• Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, and Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., hold up the trophy after being named co-champions at the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  • Sylvie Lamontagne, 13, of Lakewood, Colo., focuses to spell a word correctly during the finals of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    The Latest: National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 3rd year

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on finals of the National Spelling Bee (all times local):

  • People exit Hidden River Cave after officials said over a dozen people who exploring the cave were trapped by rising water Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Horse Cave, Ky. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker said the rising water was caused by heavy rains in the area Thursday afternoon. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Trapped group escapes Kentucky cave through neck-deep water

    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — A group of college students trapped for hours by rising water in a Kentucky cave waded through neck-deep water to get out, authorities said Thursday.

  • Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

    HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

  • Harrold ISD Superintendent David Thweatt pauses for a photo on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Harrold, Texas. The unlikely battleground over whether U.S. schools must provide bathroom rights to transgender students is here in Harrold: a farming town with only 100 students, a high school graduating class of four this May and not one transgender person on campus. (AP Photo/Paul J. Weber)

    Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

    HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

  • In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles yells from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    News Guide: Review finds Baylor disregarded sexual assault

    DALLAS (AP) — After months of silence, Baylor University responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles.

  • In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo,Baylor University President Ken Starr, left, jokes with head football coach Art Briles, right, on the first day of NCAA college football practice in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Baylor condemns own handling of assault cases

    WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University’s demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local):

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 25, 2016, Baylor President Ken Starr leaves a terminal at  Waco airport in Waco, Texas.  Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Baylor to fire football coach Briles, re-assign president

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its vaunted football program.

  • Police investigating Minnesota wrestlers for selling drugs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.

  • Former state judge to finally wear cap and gown

    MORA, N.M. (AP) — Former state District Judge Matias A. Zamora will finally get to participate in his high school graduation ceremony, something he was unable to do 70 years ago when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.