• University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.

  • Girls Division V: Eastside College Prep 63, Rolling Hills 40

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a record-setting performance, Zion Gabriel had 26 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals Friday to lead Eastside College Prep 63-40 over Rolling Hills Prep in the CIF Girls Division V state championship.

  • Advocates seek better awareness of Safe Haven baby laws

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After the discovery this week of an infant’s body in a Connecticut reservoir, some lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether enough is being done to publicize a law that allows parents to drop off newborns at a hospital — no questions asked.

  • New Mexico AG praises court ruling on special education

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is praising a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that bolsters the rights of millions of learning-disabled students.

  • Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas.

  • Georgetown fires John Thompson III after another losing year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Thompson III was fired as Georgetown’s basketball coach Thursday after two consecutive losing seasons at the school his father led to a national championship.

  • Revenue gap hampers New Mexico lotto scholarship program

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is no closer to finding a more permanent solution to solvency problems with a vital program that provides college scholarships for tens of thousands of students through lottery revenues.

  • Georgetown fires men’s basketball coach John Thompson III

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Georgetown fires men’s basketball coach John Thompson III.

  • Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found.

  • Sweet 16 teams experiencing all-time high academic success

    ORLANOD, Fla. (AP) — Men’s and women’s basketball teams in this year’s Sweet 16 are graduating more players and experiencing all-time high academic success.