Education

January 21, 2018 - 3:50 pm
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy. The New York Times reported Captains Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26,...
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Young ballet dancers warm up for the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals at Dominican University Performing Arts Center in River Forest, Ill., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The organization awards more than $250,000 a year in scholarships to send young dancers to leading schools and dance companies to continue their training. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 21, 2018 - 3:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals. Chicago is one of more than 20 North American cities selecting finalists to compete in the finals in April at Lincoln Center in New York City...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:05 pm
GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio liberal arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus. The Columbus Dispatch reports vultures have caused at least $50,000 damage at Denison University in the last year by picking at roof membranes and at...
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January 21, 2018 - 10:14 am
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles. The grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to UMass's Center for Data...
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January 20, 2018 - 10:33 pm
BOYS' BASKETBALL Anderson Christian 86, Newberry Academy 28 Andrew Jackson Academy 68, Patrick Henry Academy 50 Greenville 59, D.W. Daniel 44 John Paul II 53, Colleton Prep 26 Lancaster 67, South Pointe 55 Marion 72, Latta 57 Marlboro County 53, St. James 39 Mauldin 45, Hillcrest 43 St. John's...
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January 20, 2018 - 9:21 pm
BOYS' BASKETBALL Anderson Christian 86, Newberry Academy 28 Andrew Jackson Academy 68, Patrick Henry Academy 50 Greenville 59, D.W. Daniel 44 John Paul II 53, Colleton Prep 26 Lancaster 67, South Pointe 55 Marlboro County 53, St. James 39 Mauldin 45, Hillcrest 43 St. John's Christian Academy 71,...
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Washington State quarterback Luke Falk cries during a candlelight memorial service for fellow quarterback Tyler Hilinski, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Pullman, Wash. Hilinski, a sophomore, committed suicide earlier in the week. (Kai Eiselein/Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Washington State coach Mike Leach said Saturday there were no outward signs that would have alarmed coaches or teammates before Tyler Hilinski took his own life. A day after an emotional vigil on the Washington State campus that included Hilinski's family and teammates, Leach spoke on a conference...
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Clune Arena was empty two hours before the game as the Air Force Academy had canceled all athletic events due to a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home and away events have been postponed. The academy's online sports calendar lists seven competitions that had been set for Saturday: men's and women's basketball games at Fresno State, men's and women's swimming at UNLV, men's hockey against Sacred Heart at the academy and men's gymnastics against Oklahoma at the academy. (Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:58 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown prompted the Air Force Academy on Saturday to call off sports events and upended plans for military outside the U.S. wanting to follow the NFL's conference playoff games on TV and radio. Games involving the Army and Navy men's...
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January 20, 2018 - 6:44 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Apple CEO and Duke University business school graduate Tim Cook is the choice to deliver the school's commencement address this spring. Duke president Vincent E. Price announced the news on Saturday. The commencement is scheduled for May 13. A news release from the school said...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard holds his head in his hands as they are down double digits while playing Iowa State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday Jan. 20, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Scott Morgan)
January 20, 2018 - 4:56 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — After a lofty start this season, No. 8 Texas Tech was humbled this week. The Big 12 has a way of doing that — even ones as experienced and talented as the Red Raiders. Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points and Iowa State cruised past Texas Tech 70-52 on Saturday, its first win...
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