Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday. Continue reading
The debate over racial profiling — already a hot topic on many college campuses — gained renewed attention this weekend when Yale University police briefly detained a black male student Saturday evening. Continue reading
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration will soon decide whether to put a killer whale named Lolita who has been dubbed “the world’s loneliest orca” on the endangered species list. Researchers disagree over whether to give her that protection since she’ll most likely be released into the wild. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause power outages and flight cancellations between Monday and Wednesday.
Colorado colleges may soon begin growing their own weed — that is, if a group of state officials have their way — in order to study more in-depth the drug’s health affects.
President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain, as a wilderness area. Continue reading
Two passenger planes were safely escorted by fighter jets to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Saturday afternoon, following bomb threats posted online. Continue reading
A three-judge panel on Friday declared a North Carolina man innocent after he had served almost 40 years of a life sentence for a 1976 double murder. Continue reading
Banks, popularly known to fans as “Mr. Cub,” joined the team as its first black player in 1953. He hit 512 career home runs throughout his 19-season career with the Cubs and was famous for his catchphrase, “Let’s play two,” which adorns his statue at Wrigley Field. Continue reading