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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

US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed in brawl
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related brawl.... 10/9/2015 12:01 AM

The Latest: Airman who helped stop train attack called tough
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on the stabbing of a U.S. airman who helped stop a gunman on a French passenger train (all times local):... 10/9/2015 12:13 AM

Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption
CHICAGO (AP) -- The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.... 10/8/2015 11:13 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 10:30 PM

A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale
CHICAGO (AP) -- A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of "strategic monetization alternatives." The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of t... 10/8/2015 11:33 PM

Lawsuit in Iowa challenges so-called 'roadside zoos'
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Pamela and Tom Sellner describe the small zoo they opened in northeastern Iowa nearly 15 years ago as a labor of love that evolved from their respect for animals.... 10/8/2015 10:45 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 9:38 PM

Video: California officers ignored dying man's distress
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police officers in the California desert city of El Centro repeatedly ignored signs of medical distress in a man they suspected of being a drug dealer, even telling a 911 dispatcher to ignore calls from his family for help, according to a video released Thursday on a judge's order.... 10/8/2015 11:18 PM

Indiana U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.... 10/8/2015 10:36 PM

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