Saturday, September 22, 2018

Nation & World

Detroit school district turns off tap water

Detroit school district turns off tap water

DETROIT — Some 50,000 Detroit public school students will start the school year today by drinking water from coolers, not fountains, after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper — the latest setback in a state already dealing with the con...
Updated one month ago

New York green cab drivers see red over Uber, Lyft

NEW YORK — Mohammed Uddin was having a bad day, and it was only lunchtime. He was fourth in line at a green-taxi stand in Astoria, Queens, and not happy about it.But he was not waiting for a green cab to pull up. He was in a line of green cabs waitin...
Updated one month ago
Hearings to begin for Trump high court pick

Hearings to begin for Trump high court pick

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee today begins what is expected to be a four-day hearing on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the Supreme Court’s 114th justice.The senators and Kavanaugh will make opening st...
Updated one month ago

China pledges $60B in aid, loans to African nations

BEIJING — Chinese president Xi Jinping announced $60 billion in aid and loans for Africa on Monday while hosting more than 40 of the continent’s leaders in Beijing, saying that the money came with no expectation of anything in return.Beijing pushed b...
Updated one month ago
Trump blasts attorney general: ‘Good job Jeff’

Trump blasts attorney general: ‘Good job Jeff’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in midterm jeopardy with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen. In his latest broadside ag...
Updated one month ago
Journalists sentenced for investigating massacre of Rohingya in Myanmar

Journalists sentenced for investigating massacre of Rohingya in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Two journalists in Myanmar were convicted Monday under a colonial-era state secrets law and sentenced to seven years in prison for investigating the army’s attacks against Rohingya Muslims, in a case widely seen as a test of the cou...
Updated one month ago
Gualtieri wants Parkland report public

Gualtieri wants Parkland report public

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who is chairman of the Florida state commission investigating the Parkland school shooting, says he wants to make the commission’s entire report public, without any of the attempts at secrecy that led to court f...
Updated one month ago
Rosie the Riveter isn’t who you think she is

Rosie the Riveter isn’t who you think she is

Ask most Americans today to describe Rosie the Riveter and they’ll think of the young woman from the "We Can Do It!" poster, her right arm flexed, her blue work shirt’s sleeves rolled up, her black hair pulled back under a red, polka-dot headscarf, h...
Updated one month ago
Photos ended child labor

Photos ended child labor

He arrived at the coal mines, textile mills and industrial factories dressed in a three-piece suit. He wooed those in charge, asking to be let in. He was just a humble Bible salesman, he claimed, who wanted to spread the good word to the laborers ins...
Updated one month ago

‘Where is the collusion?’

WASHINGTON — The news out of the Russia investigation can seem relentless, a nonstop torrent of indictments, plea deals and legal maneuvering. President Donald Trump regularly calls the investigation a "witch hunt" and denies any wrongdoing. "Where i...
Updated one month ago