Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change
Asia

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday May 18th, praised the country’s next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous ones and urged them to “do something about” climate change. During his final public event here, Obama … Continue reading

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In Mexico missing students case, suspects allege torture
Campus Life / Latin America & the Caribbean

In Mexico missing students case, suspects allege torture

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Within weeks of the September 2014 disappearance of 43 college students, Mexican authorities had rounded up scores of suspects and announced they had solved the case. At a hastily called news conference, prosecutors showed video of drug gang members confessing to taking the students from police, then slaughtering them and incinerating the … Continue reading

Police: Suspect called herself ‘sociopath in training’
Campus Life / Virginia

Police: Suspect called herself ‘sociopath in training’

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student charged in the kidnap-slaying of a 13-year-old girl called her co-defendant a “sociopath” and referred to herself as a “sociopath in training” a police detective testified Friday. Also, prosecutors in the case against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers introduced text messages taken from Eisenhauer’s cellphone speculating … Continue reading

China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen
Asia / Technology

China’s high-tech future emerges in factory town Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Forget Beijing and Shanghai. China’s economic future is emerging in Shenzhen. Formerly a collection of fishing enclaves next door to Hong Kong that became the epicenter of China’s manufacturing-driven miracle, Shenzhen is reinventing itself again by staking its future growth on finance, technology and culture. The metropolis teeming with millions of … Continue reading

Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition
Campus Life / National

Man shot outside White House remains in critical condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man shot by a U.S. Secret Service officer outside the White House remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said. George Washington University Hospital spokeswoman Susan Griffiths would provide only his condition Saturday, May 21st, one day after the shooting. She referred other questions to the Secret … Continue reading

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends
Campus Life / Education / National

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George’s School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December 2015, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past. St. George’s is … Continue reading

How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump
Education / Politics

How to make summer school great again? Give a class on Trump

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Professor Robert Smith covers a lot of ground teaching American government, yet recent class discussions ranging from the electoral college to minority rights have kept returning to the same subject: Donald Trump. So this summer, Smith plans to cede the spotlight to the billionaire who’s shaken up presidential politics. He’s created … Continue reading

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools
Campus Life / Education / National

Transgender bathroom choice nothing new for Seattle schools

SEATTLE (AP) — In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift. While the debate has reached a fever pitch in other parts of the country, the city’s public schools have accommodated transgender students in the bathrooms and locker rooms … Continue reading

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills
Campus Life / Celebrities / Education / National / Politics

Rebuking Trump, Obama tells graduates walls won’t solve ills

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday May 15, urged college graduates to shun those who want to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump. Obama used his commencement speech at Rutgers … Continue reading