- New Hampshire town celebrates notable '65 UFO sighting Updated: Sep-04-15 11:35 am
EXETER, New Hampshire - They say a lightning strike started a fire in the Exeter, New Hampshire, town hall that caused the cancellation of a UFO festival the first year it was hosted by the local Kiwanis Club.
- University of Minnesota launches new sexual consent policy Updated: Sep-04-15 10:56 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Students returning to the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus for the start of classes next week will be educated on a new "affirmative sexual consent" policy.
- North Dakota frat probed in alleged assault, anti-gay taunts Updated: Sep-03-15 9:28 pm
A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating.
- Appeals court rules fraternity can be sued by rape victim Updated: Sep-03-15 6:04 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that an Oregon State University fraternity can be held liable for failing to shield a rape victim from harm.
- Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges Updated: Sep-03-15 4:49 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs.
- Suspension of Middle Tennessee fraternity over sign lifted Updated: Sep-02-15 1:37 pm
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Officials have lifted the suspension of a fraternity chapter at Middle Tennessee State University that placed a sexually suggestive sign placed outside an off-campus house.
- Franchises want more time to pay Seattle $15 minimum wage Updated: Sep-01-15 4:27 pm
SEATTLE - A lawyer for the International Franchise Association told a federal appeals panel on Tuesday that Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law unfairly discriminates against franchises, but a city attorney said the ordinance is fair and was designed to get more money into the pockets of workers as quickly as possible.
- New club at Omaha college offers support for mental illness Updated: Sep-01-15 4:23 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Members of a new student organization at an Omaha college are encouraging other students to join in their fight to destigmatize mental illness and help those suffering with the disorders.
- Most USC fraternity recruiting suspended Updated: Sep-01-15 7:46 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Most social fraternities at the University of South Carolina have been suspended from recruiting activities.
- US Sen. Graham speaking to Spartanburg-area Rotary Club Updated: Aug-31-15 4:23 am
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is visiting Spartanburg to discuss radical Islam.
- Ohio University student sues sorority for 2014 injury Updated: Aug-31-15 3:22 am
ATHENS, Ohio - An Ohio University student is suing a sorority at the Athens school for an injury she suffered at the chapter house in 2014.
- Nebraska patrol still developing community outreach policy Updated: Aug-30-15 5:37 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The new head of the Nebraska State Patrol is defending his proposed outreach program that would encourage on-duty troopers to attend county fairs, public celebrations, sporting events and church services.
- $50,000 reward offered to find LA Halloween rapist Updated: Aug-28-15 7:19 pm
LOS ANGELES - A $50,000 reward is being offered to find a rapist who attacked a Los Angeles college student at a fraternity house during a Halloween party.
- Iowa college students work to end catcalling on campus Updated: Aug-28-15 4:37 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Student government leaders at the University of Iowa have launched a campaign to reduce catcalling, saying that the shouts are a form of sexual harassment.
- Police and Marshall investigate mass fraternity party Updated: Aug-28-15 9:25 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Police and Marshall University are investigating a mass fraternity party involving several hundred students.
- Group keeps policy on transgender high school athletes Updated: Aug-27-15 8:23 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's high school activities association on Thursday largely maintained its policy allowing transgender student athletes to request to play on the team of their choice, increasing the likelihood Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.
- Plaintiff in Penn State hazing suit, lawyers tour frat house Updated: Aug-27-15 12:36 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - A former Penn State student who is suing over alleged hazing toured his former fraternity house with his parents and lawyers for the involved parties.
- University leaders forced out land in high-paid faculty jobs Updated: Aug-26-15 2:40 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The resignation of the top administrator at the University of Illinois' flagship campus is following a familiar script: Step down under pressure, take a year off with pay, then return as one of the highest-paid members of the faculty.
- Uproar over suggestive banners hung near a Virginia campus Updated: Aug-24-15 5:47 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A fraternity has suspended activities at a university chapter in Virginia after an uproar over sexually suggestive banners hung from a private home where several of that fraternity's members live.
- Group turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine Updated: Aug-24-15 5:35 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The president of a hedge fund contributed $1.25 million to the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to defeat Maine's gay marriage law in 2009, providing more than half of national anti-gay marriage group's donations during the campaign, according to a campaign disclosure report.
- Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor Updated: Aug-23-15 1:54 pm
CHICAGO - On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.
- Official peeved over ethics vote takes it out on charities Updated: Aug-21-15 2:32 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - A Frederick County councilman known for peevish behavior is protesting the tightening of local ethics rules by halting his company's charitable donations to community organizations.
- Panel finds fraternity cited for rape chant broke no rules Updated: Aug-20-15 6:14 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - A University of Central Florida discipline panel says a fraternity that was suspended over a member's videotaped offensive remarks about rape did not violate university policy.
- Police: No hazing charges against Dartmouth frat Updated: Aug-19-15 8:02 am
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Authorities in New Hampshire say they've found insufficient evidence to charge a Dartmouth College fraternity accused of branding new members.
- Diesel for harvest might be adequate with drilling slowdown Updated: Aug-18-15 5:41 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The slowdown in North Dakota's oil patch should help keep fuel supplies adequate for the state's fall crop harvest due to the dramatic drop in the number diesel-thirsty drill rigs, officials say.