• Baylor’s strict conduct code may have silenced rape victims

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sexual assault scandal that took down Baylor University’s president and revered football coach also found a problem with a bedrock of the school’s faith-based education: a student conduct code banning alcohol, drugs and premarital sex that may have driven some victims into silence.

  • 8 Phoenix high school football players let go for hazing

    PHOENIX (AP) — Eight players have been kicked off a Phoenix high school football team because of a hazing incident.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, Anthony Villarreal ties his running shoe at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif. Villarreal had been a long distance runner for William Jessup University's country and track teams, before he was expelled in 2013, which, he says, was because the school found out he is gay. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens introduced SB1146 which would expand state LGBT protections by removing the state's exemption for religious colleges and universities for anti-discrimination policies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California’s religious colleges and universities.

  • Chicago Man charged in slaying of basketball standout

    CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 29 about the arrest of a Chicago man in the slaying of a former high school basketball player, The Associated Press misspelled the suspect’s first name. It is Travell, not Travel.

  • In this Oct. 28, 2013 aerial file photo, workers use backhoes to remove rubble during the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adult educators on Dec. 14, 2012. An open house for the new school, erected on the same site, is set for Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they’ll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe.

  • In this Dec. 2, 2000, file photo, Florida head coach Steve Spurrier is carried off the field after the Gators downed Auburn 28-6 in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Done in Atlanta. Players from left are  by Mike Pearson (71), Kenyatta Walker (78) and Gerard Warren (61).  Spurrier already has a statue outside of the football stadium and the field named after him. Next he'll serve as ambassador and consultant for the school's entire athletic department.
Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley made the announcement on Friday, July 29, 2016.
(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    Florida names Steve Spurrier ambassador, consultant

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier already has a statue outside of the football stadium and the field named after him. Next he’ll serve as ambassador and consultant for the school’s entire athletic department.

  • Killdeer school deals with more than $1M in storm damage

    KILLDEER, N.D. (AP) — Killdeer school officials are dealing with more than $1 million in storm damage as they prepare for the start of fall classes.

  • In this July 11, 2016 photo, Tai Sheppard, 11, Brooke Sheppard, 8, and Rainn Sheppard, 10, left to right, run warm-up laps at Boys and Girls High School, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Every morning, the three young sisters wake up together with their mom in one bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Every afternoon, they train in a sport that they hope will put them on a path to a better life. The girls have blossomed since taking up track and field just a year and a half ago, rising to the top tier of their national age-group rankings and earning a spot in the Junior Olympic Games, now underway in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    3 sisters go from homeless shelter to junior track stardom

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every morning, three young sisters wake up together with their mom in one bed in a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Every afternoon, they train in a sport that they hope will put them on a path to a better life.

  • In this Jan. 22, 2016, photo, South Korean International Olympic Committee member Moon Dae-sung leaves the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Moon has been suspended as a member of the IOC over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)

    IOC suspends South Korea’s Moon over plagiarism allegations

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Moon Dae-sung has been suspended as a member of the International Olympic Committee over allegations that he plagiarized his doctoral thesis.

  • Officials: UNM improves handling of sex assault cases

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials told state lawmakers Thursday that the school has taken measures to streamline a once inadequate and complicated system for investigating sexual assault on campus, while improving communication among departments tasked with handling the cases.