Category Archives: sports

Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

By Liz Goodwin Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who committ similar crimes—an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable. Continue reading

Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

By Andrew Romano The 2014 Colorado governor’s race wasn’t supposed to be like this. It wasn’t even supposed to be a race. On one side was the overwhelming favorite: current Democratic Gov Continue reading

Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan Wednesday, Oct. Continue reading

Royals slip past A’s in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Continue reading

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam’s holiest city Mecca

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam’s holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. Continue reading

Tim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions do’s, don’ts

Fashion guru Tim Gunn joins design experts for a forum on first ladies and fashion, looking at the first ladies’ style and their influence in the fashion world, at the National Archives in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 Continue reading

Details of presidential security breaches evolve

By EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by House lawmakers on Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another security breach that occurred just days before a knife-carrying Army veteran climbed over the White House fence and sprinted into the executive mansion. On Sept Continue reading

What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some states would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A Supreme Court decision to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in 11 more states to get married because appellate rulings affecting those states would take effect immediately. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Continue reading

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

In this Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 photo, Aiden Crott, 7, center, helps Daniel Hernadez, 5, with his ScratchJr iPad program while Talia Levitt, 7, right, works with hers at the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School in Medford, Mass Continue reading