Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving. Continue reading
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday amid allegations that his fiancee used his influence to secure contracts for her energy consulting business. In Iraq, Islamic State militants attacked a major base west of Baghdad where 400 U.S. marines are training. Iraqi fighters killed the assailants. Continue reading
American Ted Ligety won the giant slalom race at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado today. Fifth after the first run, he came back to beat rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria by nearly half a second. This is the third consecutive time he’s taken gold in the event.
Justin Giuliano, Arielle Newton and Alisha Acquaye want you to rethink how America celebrates Black History Month. Continue reading
David Carr, the gravelly-voiced veteran of the New York Times media beat has died at 58. After collapsing at the newspaper’s office in Manhattan on Thursday night, he was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was declared dead. Earlier … Continue reading
“I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I saw the ticket and checked it,” she said.
SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. Continue reading
New research published in the journal Science Advances finds that the American Southwest and Great Plains in the 21st century risk the worst drought conditions in more than 1,000 years. By 2050, the U.S. could surpass the “mega-drought” conditions of the 12th and 13th centuries, with severe droughts lasting multiple decades. Continue reading