• Reality star named Florida’s 1st female football head coach

    MIAMI (AP) — A reality TV star has been hired as the first female high school football head coach in Florida history.

  • Ex-South Carolina coach Spurrier to serve as ambassador

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has a new role at South Carolina — special assistant to President Harris Pastides and athletic director Ray Tanner.

  • Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.

  • Bill ending social promotion stalls in New Mexico Senate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that calls for New Mexico third graders who don’t show proficiency in reading to be held back has stalled in a Democratic-controlled Senate committee.

  • 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.