Social groups and organizations

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Louise Anna Turpin, far left, with attorney Jeff Moore, second from left, and her husband David Allen Turpin, listen to attorney, David Macher, as they appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif. The community college student with a page-boy haircut was quiet and never drew attention to himself and scored A's semester after semester. Despite ample opportunity, he apparently never divulged the sickening truth that the home he returned to after classes was a veritable torture chamber. Authorities say the man, now about 26, was the eldest boy among 13 siblings who were held captive in their Southern California home by their parents, David and Louise Turpin. (Frederic J. Brown/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 29, 2018 - 3:15 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The oldest son of 13 siblings who authorities say were held captive by their parents had attended a California college for years but apparently never told anyone about his life at home. Louise Turpin regularly drove her oldest son to classes at a campus of Mt. San Jacinto...
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January 15, 2018 - 10:12 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a gay student. The case pits a university policy barring discrimination based on sexual orientation against the religious beliefs of a 10-member...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, shows a T-shirt from the Iowa State University chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Legislation showing the organization's logo on the front with an ISU mascot Cy the Cardinal being worn in Ames, Iowa. The university's crackdown on the pro-marijuana student group's t-shirts is expected to cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages and legal fees. Subject to the approval by a state board Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, the state has agreed to pay $150,000 in damages to Erin Furleigh and Paul Gerlich, two leaders of the university chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. (Bill Neibergall/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
January 09, 2018 - 3:34 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University's unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group's T-shirts will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs, according to a partial settlement approved Tuesday. The State Appeal Board voted to pay $150,000 in damages to...
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FILE – In this May 15, 2017, file photo, Raymond Lam, center, leaves the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa. Lam is one of four men from the New York City borough of Queens who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2013 death of Chun "Michael" Deng, a fraternity pledge from the Baruch College campus of the City University of New York, at a rented house in the Pocono Mountains. The four are set to be sentenced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, along with the Pi Delta Psi fraternity itself, which was convicted after a trial. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
January 08, 2018 - 9:47 am
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A national fraternity has been banned from Pennsylvania for 10 years and ordered to pay a fine of more than $110,000 for its role in the death of a 19-year-old pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual. Pi Delta Psi was sentenced Monday in Stroudsburg. The Asian-American cultural...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Centre County, Pa., District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, announces findings an investigation into the death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, as his parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, second and third from left, stand nearby during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. Parks is scheduled to release grand jury recommendations Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, on the fraternity culture at Penn State. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
December 15, 2017 - 9:41 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur. The report was released by a district...
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December 13, 2017 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for federal judge has been withdrawn, the first failed judicial pick for the Republican president. White House officials said Wednesday the nomination of Brett Talley, who has never argued a case in court and was rated "unanimously...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2006 file photo, Kirk Humphreys, the former mayor of Oklahoma City, speaks at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Humphreys, a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents, is being criticized Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who have resigned recently after allegations of sexual misconduct. Humphreys made the comments over the weekend on a television public affairs show. The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for his removal from the board if he does not apologize. (AP Photo/File)
December 11, 2017 - 8:49 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Kirk Humphreys made the comments during a local TV...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Amazon financial analyst has been sentenced to six months in prison and a $2,500 fine after admitting he tipped off a college friend to details about the company's upcoming first-quarter earnings report in spring 2015. Brett D. Kennedy was sentenced Friday after pleading...
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FILE- In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, District Judge Allen Sinclair arrives for the seventh day of preliminary hearings at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa. Sinclair threw out involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges against eight defendants in death of Tim Piazza in September. A hearing on Thursday, Dec. 7, will determine whether a new district judge will preside over what will be a second preliminary hearing, as prosecutors pursue reinstated criminal charges in the death of Piazza. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 3:51 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A prosecutor on Thursday sharply criticized a judge over her handling of the case against former Penn State fraternity members charged in a pledge's drinking death. "While this case may be unusual and novel in complexity and number of defendants, the court has an obligation...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2009, file photo, Harvard University President Drew Faust, the university's first female president, poses for a photograph on the university's campus in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University is upholding a 2016 policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Faust said the overall impact of gender-exclusive groups has been negative. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University is upholding a policy that pressures secretive all-male social clubs to accept students of any gender, its top leadership announced on Tuesday. In a private meeting on Monday, the university's governing board voted to approve a May 2016 rule saying students who join...
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