Ukrainians Urge US, EU To Get On Same Wavelength March 8, 2014
PARIS (AP) — Two potential Ukrainian presidential contenders are urging the U.S. and European Union to stick to a single, tough stance against Russia over its military incursion into Crimea. While Washington is imposing sanctions and strongly criticizing Moscow, the EU has taken softer measures. Some European countries are wary of antagonizing Russia, a major energy supplier and trade partner, and anything that might lead to war on this continent. Former boxer Vitali Klitschko and magnate Petro
Deputy Accused Of Illegal Stops On Highway
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada sheriff’s deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits. Two men who were traveling alone through northern Nevada’s high desert last year offer strikingly similar accounts of their stops by the same Humboldt County deputy near the town of Winnemucca, about 165 miles east of Reno. Neither search
Venezuelan Middle Class Seeks Refuge In Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000. Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan. Salamanca had no family or business contacts in the U.S. No property he’d purchased on a previous trip. No idea where the children might attend school. “Once we started getting threats, we couldn’t take it anymore,” he
Hagel’s Defense Cuts Won’t Gut The Military
5 myths, busted.
Half Of Millennials More Likely To Lean Democratic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they’re more likely than not to lean to the left. Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last decade. In addition, young adults tend to be single and churchless
Police Caught Robbing Illegal Immigrants During Traffic Stops
After getting pulled over in what they believed to be routine traffic stops, some Latinos claim to have had money stolen. It wasn’t until a police officer was arrested for such a crime that they were comfortable coming forward.
The Blurred Lines Between Sexting And Child Porn
With technology moving faster than laws, there’s a gray area of whether teens sending nude pictures via text message constitutes child porn distribution or not.
House Oversight Screaming Match Shows How Dysfunctional Congress Has Become (Video)
Rather than get to the truth in an IRS investigation, a House Oversight hearing devolves into a screaming match on Wednesday.
Critics Give New SAT Reforms Failing Score
With clear discrepancies between how test takers from various socioeconomic backgrounds perform on the SAT, is taking out a mandatory essay section and removing trigonometry going to be enough to level the playing field?
Charges Dismissed Against Journalist Barrett Brown
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas today filed a motion to dismiss 11 charges against Barrett Brown in a criminal prosecution that would have had massive implications for journalism and the right of ordinary people to share links. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written extensively about the case and had planned to file an amicus brief on Monday on behalf of several reporters groups arguing for the dismissal of the indictment. Brown, an independent journalist, was