Posted: Jan 15, 2013 10:41 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2013 10:41 PM
UNDATED (AP) A new study finds college spending on big time athletics far exceeds academic spending. Data compiled by the Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research says annual spending on sports by public universities in six big-time conferences like the SEC and Big 12 has passed $100,000 per athlete about six to 12 times the amount those universities are spending per student on academics. This comes at a time of falling state funding for higher education and increasing tuition.
WASHINGTON (AP) The House has cleared the way for more aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy. The vote on a $50.5 billion package was 241-180, with many Republicans in opposition. Officials say the Senate is likely to accept the measure early next week and send it to President Barack Obama.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Forecasters say it'll be another cold overnight in California but it could be the swan song for the cold snap. Crop damage estimates from several nights of chill aren't yet available but some produce prices climbed, and businesses and residents are dealing with burst pipes.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama announces measures Wednesday intended to curb gun violence. Congress would have to approve bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. There's a lot of opposition to that. The announcement is expected to include more than a dozen steps the president can take on his own.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) Authorities are scaling back the search for a Colorado woman reported missing from a private river trip in Grand Canyon National Park. Park rangers say 21-year-old Kaitlin Anne Kenney of Englewood, Colo., was last seen Friday night at her group's camp on the river.