China closes 66 ‘illegal’ golf courses

China’s Communist rulers have turned against the exclusive sport of golf with the government saying nearly 70 “illegal” courses have been closed, seemingly enforcing a decade-old ban for the first time. The announcement by the ministry of land and resources comes amid a high-profile anti-graft campaign spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, which has seen crackdowns […]

Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” following 16 years […]

Michelle Obama declares ‘Black Girls Rock!’

First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful,” Obama told […]

‘Exclusively for white people’ stickers put on Austin stores

Employees at several Austin businesses have found stickers saying “exclusively for white people” placed on their windows, sparking an investigation into their origin and condemnation from the mayor. Mayor Steve Adler said the stickers discovered Wednesday morning were “an appalling and offensive display of ignorance in our city.” The stickers also say “Maximum of 5 […]

Stephen A. Smith: ‘What I dream is that for one election … every black person in America vote Republican’

ESPN ‘First Take’ host says it would send strong message to GOP ESPN host Stephen A. Smith says that if every African-American voted Republican for one election, it would send a strong message to the GOP that their vote is important. “What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in […]

Suspect in Ferguson, Missouri shooting of police bruised: lawyer says

A lawyer for the man accused of wounding two policemen during a protest rally outside the Ferguson, Missouri, police headquarters last week said on Monday his client was beaten when he was taken into custody, an allegation police called “completely false.” Jeffrey L. Williams, 20, had bruising across his back, on both shoulders and his […]

Missouri lieutenant governor: ‘There is more racism in the Justice Department’ than in the St. Louis area

Missouri’s lieutenant governor lashed out at the Justice Department on Monday, accusing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration of racism in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in Ferguson last year. “There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere […]

Grisly police photos from Ferguson shooting spark emotional response

Bloody crime scene photos released after the shooting of two police officers at a Ferguson protest on Thursday are a fresh reminder that there are people at the heart of a conflict that is so often described in symbols: black vs. white, protestor against police. St. Louis County Police shared a series of images on […]

Texas severs group’s 110-year management of Alamo

Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic’s 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday. In the statement, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress. The management of […]

Cuba looks north to US farmers for help with food crisis

The rust-red fields stretched for miles in the Cuban sun, garlic shoots and beetroot leaves waving gently in the spring breeze. Pink piglets nosed for scraps under the admiring gaze of former President Ronald Reagan’s first secretary of agriculture and about a dozen other U.S. farmers and trade officials who may represent Cuba’s best hope […]


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