A teenager involved in a fight at a party on Aug. 7 accepted responsibility for his actions and admitted he was going down the wrong path befo…

House Republicans have narrowly passed legislation that would fulfill a campaign promise to give parents a role in what’s taught in public schools. It has little chance in the Democrat-run Senate and critics say it would propel a far-right movement that has led to book bans, restrictions aimed at transgender students and raucous school board meetings across the country. Speaker Kevin McCarthy made the “Parents' Bill of Rights Act” a priority during the early weeks of his tenure. Friday's vote was an early test of unity for House Republicans, who have a thin majority.

The NFL will consider significant changes to the kicking game, with the competition committee proposing that the league adopt the college rule that allows touchbacks on fair catches of kickoffs and moving the touchback spot on punts to the 25-yard line. NFL executive Troy Vincent says the competition committee looked at various rules on kickoffs in college and the spring leagues to try to reduce injuries on what is one of the more dangerous plays.

Two familiar faces from St. Louis’ run to the NL Central title last season aren’t around anymore as the Cardinals attempt to become the division’s first repeat champion in six years. The retirements of Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols leave the Cardinals having to replace two likely Hall of Famers. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol says Molina and Pujols did much to assure the club's winning culture would endure after their departures. St. Louis is the favorite in a division that hasn’t had a team finish first in back-to-back seasons since the Chicago Cubs in 2016 and 2017.

The 2023 Women's World Cup is set to drive faster progress in women’s soccer. And soccer elections in Europe next month also have a global audience for a potential breakthrough in gender equity. Women soccer executives taking part in an annual joint FIFA-UEFA leadership course in Switzerland this month are keenly waiting for the result of votes. On April 5 women will be challenging men for seats on the ruling committees at both soccer bodies at the UEFA congress in Portugal.

ImlerPhyllis M. Imler, 81, of Imler, passed away on Thursday, …

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