• 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.

  • Silver City teacher accused of having sex with student

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A math teacher who is head volleyball coach at Silver City High School has been arrested and accused of having a sex with a student.

  • Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country, and plan to charge them with drug possession, an official said Friday.

  • Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct in fatal case

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Relatives of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino want the officer fired and brought up on criminal charges for repeatedly using a stun gun and then placing the man in an unauthorized chokehold, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

  • Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

    TORONTO (AP) — The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the continent.

  • Braves awaits Freeman’s test tests; pitch struck his wrist

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves say first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a fractured left wrist when he was hit by a pitch and is expected to miss two months.

  • Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asad Ullah, a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, spent weeks travelling in the cold and rain after his father sent him off to look for a brighter future in Europe.

  • Islamic State attacks Syrian state-held areas, 52 killed

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group attacked several government-held villages in central Syria on Thursday, capturing at least one of them in violence that left 52 people dead including more than two dozen women and children, some of whom were beheaded, as well as Syrian troops, state media, medical officials and an opposition monitoring group said.