Colorado town's ban on topless women put on hold by judge

AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge has blocked a college town’s law against women going topless, saying the law is likely unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said Tuesday that Fort Collins’ ordinance is based on gender...

Texas, Trump administration seek to delay voter ID hearing

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas’ attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state’s voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald...

Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch, according to prosecutors. The...

'Monster' ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a “god.” Roughly...

Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They’re the remnants of what was...

College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board said it’s reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for...

Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

DENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor. From Maine to Montana,...

Fearful immigrants take steps to protect families from Trump

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....

Former USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sexual assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A doctor who specialized in treating female gymnasts at Michigan State University and through the elite USA Gymnastics organization was charged Wednesday with sexual assault. Dr. Larry Nassar was charged in two Michigan counties. Online records show...

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

AP Photo/Mel Evans CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation’s opioid-addiction crisis. In Kentucky, which has...