• New Mexico Supreme Court vacancy attracts 8 applicants

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials will soon meet to consider replacements for retiring state Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Bosson.

  • Friday, October 9, 2015

    Twin explosions kills 95 at Ankara peace rally; Turkey suspects Kurdish or IS suicide bombers

  • Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. leaves a House Republican special leadership election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, to replace House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is stepping down, and retiring from Congress, at the end of the month, after nearly five years in the role. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the front-runner in the race to become the next speaker, but he faces two Republican opponents who are trying to draw some of his support. Four-term Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah and three-term Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida both say they can bring a needed fresh perspective to GOP leadership, unlike McCarthy, who has served as majority leader under Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Overhaul of Florida’s districts hurts would-be House speaker

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of Florida’s electoral map, including the congressional district held by a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.

  • This July 22, 2008 file photo shows the campus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. As college campuses nationwide wrestle with how to address sexual assault, an even more complicated question is unfolding: how to prosecute and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas study programs. The complexities were highlighted at Middlebury in September 2015 when a federal judge ordered the school to readmit a student it had expelled for a sexual encounter that occurred overseas.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

    In college rape debate, overseas-study crimes gain attention

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.

  • Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to US Supreme Court

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.