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Racial bias reports threaten Tulane med school accreditation

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Associated Press — Allegations of racial discrimination in the Tulane University School of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education program have prompted an accrediting organization to...

Philanthropies eagerly back ex-UNC professor Hannah-Jones

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NEW YORK — Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other...

In Illinois, Biden to push money for families and child care

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is turning his focus to pitching his proposed investments in families and education, using a visit to a community...

France: 11 convicted of cyberbullying teen who slammed Islam

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PARIS — A French court on Wednesday convicted 11 of 13 people charged with harassing and threatening a teenager who harshly criticized Islam in...

Are state interest-rate caps an automatic win for borrowers?

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Small-dollar, short-term lenders, unburdened by a federal maximum interest rate, can charge borrowers rates of 400% or more for their loans. ...

Ex-Liberty exec files lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — A former NFL player hired last year to help lead diversity initiatives at Liberty University is suing the school, alleging racial...

Parents of kidnapped students in Nigeria plea for help

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KANO, Nigeria — Praying, crying and waiting for news about their children, the parents of more than 120 Nigerian students abducted by armed bandits...

Moth Meuser: Step outside yourself and into the library

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Do you ever have a question about someone but you don’t know them well enough to ask? Have you ever started to explain a sensitive...

Ex-college football player gets 25 years for Texas slaying

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A former football player at McMurry University in West Texas has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his...

Black students, faculty: UNC needs self-examination on race

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — When the University of North Carolina first declined to vote on granting tenure to journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, kicking off a...