Reuters More than half of black millennials have either experienced police violence or harassment, or know someone who has, but they are more optimistic about the possibility of political change than their non-black peers, a study said on Wednesday. The report by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicagos Center for Study of
Anti-Muslim militia warns against refugee invasion at Idaho statehouse: This isnt some made-up crap!
Travis Gettys An Idaho militia group protested the arrival of Syrian refugees by issuing dark warnings based on anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. The III% Idaho group rallied Monday outside the statehouse in Boise, where about 100 anti-government activists, many wearing flak jackets and other armor, waved American flags and banners promoting their pro-gun militia group, reported
Reuters Opponents of a voter initiative that would have legalized marijuana in Ohio celebrated their crushing victory on Wednesday as advocates of legalization said they see a better chance for victory in five other states next year. Marijuana legalization in Ohio won only 36 percent of the vote on Tuesday, failing even in large urban
Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee suggested that one way Congress could stop the Obama administration from extending visas to immigrants is to cut off funding to the White House. According to a video clip procured by Right Wing Watch, Huckabee was reacting to Newsmax hosts who said President Obama
Reuters An attacker stabbed five people on the campus of a California university on Wednesday and was later shot and killed by police, school officials said. The University of California Merced put out several short statements on Twitter saying the campus had been locked down after the morning incident and classes were canceled. It urged
Bernie Sanders new climate change bill would halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands
Reuters Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled a climate-change bill that would crack down on fossil fuel extraction, a move sure to please activists who want party front-runner Hillary Clinton to make the same commitment. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, wants to halt new leases for fossil fuel extraction on public lands
Reuters A former U.S. State Department counterterrorism official was sentenced on Wednesday to 32 months in prison for surreptitiously filming women in their Washington homes, prosecutors said. Daniel Rosen, 45, of Washington, was sentenced in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on six counts of voyeurism and five counts of stalking, the U.S.
Reuters The United States formally denied a request on Wednesday to pause the review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, a decision expected to lead to the projects rejection by the Obama administration. TransCanada Corps request for a delay was seen by many as an attempt to avert a rejection from an increasingly environmentally
Catholic school teacher busted after showing student picture of naked man instead of himself as Santa
Bethania Palma Markus A Catholic school student who was simply hoping to see a picture of her catechism teacher in a Santa Claus costume, but she ended up seeing a picture of a nude man instead, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Daryle Rodriguez, 71, was arrested after allegedly showing the fourth grader the picture. He is
David J. Krajicek, AlterNet Najee Rivera admits he panicked on the night two white Philadelphia cops pulled over his motor scooter in El Centro de Oro, a Latino ghetto in the citys Fairhill section. To be honest, I was afraid, Rivera said. I saw them get out of their car with nightsticks. I heard one of
Reuters A pre-Halloween pumpkin carving party may have caused a norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100 students, teachers and staff at an Oregon Catholic school, a public health official said on Wednesday. Officials may never be able to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak, which prompted OHara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon,
Reuters Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday threatened to withhold state grant money to Dallas County if the Democratic sheriff there does not detain undocumented immigrants as requested by federal authorities. Analysts said the warning that extended to sheriffs across the state was mostly aimed at placating Republicans, many of whom want a special