Two minors fought back tears during an emotional court hearing in downtown Los Angeles as they and two adults faced capital murder charges in the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student.

Adm. William McRaven, whose 37-year career arc has taken him from University of Texas journalism graduate to coordinator of the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed, is the sole finalist for chancellor of the 15-campus University of Texas System.

Five people are in custody in connection with the deadly assault on a University of Southern California graduate student whose body was found in his apartment near campus last week, Los Angeles police said.

Four teenagers were arrested in Thursday's deadly attack on a University of Southern California graduate student as he walked home from a study group, with police saying the incident was one of at least two robberies the group attempted that day.

Thirty-six hours before he was gunned down in his Tallahassee home, law professor Dan Markel was pondering the death penalty.

You'd never know by their ads or websites that the career-college company Corinthian Colleges is collapsing.

A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California who was discovered dead in his apartment was the victim of an assault a few blocks from campus, the university said Thursday.

After wrapping up a nine-month electrician training program at Everest College-San Bernardino in 2011, Kenneth Dewar hoped to get the career placement assistance he had been promised.

The University of California regents Thursday confirmed University of California, San Francisco's medical school dean, Sam Hawgood, as chancellor of that health sciences campus and set his new salary at $750,000, a 13.8 percent increase. The regents also approved 3 percent pay raises for other UC chancellors and some top administrators.

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