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Highest-paid public college chiefs in 2016, by the numbers

The Chronicle of Higher Education on Wednesday released its annual study of compensation for presidents of public colleges and universities in fiscal year 2016. The survey of more than 150 executives found that average total compensation increased by 5.3 percent over the previous...

Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky PARIS (AP) — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured...

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer. The pound traded 1 percent higher on the day at $1.2938. The pound’s value against the...

US to seek more security on international flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports....

After 2018 in NYC, Grammys will return to LA in 2019

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast NEW YORK (AP) — The 2018 Grammy Awards will be held in New York City, but the show will return to Los Angeles for four years beginning in 2019. The Recording Academy announced Wednesday it signed a four-year deal with the AEG entertainment...

Hancock County to seek three-quarter percent sales tax this fall

Hancock County elected officials, meeting Wednesday morning to discuss county finances, unanimously agreed that a three-quarter percent sales tax should be sought to replace an existing half-percent tax that expires next year. The additional tax revenue would be used for capital...

Montero says Cubs releasing him after he blasted Arrieta

New York Mets’ Curtis Granderson and Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero watch Granderson’s 300th career home run, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in New York. The Mets won 9-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

UK charges 6 in Hillsborough stadium tragedy that killed 96

FILE – In this April 15, 1989 file photo, police, stewards and supporters tend and care for wounded supporters on the pitch at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, England. British prosecutors on Wednesday June 28, 2017, are set to announce whether they plan to lay charges...

Samsung investing $380M in Newberry, creating 950 jobs

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years. State and company officials said Wednesday that Samsung is locating in the former Caterpillar plant in...

AP PHOTOS: Students soar at rigorous dance school

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday is the last day of School for New York City public school students, but students in the rigorous Ballet Tech dance program will be back for a four-week summer session July 10. Ballet Tech was founded by choreographer Eliot...