• In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game agaist Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo.  The NCAA charged the school in May with five violations, including lack of institutional control, but there has been little movement since.  Williams has said he wished there was a way to reach a "speedier" conclusion in the NCAA's academic investigation at UNC. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

    North Carolina’s NCAA academic case stuck in holding pattern

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo.

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  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has ‘hostile sexual environment’

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes.

  • 2 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retention

    A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary’s University after the Catholic school’s president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian cardiovascular surgeon Saleem Haj-Yahia, left, performs open-heart surgery at An-Najah University hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus.  Dr. Haj-Yahia is the first surgeon to perform a successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In this Nov, 30, 2015, file photo, Rutgers new athletic director Patrick Hobbs reacts to the crowd as he stands on the court during an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest in Piscataway, N.J. Hobbs is inheriting a program awash in red ink and reeling from several scandals over the last few years.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers’ new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field.

  • Study finds confusion in Albuquerque police lapel cam policy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico researchers say the Albuquerque Police Department’s lapel camera policy is confusing and hard to enforce.