• 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.

  • Pennsylvania school sorry for ‘infamous’ yearbook quotes

    LEETSDALE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is apologizing after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and an Islamic State terrorist leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year’s high school yearbook.

  • Not guilty plea in slaying of Mercer basketball player

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — One of two men accused in the February shooting death of a Mercer University basketball player has pleaded not guilty.

  • Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

  • Santa Fe Indian School Principal Felisa Gulibert, left, thanks first lady Michelle Obama for her commencement address to the school's graduates in Santa Fe, N.M., Thursday, May 26, 2016. Obama told graduates to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the "loudest voices in the national conversation" suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.(AP Photo/Mary Hudetz).

    Michelle Obama set to speak at Native American commencement

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Michelle Obama told graduates at a Native American high school Thursday to take pride in their history and cultures at a time when she says the “loudest voices in the national conversation” suggest turning away from the tribal values that were part of their education.

  • Ex-Auburn baseball coach sues seeking $1 million buyout

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn baseball coach Sunny Golloway has filed suit in federal court seeking payment of his $1 million buyout.

  • Jennifer Pinckney greets family members after the unveiling of the portrait of slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney at the state Capitol, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Clementa Pinckney died in that church along with eight others on June 17, leading a nighttime Bible study. Police said they were gunned down by a man motivated by racial hatred. (Paul Zoeller/The Post And Courier via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won’t be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death.

  • Akash Vukoti, 6, of San Angelo, Texas, tries to shorten the microphone before spelling his word during the preliminary round two of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Vukoti is the youngest speller in this year competition. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Memorable moments from the National Spelling Bee

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 284 kids competing in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee got their first opportunity to approach the microphone on Wednesday — and to hear the dreaded bell that signals an incorrect spelling. At the end of Wednesday’s onstage rounds, the field was cut to 45 spellers for Thursday’s finals.

  • Charges dropped against Tennessee high school assistant

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have dropped charges against a Tennessee assistant high school basketball coach accused of failing to report alleged child sexual abuse of players by teammates.

  • El Reno high school coach, district faces bullying suit

    EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A graduate of an El Reno high school is suing the district, saying the high school’s head baseball coach bullied and harassed him.