• Kansas conference eliminates roster and scholarship limits

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges has dropped a rule adopted during the desegregation era to limit out-of-state players on basketball and football teams.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, photo shows Barbie Fashionistas, from Mattel, on display at the annual TTPM Holiday Showcase, in New York. Toy companies are offering products that are more inclusive, from Barbie dolls in all shapes, sizes and skin tones to baby dolls aimed at boys. Toy companies are also offering dolls that represent different disabilities. But still experts and parents say more work needs to be done. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Toy companies break down barriers to be more inclusive

    NEW YORK (AP) — Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box, offering more-inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.