Amid student protests, some see erosion of free speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances. The potential conflict between civil rights and the First Amendment was on…

Cleveland to begin refunding players for ‘jock tax’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland may end up paying pay back millions in tax refunds after the state’s highest court rejected the city’s appeal over its formula for taxing visiting professional athletes. The Ohio Supreme Court last week upheld a ruling that said the city’s so-called “jock tax” violates players’ due process rights. Former NFL…

Vandalism reported at MU black culture center

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – University of Missouri police are investigating a report of vandalism at the Columbia campus’ black culture center. Police say someone spray-painted over a portion of a sign early Thursday at the center. Police were reviewing video surveillance from the area. University Police Chief Doug Schwandt says the Missouri State Highway Patrol is assisting…

AB InBev announces merger with SAB Miller

(KTRS) – The world’s two largest brewers are combining, forming a company that will control nearly a third of the beer sold worldwide. Negotiations came to a close early Wednesday when the two sides agreed on a $105.5 billion deal–one of the largest corporate mergers ever. The merger combines parts of A-B InBev’s Budweiser, Bud…