• Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.

    Updated: 7:02 pm

  • U.S. Naval Academy superintendent Ted Carter, Jr., left, presents a diploma to Keenan Reynolds, graduating Midshipman and the Baltimore Ravens' sixth round NFL draft pick, during the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that Reynolds may defer his service and be eligible to play in the NFL in 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Defense secretary: Navy’s Reynolds, Swain can play in NFL

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Keenan Reynolds will get his chance to play in the NFL this season.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In this March 7, 2016 file photo, Joe Biden, the U.S. Vice President talks to the U.S. military personnel at an Air Base in United Arab Emirates. Biden is set to deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2016. The graduation ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Michie Stadium on the West Point grounds along the Hudson River 50 miles north of New York City.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

    Vice President Biden gives West Point commencement speech

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2016 on Saturday that greater diversity, including more women and openly gay soldiers, will strengthen the country’s armed forces.

  • In this May 22, 2011 file photo, emergency personnel walk through a severely damaged neighborhood after a tornado hit Joplin, Mo. A sky-darkening storm was working its way into southwest Missouri around dinnertime on a Sunday evening of May 22, 2011, zeroing in on the city of Joplin. Forecasters knew the storm's potential was fierce and gave early warnings. Then, as storm sirens blared, one of the nation's deadliest tornados hit _ leveling a miles-wide swath of Joplin and leaving 161 people dead. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

    Survivors of tornado that leveled Missouri city look back

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A sky-darkening storm was working its way into southwest Missouri around dinnertime on a Sunday evening, zeroing in on the city of Joplin.

  • In this May 15, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, laughs as he sits with Bill Moyers during Rutgers University's 250th Anniversary commencement ceremony in Piscataway, N.J. Colleges that pay for celebrities say it can impress donors and attract the attention of potential students. But steep costs for some speakers have drawn criticism in some years. According to documents obtained by The Associated Press through records requests, Rutgers University paid a $35,000 speaking fee to Moyers, even though he was later replaced as keynote speaker by Obama, who wasn't paid a fee. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

    Costs of celebrity college commencement speakers can add up

    BOSTON (AP) — In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. The university now says that Moyers had informed a school official before the ceremony that he would not accept the fee.