Social affairs

August 30, 2018 - 5:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas football coach Tom Herman said he's willing to talk to the NCAA about a visit to a Florida strip club with Zach Smith when both were Ohio State assistants. Ohio State this week identified Herman as the assistant with Smith at the club, a visit that was revealed in an Ohio...
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FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. Ohio State University trustees are set to receive an update on the investigation into Strauss, a former team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students. University Provost Bruce McPheron is scheduled to provide an update on the nearly 5-month-old investigation to the trustees' Audit and Compliance Committee meeting Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, on campus. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At least 145 people have provided firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by a former Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping scores of male athletes and other students during his two decades there. They're among more than 335 people interviewed by the law firm...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Ohio State University trustee Jeffrey Wadsworth attends a meeting of Ohio State University trustees to discuss the future of NCAA college football coach Urban Meyer in Columbus, Ohio. Wadsworth, who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it, said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty when trustees discussed the matter. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State University trustee who thought football coach Urban Meyer deserved more than a three-game suspension and resigned from the board over it said Thursday that he was alone in advocating a stiffer penalty when trustees discussed the matter. Former board chairman...
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Cindy McCain walks with her son Jack as the honor guard carries the casket after a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 30, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former vice president, an NFL star and other friends remembered Sen. John McCain as a "true American hero" — and a terrible driver with a wicked sense of humor and love of a good battle — at a crowded church service Thursday for the maverick politician that ended to the tune of...
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August 30, 2018 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology users got a surprise Thursday morning when their social and lifestyle apps seemingly labeled the United States' most populous city with an anti-Semitic header. A number of people posted screenshots on Twitter showing "New York City" had been relabeled "Jewtropolis" on the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The Justice Department has sided with Asian-American students suing Harvard University over the Ivy League school's consideration of race in its admissions policy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its latest push to end the use of race in college admissions, the Trump administration on Thursday accused Harvard University of "engaging in outright racial balancing" and sided with Asian-American students who allege the Ivy League school discriminated against them. Harvard...
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Cindy McCain walks with her son Jack as the honor guard carries the casket after a memorial service for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
August 30, 2018 - 12:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on services for Sen. John McCain (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Sen. John McCain's family has gathered on a tarmac as military members took his flag-draped casket from a hearse to a plane that will take him from Arizona to Washington, D.C. An Air Force plane that says "...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:23 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Central Bank on Thursday increased its benchmark interest rate to 60 percent — the world's highest — in an effort to halt a sharp slide in the value of the peso, which plunged to a record low. The peso fell more than 15 percent against the dollar on...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. A broadcast outlet reports a North Carolina police chief told his officers to stand aside as protesters tore down the Confederate monument. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 30, 2018 - 9:57 am
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A protester accused of helping yank down a Confederate statue at North Carolina's flagship university said Thursday that the community brought it down with "a righteous show of people power" after university leaders declined their pleas to lawfully remove it. Raul Jimenez...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu are the subject of a preliminary investigation. The French film star denies the allegations. The official said a woman filed a complaint on Monday near the southern city of Aix-en-...
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