- Diversity training will be required for Missouri freshmen Updated: Oct-09-15 5:01 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - All freshmen at the University of Missouri will be required to undergo diversity training, beginning in January.
- Probable cause hearing in student rape case postponed Updated: Oct-09-15 4:31 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A probable cause hearing has been postponed in the case of a former teacher and football coach charged with sexually assaulting a student and making child pornography.
- French labor tensions ease as garbage collector strike ends Updated: Oct-09-15 4:29 am
PARIS - Air France is resuming negotiations with pilots' unions over hotly contested job cuts, and Paris garbage collectors have ended a smelly strike, soothing developments at the end of a week of high labor tensions.
- Suspended cop ordered held without bail after second arrest Updated: Oct-09-15 4:28 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A suspended Providence police officer has been ordered to be held without bail and evaluated for mental health and substance abuse after he was charged with sending threatening text messages to his doctor.
- Nonprofit wants Knox County to stop censoring inmate mail Updated: Oct-09-15 4:15 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A nonprofit group that advocates for prisoners' rights says Knox County is censoring its mail to inmates, and it's seeking a court order to stop the practice.
- East Central Community College latest to become smoke-free Updated: Oct-09-15 4:08 am
DECATUR, Mississippi - East Central Community College will become the next state institution to ban tobacco anywhere on campus.
- AP WAS THERE: 20 years ago Million Man March drew many to DC Updated: Oct-09-15 4:05 am
WASHINGTON - EDITOR'S NOTE: Two decades ago, the "Million Man March" in Washington, D.C., wanted to show the world that black lives matter.
- The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece Updated: Oct-09-15 4:01 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- Role of blacks in Mormon faith topic of conference Updated: Oct-09-15 3:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Issues of race and diversity with the Mormon faith have bubbled up again after the church selected three white men last weekend to fill vacancies on a high-level governing body - a disappointment to many who hoped for an infusion of diversity.
- Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit Updated: Oct-09-15 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.
- Police: Multiple shots fired into Cleveland State apartment Updated: Oct-09-15 3:31 am
CLEVELAND - Cleveland police say they're looking for a suspect who fired numerous shots at an apartment building on the campus of Cleveland State University.
- Madison high school to name gender-neutral homecoming court Updated: Oct-09-15 2:05 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A Madison high school is switching to a gender-neutral homecoming court in an effort to make transgender and gender nonconforming students feel more comfortable.
- Death row in Texas gets its first new inmate of the year Updated: Oct-09-15 2:05 am
HOUSTON - Texas' death row is getting its first inmate of 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
- Appeals court sides with California regents in UCLA attack Updated: Oct-09-15 1:25 am
LOS ANGELES - A state appeals court says a woman who was attacked by a classmate at UCLA cannot hold the university responsible.
- Yuma sheriff: Feds let go immigrants who commit crimes Updated: Oct-09-15 1:23 am
TUCSON, Arizona - Yuma County is footing the bill to prosecute immigrants arrested by federal agents but not charged by the federal government, the sheriff's office said in a scathing letter on Thursday.
- California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding Updated: Oct-09-15 12:14 am
LONG BEACH, California - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego - but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
- LA school district suspends campus film shoots Updated: Oct-08-15 11:23 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Unified School District has temporarily banned movie and TV filming on campuses after a report that some shoots disrupted activities and damaged school equipment.
- Australia in talks to send refugees to the Philippines Updated: Oct-08-15 11:13 pm
SYDNEY - Australia is in talks to send refugees who try to reach its shores illegally to the Philippines, the immigration minister said Friday.
- Anti-abortion activist says video operation cost $120,000 Updated: Oct-08-15 8:23 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The head of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue boasted Thursday that his organization and the Center for Medical Progress are "taking down" Planned Parenthood on a $120,000 budget, the amount raised over three years for the undercover video operation that has set off a national debate over use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
- NY minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home Updated: Oct-08-15 8:21 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's effort to enact a $15 wage for all workers faces vocal opposition at home.
- Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
- EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders Updated: Oct-08-15 6:56 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.
- Chicago officials say cab strike over Uber had little impact Updated: Oct-08-15 6:55 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers.
- Serbia snatches 2-0 win in Albania in tense Euro qualifier Updated: Oct-08-15 6:48 pm
ELBASAN, Albania - Serbia snatched a late 2-0 over Albania with injury-time goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Adem Ljajic, stunning the hosts in a tense European qualifier.
- Salt Lake City mayoral candidates square off in debate Updated: Oct-08-15 6:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and challenger Jackie Biskupski squared off in a debate Thursday that covered issues ranging from the renovation of the airport to police dealings with the homeless.