Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured another term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in Scotland's parliamentary elections but fell short of an outright majority.

  • Written by PAUL KELBIE, Associated Press

High swing that killed teen exempt from SC inspections

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A ropes course where a Florida teen died last summer was exempt from state inspections governing amusement rides, South Carolina regulators have concluded, a reversal of what they said immediately after her death.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

Pall of sex abuse investigations hangs over alumni weekends

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Between cocktails, campus tours and squash games, alumni visiting St. George's School for their annual reunion weekend will find something different this year: discussions about what has unfolded at the elite boarding school since December, when leaders acknowledged dozens of students were sexually abused in the past.

  • Written by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press