- Jets cut 12 players, including 5 wide receivers
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released 12 players, including five wide receivers, reducing their roster to 78 a day after defeating the Giants 28-18.
- New ND law bolsters student journalists' free speech rights
Journalism students returning to North Dakota public schools this fall will be able to do their jobs at high school and college newspapers with stronger free-speech protections thanks to a new state law that observers are hoping will also spur changes nationwide.
- Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant
CHICAGO (AP) — The owner of Illinois' 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations Exelon Corp. has said are in danger of closing if lawmakers don't approve a surcharge on electric bills to boost profits.
- 'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises
NEW YORK (AP) — "Straight Outta Compton" marked three consecutive weekends atop the box office, while the Christian drama "War Room" proved an unexpected success.
- Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops
PINE TREE, Ark. (AP) — Farmers should expect to see an unusually dense wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state.
- Italy's Eni finds 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt
ROME (AP) — The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 11
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 200, officials in the kingdom said.
- Crews continue work on White River Junction slide-in bridge
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials say drivers heading northbound on Interstate 91 in White River Junction should continue to find alternate routes while bridge replacement work continues.
- When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.
- Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.
- How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?
For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and fees that come with attending school.
- New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion
CINCINNATI (AP) — The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers.
- A timeline of Texas' 30 years of school finance legal fights
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit challenging how Texas pays for its public schools will soon reach the state Supreme Court — the sixth time since 1984. Here's a look at major milestones in 30-plus years of legal battles:
- Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas' latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there's still no end in sight.
- General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.