Even in the Ivy League, Black men are still subject to racial profiling

Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow tackled the complexities of police interaction in a lengthy op-ed pegged to a Montana police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed methamphetamine user. The African American writer cited the incident as just one example of how complicated police interaction can be, and the types of […]

Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure ‘critically important’

The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was “critically important” to improve the country’s infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program “60 Minutes.” House Speaker John Boehner said he agreed with the White House there was room […]

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: ‘I’m ready’ for White House run

Conceding there was more “excitement than preparation” for his first presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday declared himself ready for a second White House run should he decide to enter the crowded 2016 Republican field. “I don’t shy away from the fact that I have been preparing. Preparation’s done. I’m ready,” he said […]

Cosby’s Denver show draws protests

The show must go on. That was the message Bill Cosby sent Saturday night as the embattled comedian performed back-to-back shows in the Mile High city. Cosby, 77, was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as he walked on stage wearing a gray sweatsuit with the words “Hello Friend” written on the front. Cosby […]

New York Governor Cuomo to lead trade mission to Cuba

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will lead one of the first trade missions to Cuba from the United States since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions on the Communist-ruled Caribbean island, his office confirmed on Saturday. The Democratic governor will be promoting an initiative which seeks to attract foreign investment to New York […]

Some in GOP worry House hopeful could hurt diversity effort

Eager to attract more minority voters, some Republicans are worried that their party’s near-certain candidate for a House seat in New York City could become the latest drag on GOP diversity efforts. Daniel Donovan seems sure to become the Republican nominee in a special election in the 11th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and […]

Medicare aims to improve coordinating seniors’ chronic care

Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s. Starting this month, Medicare will pay primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors — those with multiple chronic illnesses — even if they don’t have […]

Nine days later, bodies still litter bushes from Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest’ massacre

The attackers sped into a Nigerian town with grenade launchers — their gunfire and explosions shattering the early morning calm. As terrified residents scattered into bushes in Baga town and surrounding villages, the gunmen unloaded motorcycles from their trucks and followed in hot pursuit. Residents hid under scant brush. Bullets pierced them. Many who tried […]

Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day

By the end of today, an average of six people will have died from alcohol poisoning, and it’s a “surprising group” that’s dying more than any other, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That adds up to an average of 2,221 people in the United States — a conservative […]

George Zimmerman arrested on suspected domestic violence

George Zimmerman — acquitted by a Florida jury over the death of Trayvon Martin — was arrested in Florida on suspicion of aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon, local authorities said. The 31-year-old Florida resident was arrested Friday by police in Lake Mary at about 10 p.m. and booked into the John E. […]


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