• Timeline: Baylor contends with series of sex-assault reports

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University, the largest Baptist school in the U.S., has been contending for the past year with cascading reports of sexual assaults committed by football players and, more broadly, complaints by students, alumni and others that officials at the university in Texas failed to adequately investigate rape claims for years.

  • Riot police officers take position amid tear gas smoke during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labor actions in Paris, Thursday, May 26, 2016. French protesters scuffled with police, dock workers set off smoke bombs and union activists disrupted fuel supplies and nuclear plants Thursday in the biggest challenge yet to President Francois Hollande's government as it tries to give employers more flexibility. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    The Latest: EDF staff join French labor protests

    LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The Latest on French labor dispute (all times local):

  • Judge hears arguments on US women’s team strike rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year’s Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer.

  • In this Aug. 5, 2014, file photo,Baylor University President Ken Starr, left, jokes with head football coach Art Briles, right, on the first day of NCAA college football practice in Waco, Texas. Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Baylor condemns own handling of assault cases

    WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University’s demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school’s handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local):

  • In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 25, 2016, Baylor President Ken Starr leaves a terminal at  Waco airport in Waco, Texas.  Baylor University's board of regents says it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players.  The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles "with intent to terminate."  Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Baylor to fire football coach Briles, re-assign president

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its vaunted football program.

  • Police investigating Minnesota wrestlers for selling drugs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs.

  • Correction: 20-Week Abortion Ban-Georgia story

    ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 25 about a Georgia abortion law, The Associated Press reported erroneously which judge entered an order that blocked the law from taking effect. It was entered by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Doris Downs, not Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly M. Esmond Adams, who later took over the case.

  • Not guilty plea in slaying of Mercer basketball player

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — One of two men accused in the February shooting death of a Mercer University basketball player has pleaded not guilty.

  • Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton walks away after announcing Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

  • In this Friday, May 13, 2016, photo, a commercial airliner lands at San Diego International Airport, where multiple layers of fencing topped with razor wire protects the airport grounds. An Associated Press investigation has documented perimeter breaches at many of the busiest airports in the U.S. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

    Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down — not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches.