Education

November 22, 2018 - 4:43 am
BEIJING (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, a local government spokesman said. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province...
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November 22, 2018 - 3:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of children outside a primary school in northeastern China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring 18, a local government spokesman said. The driver was taken into custody after the crash around noon in the coastal city of Huludao in Liaoning province...
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November 21, 2018 - 4:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After an upstate New York college athlete said she was cut off by her parents for being gay, $100,000 in online donations poured in to help with her living and school expenses. But for a time last week, it appeared 19-year-old Emily Scheck would have to choose between the much...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, take his seat at a ceremony for the swearing ceremony of the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington. Billington, who led the world’s largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. The library released a statement about Billington on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018, but did not say when he had died or provide the cause of death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 21, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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November 21, 2018 - 4:11 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, former Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, take his seat at a ceremony for the swearing ceremony of the new Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington. Billington, who led the world’s largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. The library released a statement about Billington on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018, but did not say when he had died or provide the cause of death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 21, 2018 - 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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November 21, 2018 - 3:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Librarian of Congress James Billington, who led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, has died. He was 89. Carla Hayden, the current librarian of Congress, praised Billington's "vigor for philanthropy and tireless efforts...
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November 21, 2018 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nearly silent, drone-sized aircraft has shown it can fly, thanks to a scientist who was inspired by watching "Star Trek" as a child. With neither propellers nor jets, the airplane gets its thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air. That general idea has been...
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This undated family handout photo shows Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada. The family of a British academic jailed in the United Arab Emirates on spying allegations says he's been sentenced to life in prison. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in Middle Eastern Studies at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai Airport on May 5, 2018. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt expressed shock at the verdict Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018 and has travelled to the UAE to make representations on his behalf. (Daniela Tejada via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — A British academic was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates on charges that he was spying for the U.K. — a verdict that Britain described as shocking as it urged its Mideast ally to reconsider the decision. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in...
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November 21, 2018 - 7:53 am
LONDON (AP) — A British academic was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates on charges he was spying for the U.K. — a verdict that Britain described as shocking as it urged the Middle East country to reconsider its decision. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old PhD student in...
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