Black Captain America leads comic book diversity

For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society. The new Captain America is black. A Superman who is suspiciously similar to President Barack Obama recently headlined a comic book. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is […]

Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospital record systems

The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated changes in how U.S. hospitals address the threat of infectious diseases, say health IT companies and industry experts. After more than five years and a $25 billion investment of federal money to move U.S. medical records out of paper files and […]

2015 Acura ILX

With many luxury brands now dipping into the accessible end of the entry-level premium market, can Acura compete with a vehicle that is both affordable and desirable? That’s exactly what the 2015 Acura ILX aims to do—attract hip retirees and up-and-coming young professional—with its somewhat sporty, fuel-efficient small sedan. And, it comes with the service […]

Report: Secret Service stretched ‘beyond its limits’

The Secret Service is stretched “beyond its limits” and needs more training, more staff and a director from outside its ranks — and the White House needs a better fence — an independent review has found. An eight-page executive summary of the report, produced by a panel of four outside experts appointed by the Department […]

Obama acts boldly on Cuba, with eye on legacy

While campaigning in 2008, Barack Obama said it was time to come up with a new US policy towards Cuba. Now, with two years left in his second term in the White House, he has finally acted. The president has broken with a half century of seeking to isolate Cuba by announcing plans to restore […]

Kobe talks about the fire needed to catch Jordan

All these years, Kobe Bryant has been chasing Michael Jordan. The bar doesn’t get any higher than that. And after Bryant passed Jordan for third on the NBA’s career scoring list in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 100-94 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, he offered a glimpse into the relentless mentality it takes […]

Prosecutor releases more Ferguson documents

A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that he had seen Brown get shot in the back. St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said the newly released records were inadvertently excluded from […]

Bryant has 3 TD catches, Cowboys beat Eagles 38-27

Dez Bryant backed up his bravado in a big way. Bryant had a career-best three touchdown receptions, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 after wasting a 21-0 lead. DeMarco Murray had a pair of TD runs to help the Cowboys (10-4) move ahead of the Eagles (9-5) into first place […]

OPEC isn’t scared of $40 oil

OPEC won’t rush to cut oil production even if prices fall as low as $40 per barrel, one of the cartel’s members said Sunday. The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates told Bloomberg at a Dubai conference that the middle eastern oil producers believe “the market will stabilize itself.” “We are not going to […]

The median wealth for whites in the US is nearly $142,000. For blacks, it’s $11,000.

Everyone knows inequality is growing in the US, but a new Pew report shows how stark that divide is by race and ethnicity: the median household headed by a white person has a net worth 13 times greater than the median black-headed household. And for whites and Hispanics, the gap is tenfold. In both cases, […]


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