Higher education

FILE - This 2016 selfie provided by her family shows Yingying Zhang in a cap and gown for her graduate degree in environmental engineering from Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School in China. Brendt Christensen's will serve a sentence of life in prison because a federal jury said Thursday, July 18, 2019, it could not unanimously agree he should receive the death penalty in the 2017 abduction, rape and killing of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang. (Zhang Family Photo via AP, File)
July 18, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student will serve life in prison without parole for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China whom he abducted near campus in 2017, after a federal jury said Thursday that it failed to agree on sentencing him to death. The...
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In this June 20, 2019, photo a student walks past a mural in the library at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. College students working a summer job likely shouldn’t sweat how it will affect their financial aid: Dependent students can earn up to $6,660 before it increases their expected family contribution, or EFC. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
Roughly one-third of teenagers have summer jobs, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of these jobs may make you very familiar with the letters "SPF." But every working student should know a different abbreviation to avoid getting burned: EFC. While you may be working to help pay for college...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 17, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo John Elway, general manager of the Denver Broncos, speaks during a news conference at the NFL team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, July 18, 2019 and they’ll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
July 17, 2019 - 3:02 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2019 - 12:30 pm
As President Donald Trump works to strengthen ties with Qatar (KUH'-tur), his Education Department is increasing its scrutiny of the country's funding. Trump held a public meeting in Washington with the emir of Qatar this week and praised the Persian Gulf state for its investments in the United...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. "How am I supposed to carry on living?" said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer comments on his lawsuit against Montana's higher education commissioner in Bozeman, Mont. Krakauer's five-year quest to find out how and why Montana's top higher education official intervened to prevent a star college quarterback's expulsion over a rape accusation stalled Wednesday, July 3, 2019, when the state Supreme Court denied him access to those records. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
July 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels "a moral obligation" to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2019, file photo, rescue personnel respond to an explosion that damaged Argenta and Nye Halls on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus in Reno, Nev. Nev. Nevada's state fire marshal says on Tuesday, July 9, that a small explosion in a basement boiler at the university dormitory caused a natural gas leak that triggered a much larger blast last week, severely damaging two dorms and injuring eight people. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's state fire marshal says a small explosion in a basement boiler at a University of Nevada, Reno dormitory caused a natural gas leak that triggered a much larger blast last week, severely damaging two dorms and injuring eight people. Fire Marshal Bart Chambers said Tuesday...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 09, 2019 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a "summit" on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google. It's a sharp contrast to earlier days in Trump's tenure when tech...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo a man pulls a grocery cart as he walks in the rain past the stock ticker scroll board, showing a strong daily gain in the Dow Jones, outside Fidelity Investments in the Financial District of Boston. According to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 09, 2019 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs. Roughly two-thirds, 67%, describe their financial situation as generally good, up slightly from 62...
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