WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1999, a fresh-faced state senator on Chicago’s South Side heard constituents complain that police were free to pull over drivers because they were black. So Barack Obama proposed a bill to tackle racial profiling.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A bombing outside a mosque near the royal palaces has rattled Bahrain, prompting authorities and main opposition groups in the violence-wracked Gulf kingdom to denounce the attack.
No one was injured in the blast,
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned huge swaths of wilderness has turned toward the mountain community of Idyllwild, leaving the town of artists, inns and outdoorsmen virtually empty in a summer tourist season when it’s
PATNA, India (AP) — A doctor says post-mortem reports on the 22 children who died after eating a school lunch in eastern India show that insecticide was either in the food or cooking oil.
Patna Medical College hospital
NEW YORK (AP) — Cooler temperatures are within sight but likely not soon enough and cool enough for a large swath of the country hit with dangerously high temperatures for days as the largest heat wave of the
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president’s health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.
IDYLLWILD, California (AP) — People fled from thousands of homes as a wildfire pushed toward Southern California mountain communities.
Evacuation orders affected some 2,200 homes and 6,000 residents and visitors, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Carol Jandrall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to counter Republicans intent on repealing his health care law, President Barack Obama will argue that it’s working and hold up as proof half a billion dollars in rebates insurance companies are sending to
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is ready to make the final tweaks to its Republican-led rewrite of the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law that governs every school in the country that receives federal education dollars.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate was poised Thursday to approve President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Labor Department after lawmakers, by the thinnest of margins, voted to remove obstacles blocking the confirmation while honoring a bipartisan pact