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Penn State accreditation in jeopardy over sex abuse scandal

The organization that grants academic accreditation to Penn State has warned the school that it is in danger of losing that crucial status in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, the university announced this week.

Three killed in shootings near Texas A&M University

A Texas constable and two others were shot dead Monday in about a half an hour of gunfire near Texas A&M University, police said.

National filet mignon day celebrated today

Filet mignon (which translate as "cute" or "dainty" steak) is sure to impress any crowd.

Texas A&M University reports shooting

Investigators took a gunman into custody Monday after reports of an "active shooting" at or near Texas A&M University, the school said on its website, citing police.

Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook e-reader

Book retailer Barnes & Noble is slashing prices on its digital e-book reader, the Nook, by as much as 20% in the face of fierce competition from rival e-books.

Pope's butler to face trial over leak, Vatican says

Pope Benedict XVI's butler will be tried on a aggravated theft charge over the leaking of hundreds of secret papers from the pope's personal apartment to an Italian journalist, a Vatican spokesman said Monday.

Romney-Ryan would aim to overhaul Medicaid

Medicaid and other safety net programs could undergo major changes if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election.

Mandatory evacuations ordered as wildfires advance toward California town

Firefighters were battling two wildfires in Northern California that grew late Sunday to more than 5,000 acres, forcing people from their homes in Lake County, a fire official said.

New rules aimed at helping homeowners

Giving homeowners more information on outstanding balances and pending interest rate changes is the aim of new rules for mortgage servicers proposed Friday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Heat can pose health hazards for kids

Parents worry a lot about fever, especially the ones that come from illness.