• The Corrections Corporation of America headquarters are shown Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Private prison operator CCA wants to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claims female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating.

  • Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, right,  talks with Jessica Venable, left, and Nicole Sylvester, center, during his tour of damaged neighborhoods Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.  Edwards said afterward that like many other areas that flooded this month, people in Youngsville, La., were in areas that had never flooded and didn’t have to buy flood insurance. He says that insurance is designed to cover all damages, while help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency cannot do that. He says he will ask Congress for more money to help the recovery.  (Scott Clause/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

    Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

  • This undated photo provided by Sisters of Charity of Nazareth shows Sister Paula Merrill. Sister Margaret Held and Merrill, two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi, were found slain in their home and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Sisters of Charity of Nazareth via AP)

    2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.

    Updated: 3:42 pm

  • An almost complete Dodo skeleton  is displayed at  Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, southern England Thursday Aug. 25, 2016.  It will be the first of its kind to come up for sale in nearly 100 years. The skeleton will feature in the auction house's fourth Evolution sale in November. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

    Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird

    LONDON (AP) — The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton.

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Broadway opening night of "Hamilton" in New York. Parker said she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen. She has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Saying she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.

    Updated: 4:37 pm

  • Florida’s Tabor, Lewis return from weeklong suspensions

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C’yontai Lewis have rejoined the team after a weeklong suspension.

  • 2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire, a Tennessee prosecutor announced Thursday.

  • Docs ask feds to probe use of live animals at USC med school

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The emergency-medicine training program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine violates federal law by using live animals, according to a complaint filed Thursday by a doctors group that seeks alternatives to using animals in medical education and research.

  • Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Proponents of an NFL stadium in Las Vegas say they’ve narrowed their list to two potential sites and are unwilling to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will provide a new home for the Raiders.

  • Illinois says forward Nichols can begin playing in December

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says that the NCAA has decided forward Kipper Nichols will have to sit out the fall semester before playing for the Illini.