• Tulane volleyball coach steps down

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is looking for a new coach to head its women’s volleyball program.

  • Interim chancellor: Illinois football needed stability

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The interim chancellor of the University of Illinois’ flagship campus says the decision to give interim football coach Bill Cubit a two-year deal was based on the program’s need for stability.

    Updated: 12:42 pm

  • New Mexico Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, left, Rep. Antonio Maestas, D- Albuquerque, center, and advocate Veronica Garcia sit at a news conference announcing new efforts to push early childhood education in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Democrats and a coalition of 40 groups say they will push again for legislation that would tap into New Mexico's permanent land fund to expand early child education. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Another New Mexico early child ed proposal get new push

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats and a coalition of 40 groups said Tuesday they will push — again — for legislation that would tap into New Mexico’s permanent land fund to expand early childhood education.

    Updated: 6:22 pm

  • In this May 16, 2012, file photo, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy responds to a question during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago's mayor fired McCarthy on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015,  a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    U of Chicago threat came amid tension over police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times. Now, a week after the video’s release, the Chicago mayor has fired the police superintendent, created a new task force for police accountability and expanded the use of body cameras.

    Updated: 3:14 pm

  • Oregon State strengthens transfer policy

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State will require all prospective transfer students to disclose whether they are ineligible to re-enroll at a previous school because of conduct.

  • UNM announces major marketing campaign aimed at new students

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico is launching a major marketing campaign in hopes of attracting more students.

  • This Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 file photo provided by Virginia Tech shows Virginia Tech Center for Technology Development Program Administration Specialist Greg Brown behind the wheel of a driverless car during a test ride showing the alert system handing over automation to the driver while traveling street in Blacksburg, Va. New cars that can steer and brake themselves may lull drivers into a false sense of security. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal, just one surprising finding from Stanford University research that studied the behavior of students in a self-driving car simulator.(Justin Fine/Virginia Tech via AP, File)

    How can people safely take control from a self-driving car?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver’s seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.

  • Candelaria Lopez responds to questions during a news interview Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Middletown, N.Y. Lopez takes part in a unique english language learning program being offered by New York state is giving some immigrants a different way to learn - through phone calls and text messages. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    NY program uses phone calls, text messages to teach English

    NEW YORK (AP) — Candelaria Lopez had tried to learn English before, but it didn’t work. She couldn’t always make it to class, and when she could, it was hard to find the energy to sit through a three-hour session after her long days as a farmworker in the Hudson Valley region. So even after 20 years in the United States, the Mexican immigrant was still pretty much comfortable only saying “Hi.”

  • Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood, center, points out something on the sidelines to head linesman Kelly Saalfeld, left, and side judge Bobby Sagers, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. Maryland won 46-41. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    AP Sources: Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field.

  • Southern Miss to host national marathon safety summit

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi plans a second summit about security at marathons.