Author : The Associated Press
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action Fight By
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide
Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys
Soldier Faces Hearing In Killings Of Iraqi Boys By
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera has been charged with premeditated murder and faces a mandatory
Analysis: Weak US Hand In Ukraine Confrontation
Analysis: Weak US Hand In Ukraine Confrontation By
Nearly a quarter century after the Cold War ended, the crisis in Ukraine symbolizes the weak foreign policy hand the United States often finds itself playing despite its status as the only global superpower.
UN Heads Say Syria Aid Needs ‘Largely Unanswered’
UN Heads Say Syria Aid Needs ‘Largely Unanswered’ By
GENEVA — The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.5 billion in emergency funding for 2014 has been mostly ignored. With only $1.2 billion pledged, the agency heads are renewing their December appeal
Court Won’t Hear Fla. Employee Drug Testing Rule
Court Won’t Hear Fla. Employee Drug Testing Rule By
Since 2011, Rick Scott has been trying to mandate random drug tests for some 85,000 state workers, but the Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal.
Navajo Advocates Make Push For Junk Food Tax
Navajo Advocates Make Push For Junk Food Tax By
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The latest
Teen Stowaway Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security
Teen Stowaway Shows Holes In Vast Airport Security By
KAHULUI, Hawaii — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the
US Weighs Curbing Deportations
US Weighs Curbing Deportations By
WASHINGTON  — Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don’t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The change, if adopted following
High Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban
High Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban By
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to prohibit public colleges and universities
In West Bank, Israelis And Arabs Face Different Justice Systems
In West Bank, Israelis And Arabs Face Different Justice Systems By
The tale of the two teens provides a stark example of the vast disparities of Israel's justice system in the West Bank, a contested area at the heart of the elusive search for a lasting peace.