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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed one of dozens of claims in a Title IX lawsuit filed against Tennessee while denying the rest of the school’s motion to dismiss.

  • Tyka Nelson, center, the sister of Prince, is escorted by unidentified people as she leaves the Carver County Courthouse Monday, May 2, 2016, in Chaska, Minn. where a judge confirmed the appointment of a special administrator to oversee the settlement of Prince's estate. The pop  singer died on April 21 at the age of 57. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Judge confirms administrator for Prince’s estate

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Five of Prince’s six surviving siblings appeared in court Monday for the first hearing to start sorting out an estate certain to be worth millions, a task complicated because the star musician isn’t known to have left a will.

  • State Supreme Court considers rules for closed courtrooms

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering a rule to help trial judges decide when to close a courtroom to the public.

  • Justices to hear copyright fight over cheerleaders’ uniforms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a copyright dispute between two manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms.

  • Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from ’17 race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year’s Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska.

  • Judge allows Super Bowl tickets lawsuit to be refiled

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit over the NFL’s Super Bowl ticket policies is going forward.

  • A mourner and fan touches the star for Prince on a wall at First Avenue where the singer often performed, Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Minneapolis. The pop superstar died Thursday at the age of 57. (Jim Gehrz /Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince’s multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn’t appear to have a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.

  • Appeal rejected in off-road vehicles case on forest use

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by a motorized off-road vehicles users group that challenged a Forest Service decision reducing the routes available for use in the Santa Fe National Forest in northern New Mexico

  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago, after his sentencing on federal banking charges which he pled guilty to last year. Hastert was sentenced to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Latest: Dennis Hastert arrives at court for sentencing

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  • "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer comments on his lawsuit against Montana's higher education commissioner in Bozeman, Mont., on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Montana Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the state should release documents to Krakauer that could explain how a decision to expel a University of Montana quarterback was reversed. The court takes up the case Wednesday in Bozeman, after a Helena judge ruled Krakauer is entitled to the documents under Montana’s public-records laws.  (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

    Author’s case over rape records goes to Montana high court

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — “Into the Wild” author Jon Krakauer and the public deserve to know why the University of Montana reversed its decision in 2012 to expel a star quarterback who was accused of rape, an attorney for the author told the Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday.