Louisiana repeals century-old voter registration requirement

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has repealed a century-old state law that required naturalized citizens to provide proof of their citizenship when they registered to vote, a change that effectively resolves a lawsuit's discrimination claims.

  • Written by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Ousted Baylor president Starr resigns from chancellor role

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players.


2 people shot on UCLA campus, school says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people were shot on the UCLA campus Wednesday, but the conditions of the victims were not yet known, a university spokeswoman said.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Woman pulls casket for miles for mental health awareness

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman is walking 80 miles while pulling a casket from her home to the state Capitol to raise awareness of mental health issues, including suicide and addiction.

  • Written by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press

UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. children's fund on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants in the battle for Fallujah to spare the children, the most vulnerable among the tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped by the fighting for control of this city west of Baghdad.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press