North Carolina university committee swiftly passes policy change that could cut diversity staff

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The future of diversity, equity and inclusion staff jobs in North Carolina's public university system could be at stake after...

Bond denied for 4 ‘God’s Misfits’ defendants in the killing of 2 Kansas women

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GUYMON, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ordered public defenders to represent four members of an anti-government group who appeared in court Wednesday on...

Lab chief faces sentencing in Michigan 12 years after fatal US meningitis outbreak

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — Days after a routine injection to ease back pain, Donna Kruzich and a friend drove across the border to Canada...

Things to know as courts and legislatures act on transgender kids’ rights

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Three court rulings across the U.S. this week delved into laws restricting the rights of transgender kids, including the first time the U.S. Supreme...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its...

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NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied...

Bob Graham, ex-US senator and Florida governor, dies at 87

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. and two-term Florida Gov. Bob Graham, who gained national prominence as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee...

Four people shot — one fatally — in the Bronx by shooters on scooters

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NEW YORK (AP) — Four people were shot — one fatally — on a street corner in the Bronx Tuesday evening by shooters riding...

New leader of Jesse Jackson’s civil rights organization steps down just months on the...

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Dallas pastor who took over leadership of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s longtime civil rights organization resigned Tuesday just months after...

Arkansas lawmakers question governor’s staff about purchase of $19,000 lectern cited by audit

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday pointedly questioned Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' staff about the $19,000 purchase of a lectern that...

Closure of troubled California prison won’t happen before each inmate’s status is reviewed

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The planned closure of a federal women's prison in California notorious for staff-on-inmate sexual abuse won't occur before each inmate’s...