• David Ortiz to receive honorary doctorate from Boston U.

    BOSTON (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is getting another honorary degree.

  • UNC baseball back on top in ACC after 2-year hiccup

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s baseball program is back in a familiar spot — atop its division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • Design sketches for Route 66 neon signs rescued, preserved

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday.

  • Cash-strapped New Mexico reconsiders savings strategy

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico political leaders are looking for new ways to restore full faith in the state’s credit as they negotiate a solution to a budget crisis ahead of a special legislative session next week.

  • Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

    BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

  • Funding for lottery scholarships lags by nearly $8M

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico’s higher education officials near a deadline for deciding whether to roll back scholarship assistance for tens of thousands of college students, lottery officials said Thursday they’re transferring less money into the fund that supports the program.

  • Democrats hope college voters sway congressional election

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In the weeks leading up to Montana’s special congressional election, Democrat Rob Quist and his surrogates fanned out across college campuses throughout the state, hoping to tap into a trove of progressive votes in a place where conservative values are as sturdy as the nearby Rocky Mountains.

  • Donald Trump Jr., Dubai business partner discuss ‘new ideas’

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing “new ideas” as the Emirati’s real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump’s father is in the White House.

  • Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

    BOSTON (AP) — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked.

  • Bon Jovi surprises grads, guests with commencement show

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Bon Jovi entertained graduates and guests at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s commencement exercises Tuesday by putting on a surprise performance.