• CIAA will stay in North Carolina despite state’s LGBT law

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won’t move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state’s controversial new LGBT law.

  • An employee displays a popular North Korean street food snack called Injogogibap in Korean at a restaurant in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2016. For much of the world, North Korea is known as an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger. But for tens of thousands of people scattered across South Korea and living underground in China, it’s a complicated memory of their home they left behind. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Yearning for North Korea – the nation they fled

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — For much of the world, North Korea is a Stalinist nightmare, an isolated enclave of prison camps, poverty and hunger.

  • In this April 20, 2016 photo, Rep. Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, left, listens to a debate in the House of Representatives in Nashville, Tenn. Durham, who is the subject of a sexual harassment investigation by Tennessee's attorney general, has been exiled from the legislative office complex and Capitol for any purpose other than to perform his official duties. At right is Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Lawmaker accused of harassment is all alone with his M&Ms

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid the frenzied negotiations, flaring tempers and occasional frivolity marking the end of another Tennessee legislative session, one lawmaker stayed conspicuously alone and quiet.

  • Carlsbad to get official tent city for homeless residents

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The city of Carlsbad is set to provide homeless residents with another place to stay as it prepares to open up a tent city.

  • In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016 photo, one of 12 gigantic bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Zodiac by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stands behind businessmen eating lunch on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. The sculptures are scheduled to remain on public display in the park through October. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations.

  • 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)

    Next for Hastert: prison, polygraph, sex-offender treatment

    CHICAGO (AP) — Now that a judge branded him “a serial child molester,” Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he’s out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to determine how many children he’s molested in his lifetime.

  • New Mexico appoints new Health Department secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new Cabinet secretary has been appointed to lead the New Mexico Department of Health after the death of Sec. Retta Ward in March.

  • Officials: Black students behind hanging stick figure, slur

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Officials at a Maryland university say black students are behind a drawing of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur found on a library whiteboard.

  • Woman convicted of creating public nuisance for online post

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman has been convicted of creating a public nuisance by posting an online comment about the possibility of a shooting at her son’s middle school.

  • In this April 18, 2016 photo, Jay Wallace, founder of Adventure Outdoors, poses for a portrait in Smyrna, Ga. Wallace was among a group of gun dealers once sued by then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg over allegations of allowing illegal sales of firearms. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

    Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science

    SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: “Don’t lie for the other guy.”