States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
Nobel laureate Malala condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy
2017-01-29 19:07:58 UTC
In a powerful statement, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy.
Donald Trump’s executive order which reportedly bans people from several majority-Muslim countries—along with his explicit promise to prioritize Ch...
Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington.
Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
When you finally listen to what your body is saying, it's beautiful.
2017-01-10 09:02:35 UTC
What if the cliché “new year, new you” was less about changing your body and more about accepting it?
It’s a message that Now Toronto, an alternative weekly in Toronto, Canada, has been trying to spread with its “Love Your Body” issue. The annu...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win
2016-12-05 05:01:52 UTC
<h2>Data Dive: U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win: civil rights group.</h2>
The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, acco...
U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta.
Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, ...
President Obama Just Gave the Speech America Needed Right Now
2016-11-10 04:55:08 UTC
President Barack Obama called on Americans to come together after a contentious presidential election, urging both Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday to take the high road and support Donald Trump in order to heal a deeply divided nation.
Mystery whale has scientists shocked
2016-08-04 07:39:07 UTC
Scientists discovered a new species of whale on the island of St. George, Alaska. This species of whale has never been seen alive and is yet to be named.
It turns out, according to new research published Tuesday, that this was not a Baird's bea...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on...
Will Britain fall into post-Brexit recession?
2016-06-28 07:56:12 UTC
Brexiters continually dismissed claims that the UK economy would suffer from a vote to leave the EU as establishment "scaremongering". Now we will see which side was right.
It was frequently noted during the referendum campaign that a "striking...
The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
By Bob Schneider,
The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
Muhammad Ali, Boxing Legend, Dead at 74
2016-06-04 07:29:48 UTC
Former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose record-setting boxing career, unprecedented flair for showmanship, and controversial stands made him one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, died on Friday aged 74.
Ali's death wa...
Muhammad Ali Timeline
2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporar...
Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
<h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i>
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private music...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab...
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer ...
Denver is Super Bowl 50 champion! - Denver vs. Carolina 24-10
2016-02-08 03:36:32 UTC
<strong>Santa Clara, California —</strong> The Denver Broncos won their third National Football League championship with a 24-10 upset victory over the top-seeded Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
The Broncos scored early and never ...
Singer David Bowie dies after 18-month battle with cancer
2016-01-11 19:17:17 UTC
David Bowie died peacefully surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
'While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.'
His latest album Blackst...
Canada welcomes Syrian refugees as U.S. Republicans foment fear against Muslims
2015-12-11 08:02:17 UTC
As U.S. Republicans foment fear, oppose Syrian refugees, reject everything that represents Islam, which is reminiscent of the persecution of Jews before WW II, Canada welcomes refugees and shows how to be a civilized society.
"This is a wonderf...