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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...
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — After four brutally difficult hours and some surprising eliminations, ten spellers are left in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scripps made some rule changes to make the competition more difficult, and it was evident in the first round Thursday morning,...
A tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for about 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister. The Storm Prediction Center says most tornadoes last less...
WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor replacing its football coach and president as part of its response to a report examining how the university handled sexual assault complaints (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Baylor says a review of how it handles sexual assault complaints...
Legislation has been proposed in states across the country addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including some proposals that critics say would legalize discrimination. Many of the proposals would protect clergy, businesses and those who...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University's board of regents said Thursday that it will fire football coach Art Briles and re-assign university President Kenneth Starr amid questions over the school's handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The nation's largest Baptist...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police searched Thursday for a man captured on surveillance footage firing a gun at a hip-hop concert where artist T.I. was set to perform. Four people were shot, one of them fatally. A fistfight that started on an upper floor of Manhattan's Irving Plaza concert...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most. The draft rule released Thursday spells...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for a halt of administrative investigations into how two state agencies dealt with the Flint drinking water crisis, after being warned...