Penn State faces $2.4m fine for handling of Jerry Sandusky case and other crimes

US Department of Education hopes to extract record fine against university for long-term history of sustained noncompliance, including in 2011 scandal The Department of Education is poised to exact a record $2.4m fine to Penn State University for its mishandling of sexual assault incidents that include the infamous child sex abuse crimes committed by Jerry […]

Feds investigating Sandusky fine Penn State a record $2.4M

Jerry Sandusky in 2015.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Federal officials looking into how Penn State handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky hit the school on Thursday with a record $2.4 million fine, saying it violated requirements about reporting campus crimes and warning people if their safety was threatened. The fine was the result of a […]

The path to victory is right here in this map

(CNN)With Election Day on the horizon, the candidates and their top surrogates are logging thousands of sky miles as they barnstorm across the country, making closing arguments and cajoling supporters to hit the polls. On Tuesday alone, Hillary Clinton’s campaign hosted more than 10 events around the country with big-name headliners hitting Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, […]

Obama to black voters: Trump would undo my legacy

(CNN)In a strong appeal to black voters on Wednesday, President Barack Obama warned that if Donald Trump wins the election next week, the Republican presidential nominee would undo his administration’s legacy. “If we let this thing slip and I’ve got a situation where my last two months in office are preparing for a transition to […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus backs Clinton for climate stance

Washington (CNN)A fictional president of the United States is urging climate-conscious voters to make Hillary Clinton president. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays President Selina Meyer on the HBO show “Veep,” cut a short video for progressive group NextGen Climate urging voters to support “Hillary Clinton and climate champions.”

Veterans in the Ivy League: Students seek to up their ranks

In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 photo U.S. Army reservist and Brown University student Evan Stern, of Oradell, N.J., left, speaks with Brown University student and ROTC cadet William Summers, of Wailuku, Hawaii, right, during a luncheon at a pizza restaurant near the school’s campus, in Providence, R.I.  (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  It’s not easy […]

Indian university withdraws from plan to buy 2 US campuses

In this Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 photo shrubs rest near The New England Institute of Art, in Brookline.  (AP Photo/Collin Binkley) BOSTON –  After facing scrutiny from state officials in Massachusetts, a chain of colleges based in India has canceled its plans to buy two U.S. for-profit colleges. The Amity University chain filed paperwork in […]