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Lawsuit describes harassment, retaliation at nursing school

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman who says she was kicked out of a North Carolina nursing school a month before graduation in retaliation for accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment has sued in a case supported by the Time's Up movement legal fund....

 

Parents weren't told of student's racist video, threats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Catholic school in South Carolina waited more than two weeks to tell parents a student was expelled and arrested after making racist videos and threatening to shoot black people. The videos of the white, 16-year-old male...

 

Putting together the puzzle: School teams assess threats

There were so many questions after 17-year-old Ely Serna brought a shotgun to his Ohio school and opened fire in 2017, wounding two. Along with the whys, West Liberty-Salem High School assistant principal Andy McGill recalled thinking, "Is there...

 

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Google document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor. The...

 

Poor People's Campaign to hold bus tours of poverty areas

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Poor People's Campaign will hold bus tours of poverty-stricken areas in more than 20 states to call attention to "what the national emergencies really are" in the wake of President Donald Trump's emergency declaration over...

 

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded...

 

'Nightmare that won't end': Storm evacuees can't return yet

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with...

 

Police: Genealogy helps ID rape suspect in decade-old cases

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigators compared online family tree data with crime-scene DNA evidence to identify and track down a suspect in a series of North Carolina rapes from a decade ago, police said Wednesday. One of the lead detectives called...

 

Before Lost Colony, he started 1st science lab in New World

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In North Carolina's colonial history, the best known tales concern the legendary Lost Colony of English settlers who had vanished mysteriously by 1590. Less widely known, but perhaps more significant, is a story from a few...

 

Officials: NC university mishandled sexual assault claims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina's flagship school violated Title IX anti-discrimination law because of the way it handled sexual-assault and harassment complaints, a federal civil rights office has found. The decision by the...

 

Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina's fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a preservation group took out its first-ever loan to buy a coastal tract where some colonists may have resettled hundreds of...

 

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia. The Military Aviation M...

 

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