Ferguson braces for finding on shooting of unarmed black teen

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, prepared on Wednesday for a grand jury report expected soon on the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white policeman, an event that laid bare long-simmering racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. Many businesses […]

Nevada has highest proportion of illegal immigrants in U.S.: study

Nevada has the highest proportion of illegal immigrants of any U.S. state at 7.6 percent of its population while the number of illegal immigrants nationwide is leveling off at about 11.2 million, according to a study released on Tuesday. The study by the Pew Research Center looked at U.S. illegal immigrant population trends over a […]

East Coast popular for immigrants in US illegally

Immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania were among seven states to register gains in unauthorized immigrants from 2009 to 2012, even as the total number of immigrants here in the U.S. unlawfully was […]

Report: Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of rape

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, telling “Entertainment Tonight” in an interview aired on Tuesday that the comedian raped her. Dickinson is the latest of a handful of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault — allegations the comedian has repeatedly said are untrue. He has never been prosecuted. In […]

2 GOP presidents acted unilaterally on immigration

Two presidents have acted unilaterally on immigration — and both were Republican. Ronald Reagan and his successor George H.W. Bush extended amnesty to family members who were not covered by the last major overhaul of immigration law in 1986. Neither faced the political uproar widely anticipated if and when President Barack Obama uses his executive […]

Doctor with Ebola dies at Nebraska hospital

A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated at a US hospital for Ebola has died, the Nebraska Medical Center said Monday. “We are extremely sorry to announce that the third patient we’ve cared for with the Ebola virus, Dr. Martin Salia, has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the […]

Early snow falls on northern U.S., cold sweeping south

An arctic blast began to dump heavy snow in parts of the northern Rockies, Plains and the Great Lakes regions on Monday and meteorologists said temperatures are expected to plummet throughout the United States. In Minnesota, police said dozens of car crashes marked the season’s first snow as drivers struggled with slippery roads. The National […]

Another Arizona immigration law struck down

Arizona’s frustrations over federal enforcement of the state’s border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state’s experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts. A ruling Friday that struck down the state’s 2005 immigrant smuggling law marks the latest in a […]

U.S. top court does not act yet on Obamacare subsidies challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took no action on a closely watched case that challenges a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law and could limit the availability of federal health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. The legal fight concerns whether the subsidies vital to the implantation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act […]

Kmart opens before breakfast on Thanksgiving

Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Turkey Day, beating most other big box retailers to the punch. Sears (SHLD), which is owned by the same company, as well as Macy’s (M) and Kohl’s (KSS) aren’t opening their doors until 6 p.m. that evening. Other stores, including Costco (COST) and Nordstrom (JWN), have said they’ll […]


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