Wildfires continue to burn hundreds of square miles across several states, destroying homes and killing three. Despite hundreds of firefighters' attempts to battle the flames, most of the fires remain less than 50 percent contained.
New Mexico attorney general Hector Balderas announced an investigation into how Jason Martinez, who faces sexual assault charges, was hired by Albuquerque's public school district before completing a background check.
Sweet Briar's feel-good story is being watched closely in higher education circles. The school's rescue is being celebrated as an inspiration for other suffering but scrappy liberal arts colleges, even as its long-term viability remains uncertain.