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Faculty members of Mount St. Mary's University voted overwhelmingly Friday to ask the embattled president of the rural Maryland school to resign by Monday morning.They sent Simon Newman a letter announcing the 87-3 vote despite his announcement ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer called Friday for third-party air quality testing to confirm that a massive natural gas leak near Los Angeles has been permanently sealed and it's safe for residents to return home.Boxer met with reside ...more

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Northern Californian Nic Lamb won the prestigious big-wave surfing contest known as the Titans of Mavericks Friday.Lamb, 27, outlasted 23 competitors and a big wipeout to capture the 10th championship with a $120,000 ...more

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Where did El Nino go?Winter has suddenly switched off the rain and flipped on heat up to 95 degrees in California, raising jitters that the strong El Nino might not be the drought-buster the crispy state had hoped."F ...more

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.Police announced that a s ...more

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing.Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, died five days ...more

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PULASKI, Va. (AP) — The mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank has been convicted of neglect and abuse.The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1PIitIO) that 31-year-old Ashley White was found guilty Friday on three felony counts i ...more

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in a Phoenix suburb (all times local):5 p.m.Police now say the deaths of two 15-year-old female students at a high school in a Phoenix suburb is a murder-suicide.Glen ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom.The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University students on Friday about the value of a liberal ...more

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University regents have announced new measures to improve the school's response to sexual assault incidents, including hiring more counselors and providing additional training for faculty and staff.The private Southern ...more