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University of Oklahoma gave false data to U.S. News college rankings for 20 years

The company that makes the annual Best Colleges rankings said that the University of Oklahoma gave “inflated” data on its alumni giving rates for two decades. U.S. News & World Report, which produces the coveted Best Colleges rankings, said Oklahoma would be listed as unranked in its 2019 edition because of the false data, which…MORE

Arkansas billboard asks who lynched WWI veteran

A billboard that can be seen from an Arkansas interstate is aimed at solving a cold case from 1954. “Who lynched Isadore Banks?” the billboard asks. Isadore Banks was an African-American World War I veteran who was chained to a tree, doused in gasoline and burned beyond recognition in June 1954. The slaying remains one…MORE

Up to 4 major hurricanes could form during this Atlantic season, NOAA says

The coming Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be near normal, with nine to 15 named storms, including four to eight hurricanes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, announced Thursday. Two to four of those hurricanes are expected to grow to Category 3 or stronger, NOAA said of the season, which officially begins…MORE

Mister Rogers’ kindness is honored with ‘143 Day’ in Pennsylvania

Beloved children’s television star Fred Rogers had a special code to let the people in his neighborhood know that he cared. The late star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” would say to his friends, “1-4-3,” which stood for the number of letters in the words “I love you.” Now, the Pennsylvania native best remembered for changing…MORE

Here’s how the dogs from the wild high-speed RV chase are doing

After a woman accused of leading California Highway Patrol officers on a wild high-speed chase in a stolen RV was arrested, most people had exactly one question: What happened to the dogs? If you missed it, there were two terrified dogs in the damaged RV during the chase that was going as fast as 80…MORE

This is the devastation tornadoes and floods wrought in central US

Violent storms tore through the central US this week, devastating parts of Missouri and Oklahoma, which were hit by dozens of tornadoes and flooding. Here’s what the carnage looked like after days of havoc. Missouri A large tornado slammed the Missouri capital of Jefferson City on Wednesday night, downing power lines and overturning cars at…MORE