• Auditor: New Mexico had $100M special education shortfall

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico saw a shortfall of more than $100 million in special education funding for three years, and that shortfall put the state at risk of losing important federal funding, the New Mexico State Auditor’s office announced Wednesday.

  • NYC expands Public Schools Athletic League

    NEW YORK (AP) — An expansion of New York City’s Public Schools Athletic League will emphasize girls’ teams and new teams at small schools.

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God’s grace.

  • Opening arguments to begin in stepfather’s child abuse trial

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The trial of an Albuquerque stepfather accused in the abuse death of a boy whose case raised alarm over the state’s handling of child welfare investigations began Wednesday with a police officer testifying that the defendant appeared to show little concern for the 9-year-old, even as paramedics tried to revive him.

  • This April 26, 2002 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992.  Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987,  is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

    Advocates hope California’s solitary settlement spreads

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread.

  • Rutgers’ Flood awaits investigation, expects to coach opener

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he expects to be on the sideline leading his team in its season opener despite an investigation into whether he improperly communicated with a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

  • Duquesne names David Harper athletic director

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Duquesne has named longtime University of Dayton administrator David Harper as the school’s new athletic director.

  • This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a large grouping of Legionella pneumophila bacteria (Legionnaires' disease). Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states in the summer of 2015, leading to multiple deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who are already sick or weakened. (Janice Haney Carr/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP, File)

    Legionnaires’ outbreaks not unusual in summer & early fall

    CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. The unrelated cases are part of a typical pattern seen with a disease that tends to appear in warm weather and is mostly dangerous for people who already are sick or weakened.

  • Pitt adds junior college transfer guard Jonathan Milligan

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh gave its depleted backcourt a boost on Tuesday, adding junior college transfer Jonathan Milligan.

  • New Mexico court schedules arguments on assisted suicide

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is poised to consider the legality of assisted suicide.