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  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge.
  • Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

    Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations
    Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law. The U.S. Department of Education granted Maryland a one-year extension that will allow it to put off using annual test scores,...

    Tuition going up at University of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh students this fall will see a 3.9 percent tuition increase on the main campus and a 2 percent price hike on the school's four regional campuses. The new rates were established Friday by school trustees as the university's...

    Students and economy benefit from college loan repayment flexibility

    Andy McCracken's family faced a sobering choice. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the money his parents had spent years saving to send him to college would go to save her life. Fortunately, Andy's mother is in remission today, and Andy...

    UConn Settles Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit For $1.28 Million

    UConn Settles Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit For $1.28 Million
    The University of Connecticut will pay $1.28 million in a settlement with five former or current students who filed a federal lawsuit in November, charging that the university mishandled their cases when they were raped or sexually assaulted. A statement...