URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players have sued the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment.
The players accuse the coaches of holding segregated practices and using more severe discipline for black players, among other things, since Bollant was hired in 2012.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court names...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.
That's what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. The researchers suggest that 18 large holes on its surface are sinkholes, created by the collapse of its surface into a porous interior.
Some pits are hundreds of yards deep, which gives glimpses of the comet...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Purple Heart medals have been awarded to the family of an Arkansas soldier who was killed and to another soldier who was wounded in a shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center in 2009.
The awards presented during a ceremony Monday at the Arkansas State Capitol followed a six-year fight to honor the men.
Pvt. William Long of Conway was killed and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula (EEZ'-uh-gway-luh) of Jacksonville was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will recommend that Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, a commander who served in Iraq's western province during one of the most violent periods of the war, be named the next commandant of the Marine Corps.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the recommendation yet.
Neller was deputy commander in Anbar province from 2005-2007. That region has again...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he's "doing great" and getting things done from the hospital.
Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning that he's starting the last day of his first round of 24-hour therapy. The governor posted a photo of himself with his wife and daughter in the hospital. He is expected to leave the hospital Wednesday night.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1R49Hui ) that Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on the vessel, knocking Frickman over and landing on her legs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' former stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name.
The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/qfxaleb) reports that according to an Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw, Jewell reiterated that position to Mayor Muriel Bowser during a meeting in late April.