• Penn State child abuse research center to open in September

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say a research center at Penn State University aiming to prevent child abuse and improve treatment should open in a few months.

  • AP PHOTOS: Segregated soldiers toiled on highway during WWII

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is commemorating 75 years since nearly 4,000 segregated black soldiers toiled in harsh weather and terrain to help build a highway across the state and Canada.

  • LaVar Ball appears at WWE event, son LaMelo uses slur

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaVar Ball has brought his Big Baller Brand from the basketball court to the wrestling ring.

  • Audit: New Mexico Higher Ed Dept. lacks financial controls

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Higher Education Department lacks adequate controls to oversee financial reporting and erroneously is recording investments, according to a new state audit made public Tuesday.

  • Utah parents sue schools for lack of girls’ football teams

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of six Utah high school students have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against three school districts that don’t have a girls’ football team.

  • Review: USA Gymnastics needs ‘culture change’ to stop abuse

    For years, USA Gymnastics felt it aggressively safeguarded hundreds of thousands of athletes from sexual abuse. Yet the protocols designed to show gymnasts, coaches, staff and parents how to report abuse were muddled, confusing and not well enforced.

  • Longtime editor of venerable Yale Review stepping down

    NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime editor of one of the world’s oldest literary publications is stepping down.

  • APNewsBreak: Family to sue over black man’s shooting

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The children of a black man gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana’s capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police department.

  • Fourth of July fireworks discouraged for sake of bald eagles

    COLUMBIA, Conn. (AP) — Independence Day traditions in one small Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States.

  • Finding comfort, and North Korea, in a tiny restaurant

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The little restaurant isn’t much to look at. It’s across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.