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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
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.... 10/8/2015 9:48 PM

The Latest: Video shows knife fight that injured US airman
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):... 10/8/2015 8:58 PM

Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption
CHICAGO (AP) -- The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will plead guilty in an indictment that alleges she was involved in a scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for bribes and kickbacks, her attorney said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 8:25 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

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 10:05 PM

Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January - one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively.... 10/8/2015 9:34 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

Gun found during arrest of 3 in tantra teacher's death
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the gun believed to be the one used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher when they arrested three young people in Oregon traveling in the victim's car, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday.... 10/8/2015 10:02 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

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