By JUSTIN POPEAP Education Writer
In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others - "the oldest strands of our
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.
The atheist's anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLIINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Little Shell tribe appeared poised to fade from history in recent years after it was denied federal government recognition, lost its financial support from the state and saw its elected leadership splinter.
But the past year
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - In a story Nov. 18 about Rhodes scholars, The Associated Press erroneously described the location of the KwaZulu-Natal region. It is in eastern South Africa, not western South Africa.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Rhodes Scholars announced for 2013
32 students from
By ERIKA KINETZAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30 p.m. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. "I heard the shouting," he recalled. "They shot whoever they saw."
It was July 7, 1962, the day
By KRISTA LARSONAssociated Press
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) - Sierra Leoneans chose Saturday between keeping an incumbent president who has expanded health care and paved roads or electing an opposition candidate to lead this war-scarred nation still recovering a decade later despite its
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
An anonymous email sent in May set off an elaborate chain of events that led to the downfall of former CIA Director David Petraeus, ensnared the top Afghan war chief and saw the Pentagon order a review of ethics training for senior officers. Lawmakers are
By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Representatives of at least three universities in Michigan said Friday they're taking a wait-and-see approach on how to proceed after a federal appeals court threw out the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American imprisoned in Cuba for nearly three years is suing his former Maryland employer and the United States government for $60 million, saying they didn't adequately train him or disclose risks he was undertaking by doing development
By TODD PITMANAssociated Press
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - In the west, terrified villagers flee burning homes after an explosion of ethnic and religious violence. In the north, refugees from a civil war cower in chilly camps, desperately short on life's basic necessities. And in dank jails,