Growing grassroots movements confronting school sex assault

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed – sexual...

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

AP Photo/Evan Vucci AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas – though it may only apply to public schools. A broader...

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A transgender “bathroom bill” reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas – though it may only apply to public schools. A broader proposal mandating that...

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was invited to speak after Notre Dame...

DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he’s been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master’s thesis on homeland security, while...

Oklahoma crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state budget has been cut so deeply that two elementary schools in state Rep. Jason Dunnington’s district can no longer afford to pay for art teachers. A hospital is struggling after lawmakers axed a fund for...

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for...

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country’s current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that “churned up some of the ugliest realities” of American life will be temporary. Biden spoke...

New Islamic institute prioritizes outreach, education

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — When the Islamic Institute of America bought a Baptist church, the plan initially was to remove the pews – until the mosque’s leader objected, in part because he saw keeping the benches as a way of showing...

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them? The city will receive proposals from groups that want to take three of the monuments – the last is tied up in...