• In this Feb. 4, 2016, photo, teacher Jessica Ries passes out writing assessment tests to her fourth-grade students at Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries is one of many teachers working two jobs in South Dakota, a state that ranks last in teacher pay. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

    Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their wedding. In the back room, beyond the dapper mannequins and vest swatches of pink, yellow and blue, a tote filled with review packets for 24 of her Hayward Elementary School students awaits her attention if she gets any down time.

  • Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

  • The Italian ambassador's vehicle leaves the Italian Hospital in Cairo after a a private mass at the church in the hospital complex for slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD candidate who had been researching labor rights in Egypt, went missing on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. His body was found Wednesday bearing signs of torture. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)

    Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy’s foreign minister said.

  • Alleyne ties Oregon record in 73-48 win over WSU women

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Jillian Alleyne had 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 14 rebounds to tie the school record with her 88th career double-double and Oregon used a dominating start to defeat Washington State 73-48 on Friday night.

  • Oklahoma City high school wrestler charged with sex crime

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An athlete at an Oklahoma City high school was charged this week with a sex crime after police say an act the boy described as a wrestling maneuver was obscene groping.

  • Man banned from using Bible verse drops suit against school

    DENVER (AP) — A graduate of a Colorado university banned from putting Bible citations on a fundraising plaque in the school’s football locker room is dropping a federal lawsuit now that the school has removed the original plaques.

  • Penn State awaiting improvement options for Beaver Stadium

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A team of architects and engineers have spent the last two months at Penn State helping formulate a plan that will include a renovation or rebuild of Beaver Stadium.

  • Boston College adds former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has hired former Syracuse and Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni as a defensive line coach.

  • In this Oct. 13, 2015 file photo Southern California athletic director Pat Haden speaks with the media during a press conference after an NCAA college football practice in Los Angeles. Haden says he will retire on June 30, 2016. USC President Max Nikias made the announcement Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.  (AP Photo/Richard Hartog,File)

    USC athletic director Pat Haden to step down in June

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California hired Pat Haden to guide its storied athletic department through the toughest time in its history.

  • Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino speaks to the media following the University's announcement that they will be self-imposing a ban on postseason play for the 2015-16 season, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Louisville Ky. Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville schedules press conference with Pitino, others

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino.