• David Ortiz to receive honorary doctorate from Boston U.

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

  • New Mexico school district looking for money to fund cut

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district has announced it will restore 30 spots for students interested in an elementary summer program.

  • Correction: Alabama Redistricting story

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a story May 19 about redistricting in the Alabama Legislature, The Associated Press reported erroneously that race was used in drawing new district lines.

  • Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of trading messages on social media praising violence by the Islamic State militant group, Leonid El Kadre de Melo said it was time to act.

  • In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — They were among the city’s oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.

  • Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday.

  • Fox fires panelist Beckel for racially insensitive remark

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it has fired prime-time commentator Bob Beckel for making an insensitive remark to a black employee.

  • University in Kansas suspends track and field program

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University has canceled its upcoming track and field season due to several factors, including cost, facilities and competitiveness.

  • 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.

  • ECU adds 3 grad transfers, including Duke QB Thomas Sirk

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina has added three graduate transfers from Power Five schools — including coach Scottie Montgomery’s old quarterback at Duke.