• In this June 18, 2016 photo, nurse practitioner Marcia Hefker who is the only New Mexico endurance horseback rider who will participate in the Mongol Derby, trains at a ranch near Raton, N.M.  On Aug. 4, Hefker, 45, will step out among a herd of tough little Mongolian horses, saddle the one she’s selected and set out on a 621-mile odyssey across some of the most rugged, isolated terrain on the planet as part of the Mongol Derby. (Staci Matlock/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

    Endurance horseback rider will face biggest challenge yet

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — After her first 26-mile endurance horseback ride, Marcia Hefker was so tired she fell asleep by the campfire. “Someone had to wake me up because the bottom of my tennis shoes were smoking,” she said on a recent early morning ride across a friend’s ranch.

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  • In this March 1, 2016 file photo, University of Connecticut athletic director David Benedict speaks during an introductory news conference on the UConn campus in Storrs, Conn. Benedict said Friday, July 22, 2016 that he's waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference. Earlier in the week, the Big 12's school presidents moved closer to expansion, directing its commissioner to begin evaluating schools interested in joining. UConn currently competes in most sports in the American Athletic Conference. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    UConn AD preparing pitch, waiting to hear from Big 12

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn’s new athletic director says he’s waiting to hear from the Big 12 about its interest level in the school before reaching out with an official pitch to join the conference.

  • A kid at right, throws an empty bottle on a pile of garbage placed where police shot dead the attacker on the famed Promenade des Anglais in Nice, southern France, four days after a truck mowed through revelers, Monday, July 18, 2016. Nice's famed Promenade des Anglais is gradually reopening and becoming a shrine to the dead, with memorials set up on the westbound lane of the road where victims were felled by an attacker with a truck. The site is also becoming a platform for anger at the attacker. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    The Latest: French prosecutor: Nice attacker had accomplices

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the truck attack in the French city of Nice (all times local):