10/8/2015 8:18 PM

After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.... 10/8/2015 7:28 PM

Getting clean: Heroin addict goes through pioneering program
BOSTON (AP) -- Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer.... 10/8/2015 12:55 PM

Snyder supports switching Flint water system back to Detroit
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday called for Flint to switch back to Detroit's water system to address a public health emergency and grapple with broader concerns about the effects of the aging pipes distributing the city's water supply.... 10/8/2015 6:36 PM

License suspended for nurse accused of reusing syringes
WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) -- A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 4:35 PM

Oregon gunman killed himself after police shot him
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The gunman in last week's rampage at an Oregon community college was wounded in a shootout with police officers before he killed himself in the classroom where his victims lay dead and wounded, authorities said.... 10/8/2015 6:31 AM

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