• In this Sept. 22, 2016 photo, Albuquerque resident Bob Shipley, poses for a photo in Albuquerque, N.M. Shipley got the idea to use old newspaper vending machines from the Albuquerque Journal and turn them into Little Libraries for his Northeast heights neighborhood. The now-retired educator, bicycle shop owner and engineer had been volunteering as a mentor in an adult literacy program, knowing that “reading proficiency in this state is abominable,” he said. Wanting to do something else to combat the problem, he set up the Little Free Library stations in front of his home on the 6900 block of Barber Place NE. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

    Newspaper dispensers become Little Free Library stations

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Shipley dislikes illiteracy and enjoys repurposing things. So, fashioning a couple of used newspaper vending machines into libraries seemed like a natural thing to do.

  • CIAA to move 8 championships _ but not basketball _ from NC

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina — but not its two basketball tournaments — because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker carrying the survived child Ghazal Akhtarini, from under the rubles after airstrikes hit al-Shaar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Nearly 100 children were killed in a single week in Aleppo as Syrian and Russian warplanes sought to bombard into submission the rebel eastern districts of the city that have held out against Syrian government forces for five years. Without hope for the future, no regular schooling and little access to nutritious food, the children of Aleppo and their parents struggle to survive and fear the threat an imminent ground offensive. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

    Children of Syria’s Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

    BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria’s rebel-held city of Aleppo. “Dust!” she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she screamed for her father.

  • In this Sept. 27, 2016 photo, Godfrey Dillard, left, and Perry Wallace take part in a lecture at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. A half-century after Wallace became the first black basketball player in the Southeastern conference, he and former teammate Dillard, returned to the campus as part of a campus-wide discussion on race this year at the elite, private southern university. It’s a significant milestone in what has been Vanderbilt’s long, sometimes painful journey to become more diverse.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Men broke key race barrier, now back on Vanderbilt campus

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey — indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus.

  • USC football player accused of rape appears in Utah court

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah and facing allegations involving the same woman in California was ordered Friday not to contact the alleged victim.

  • 14-year-old South Carolina boy charged as juvenile with murder, attempted murder in killing of father, school shooting

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — 14-year-old South Carolina boy charged as juvenile with murder, attempted murder in killing of father, school shooting.

  • ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 1 - In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo,  a PAC-12 logo is seen painted on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. Larry Scott helped transform and modernize the Pac-12 when he took over as commissioner, helped the conference land a $3 billion TV deal and create its own network. Eight years later, the conference is reaping financial rewards and he believes it is well-positioned to adapt to the changing landscape of both college sports and media rights. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)

    After modernizing Pac-12, can Scott keep it competitive?

    Larry Scott hits the first half of Stanford’s game against Southern California before bouncing over to Berkeley for game two of his Saturday doubleheader.

  • Fire Chief Billy McAdams, center, speaks with reporters about a school shooting during a news conference in Townville, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. McAdams was among the first two officials to arrive on the scene of the shooting, which injured two students and a teacher at a rural elementary school. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    The Latest: Family: Wounded 6-year-old boy on life support

    TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):

  • Highlands University gets new federal STEM grants

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A new federal grant aimed to help women and Latino students at Highlands University earn degrees in science and technology.

  • Judge Edgar Long presides over a hearing of a 14-year old, who was charged as a juvenile Friday, Sept. 30, 2016  in Anderson, S.C.,  with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a playground, wounding three people. The Associated Press typically does not identify juveniles charged with crimes. Authorities have not released a motive for the school shooting or killing.   (Ken Ruinard /The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

    Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a school playground, wounding three people.