• APNewsBreak: School led locker room assault investigation

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his white teammates at a small-town Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school employees, not law enforcement officials, and that the culture that led to the attack stretched far beyond the locker room.

  • Oscar winner Affleck speaks about sexual harassment claims

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an interview following his Oscar win on Sunday, Casey Affleck addressed earlier sexual harassment claims against him and said “everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and everywhere else.”

  • New Mexico House approves stiffer gun possession penalty

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico penalties would increase for illegal firearms possession among people previously convicted of a violent felony under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

    SEATTLE (AP) — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a more orderly way.

  • Bush promotes new book, reflects on painting and the press

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says he didn’t intend to criticize President Donald Trump when he said recently that a free press is essential to democracy

  • New York college hockey player charged after attacking ref

    BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old hockey player from Erie Community College has been charged after attacking a referee during the final seconds of the junior college national championship game.

  • Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 11 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition.

  • School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote speakers and crafted a syllabus that would be the envy of most liberal arts colleges.

  • Protesters mark Philippine revolt by condemning killings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of pro-democracy activists marked the anniversary of the 1986 revolt that ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a warning against what they say are the incumbent president’s dictatorial tendencies.

  • ACC’s Swofford encouraged by bill to repeal NC’s HB2 law

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he’s encouraged that North Carolina lawmakers have filed bipartisan legislation to repeal a law that limits protections for LGBT people.