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College costs

Fixed rates are latest in college tuition plans

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Freshmen at Northland College, a small Wisconsin liberal arts school known for its environmental focus, will pay no more than $30,450 in tuition next year. They’ll pay the same the following year. […]

12/24/2013

The entrance to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

CDC report card: Good, bad marks on target battles

  ATLANTA (AP) — About three years ago, the nation’s top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it’s issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement. The seven […]

11/21/2013

Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels. Similarly, all-time high numbers of […]

11/11/2013

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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s argument that it was a […]

09/03/2013

Feb. 22, 2013 photo shows two heavily damaged homes on the beach in Mantoloking, N.J., from Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Sandy’s ‘freaky’ path may be less likely in future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that last year shoved Superstorm Sandy due west into New Jersey, a new study says. But don’t celebrate […]

09/02/2013

A computer user sits near displays with a message from the Chinese police on the proper use of the internet at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China silencing famous Chinese bloggers

BEIJING (AP) — Bestselling Chinese author Murong Xuecun had nearly 4 million followers on his Twitter-like microblog. One day in May his account disappeared. So did his profiles on several other social media sites. No […]

08/19/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Obesity epidemic has a high death toll

Uh-oh! The nation’s obesity epidemic may be worse than we thought — four times worse. According to a new study from Columbia University, the death toll from this epidemic may be nearly four times higher […]

08/16/2013

University of Iowa students before an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

University of Iowa claims top party school title

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — College students consider the University of Iowa the nation’s best party school, even though Iowa City has tried to make its famous bar scene less hospitable to underage drinkers. The […]

08/05/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Study: Distant quakes can affect oil, gas fields

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests earthquake faults near oil and gas fields in the central United States can break after a large quake that strikes halfway around the globe. Scientists have long known […]

07/11/2013

Affordable care act

Coverage may be unaffordable for low-wage workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama’s health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and […]

06/13/2013

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