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.
Alabama cop may lose medal earned for shooting suspect after video shows he was lying about mans gun
Travis Gettys Officer Daniel Aguirre was awarded a medal earlier this year after shooting a robbery suspect during an arrest but a newly released video shows he was lying. The Birmingham Police Department temporarily rescinded the Combat Cross Medal late Tuesday awarded to Aguirre in May after AL.com published a dashboard camera video obtained
Bethania Palma Markus GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump battled with CNN host Chris Cuomo over whether or not the media treats him fairly, with Cuomo growing more visibly frustrated with his guest as Trump laid into Cuomos colleague. New Day host Cuomo insisted that Trump doesnt have a good case that the media is mean
Bethania Palma Markus A woman killed the man accused of sexually assaulting and abducting her, AL.com reports. Jeremy Arnold Ford, 25, was shot dead by a woman who said he forced her into an apartment where he raped her, authorities told AL.com. They found the victim in the complex parking lot and Ford dead inside
Alan Yuhas, The Guardian Democrat Kevin Steele won election as district attorney in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday, a result that could lead to charges against Bill Cosby in a decade-old sex assault complaint. Steele defeated Republican Bruce Castor, who had declined as district attorney in 2005 to bring charges in the Cosby case. Steele has
Annie Waldman, ProPublica For-profit universities have had another rough year, with big players facing federal scrutiny for everything from predatory loans to outright fraud. Now attention is turning to the schools accreditors. Accreditors are supposed to make sure that schools provide students with a quality education. They are not government agencies, but wield enormous power: