Police chief fired instantly after calling controversial press conference Police chief fired instantly after calling controversial press conference
Ella Vincent - 16 hours ago
Phoenix police chief Daniel V. Garcia was fired instantly after his press conference after two years of service.
Racial tensions in Ferguson continue to bubble, spilling into school district Racial tensions in Ferguson continue to bubble, spilling into school district
Anna Jiang - 17 hours ago
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson-Florissant School District claiming that the system in which the school district elects board members results in underrepresentation of the black population.
Department of Justice makes declaration of transgender liberties Department of Justice makes declaration of transgender liberties
Anna Jiang - 17 hours ago
The Department of Justice expands their legal definition of sexual discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual identity.
Traffic courts acting as 'debtor's prisons' for poor in Ferguson, surrounding areas: activists Traffic courts acting as 'debtor's prisons' for poor in Ferguson, surrounding areas: activists
Dan Taylor - Dec 18, 2014
About 80 municipal governments in the St. Louis area are being examined by Missouri's auditor.
Jeb Bush could announce presidential candidacy before year's end
Jeb Bush could announce presidential candidacy before year's end
Dan Taylor - Dec 13, 2014
An announcement is likely to come sooner rather than later with competition fierce to secure big donor dollars and the best campaign staffers.

Navy boasts new laser beam weapons that cost only 59 cents per shot
Navy boasts new laser beam weapons that cost only 59 cents per shot
Tom Sherman - Dec 12, 2014
The U.S. Navy showcased a developmental laser weapons system in the Persian Gulf earlier this week that has the capability of sniping enemy threats with a pinpoint laser beam.

Hawaii wants presidential library, says it would be one of the most heavily visited in the U.S.
Hawaii wants presidential library, says it would be one of the most heavily visited in the U.S.
Dan Taylor - Dec 12, 2014
The president's home state will have to beat out bids by Chicago and New York.

Republican Senator breaks down in tears during speech, praises Obama
Republican Senator breaks down in tears during speech, praises Obama
Ella Vincent - Dec 11, 2014
Republican senator gives moving farewell speech.

Web founder slams government snooping, says Internet should be 'human right'
Web founder slams government snooping, says Internet should be 'human right'
Dan Taylor - Dec 11, 2014
Tim Berners-Lee said he is concerned that governments around the world routinely violate that human right.

Democrats denounce CIA torture briefings as 'absurd' and 'disingenuous'
Democrats denounce CIA torture briefings as 'absurd' and 'disingenuous'
Ella Vincent - Dec 10, 2014
CIA agents say some Democrats knew about torture of terror suspects.

Amazon nabs legal win against employees by citing law from 1947
Amazon nabs legal win against employees by citing law from 1947
Ella Vincent - Dec 10, 2014
The highest court rules workers don't have to be paid for security screenings at the end of their workdays.

 Clinton reveals the most important quality a President must have
Clinton reveals the most important quality a President must have
Anna Jiang - Dec 05, 2014
Hillary Clinton claims that it is very important for the President to stay in touch with reality.

Are chimpanzees entitled to human rights? Court finally makes ruling
Are chimpanzees entitled to human rights? Court finally makes ruling
Ella Vincent - Dec 05, 2014
New York court rules that chimpanzee doesn't have to be freed by its owner.

White House dissatisfied with number of students opting to ditch college
White House dissatisfied with number of students opting to ditch college
Tom Sherman - Dec 05, 2014
The president and first lady unveiled a list of initiatives aimed to boost high school and college graduation rates nationwide.

Media giant 'New Republic' may be facing its final days
Media giant 'New Republic' may be facing its final days
Tom Sherman - Dec 05, 2014
The National Review, a longstanding reputable political magazine, has experienced such a radical culture shift many industry insiders believe that the publication will never be the same.

Democrats literally ask Google why midterm elections went so wrong
Democrats literally ask Google why midterm elections went so wrong
Anna Jiang - Dec 05, 2014
The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday the 11 members appointed to a review panel tasked to examining the reasons behind the disappointing results of the midterm elections.

FBI now involved in LAUSD's ever-complicating iPad fiasco
FBI now involved in LAUSD's ever-complicating iPad fiasco
Tom Sherman - Dec 03, 2014
A federal grand jury requested to see any and all documents related to Apple, Pearson, and LA county school district in the months leading up to the now infamous iPad program.

Immigrants are not the only ones applauding Obama's deportation reform
Immigrants are not the only ones applauding Obama's deportation reform
Anna Jiang - Dec 02, 2014
President Barack Obama issued an executive order to expand temporary protection from deportation to an additional 5 million undocumented immigrants.

Chicago jumps minimum wage from $8.25 to $13, but not everyone is happy
Chicago jumps minimum wage from $8.25 to $13, but not everyone is happy
Ella Vincent - Dec 02, 2014
Minimum wage in Chicago to be increased over next five years.

Brothers in heated C-SPAN debate surprised by on-air call from mom
Ella Vincent - Dec 17, 2014
Dueling pundit brothers get an earful from their mother.

Sen. McConnell has already made his New Year's resolution: Bring back Keystone
Tom Sherman - Dec 16, 2014
Incoming majority leader Mitch McConnell is already planning on his first legislative actions after the new year.

OPEC not in a rush to cut oil production as the price per barrel continues to drop
David Keup - Dec 14, 2014
Oil prices have tumbled 40 percent this year and are now trading below $60 per barrel, a five-year low.

Can Lyft beat out Uber? Regulation backlash strikes industry
David Keup - Dec 13, 2014
Quality of background checks provided by Uber and Lyft on its contractor drivers come into question.

Dow Jones suffers worst week since 2011: Dropping crude oil prices to blame
David Keup - Dec 13, 2014
The Dow Jones lost 677.96 points during the past five days, while the price per barrel of crude oil dropped to under $58 raising concern over the strength of a global economy.

Half of Republicans would back carbon limits ... even if they still don't believe global warming is a problem
Dan Taylor - Dec 12, 2014
A new poll shows that Republicans are becoming more environmentally conscious, but they still doubt the seriousness of climate change.

U.S. avoids destructive government shutdown by a mere three hours
Anna Jiang - Dec 12, 2014
Democrats in the House of Representatives passed a 48-hour extension of funding to keep government offices open a mere three hours before the midnight deadline.

U.S. Congressional staffers stage walk-out protest with hands up
Anna Jiang - Dec 12, 2014
Protestors stage walk-outs and demonstrations over concerns about the policing of black communities.

Analyst warns Congress that Wall Street may 'gamble with taxpayer money'
Ella Vincent - Dec 12, 2014
Liberal Democrats angry over Wall street giveaway in spending bill.

Justice Department seeks to 'ensure effective policing' by federal law enforcement
Anna Jiang - Dec 09, 2014
The Obama administration releases new guidelines on profiling done by Federal Law enforcement agencies based on characteristics such as religion, gender, and race.

Former U.S. spies disagree over torturing of terrorist suspects
Ella Vincent - Dec 09, 2014
An upcoming torture report show divide on enhanced interrogation techniques.

Obama says Eric Garner protests are 'necessary,' but must be peaceful
Ella Vincent - Dec 09, 2014
Obama says Ferguson and Eric Garner death protests are needed for Americans to express themselves and their sentiments.

Judge overseeing Colorado theater shooting case to rule on trial delay request
Anna Jiang - Dec 08, 2014
Defense lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting case request for a delay in the ruling based on claims that two medical emergencies had affected the team to adequately prepare.

U.S. labor market surges in Nov.: Obama Administration says more can be done
David Keup - Dec 08, 2014
U.S. Labor Department reports the largest one-month gain in number of jobs added to the economy in nearly 3 years for the month of Nov.

Rising U.S. dollar having impact on global emerging financial markets
David Keup - Dec 08, 2014
The Bank for International Settlements remains concerned to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world.

Feds to state of New Mexico: Nuclear waste is no laughing matter
David Keup - Dec 07, 2014
New Mexico levies more than $54 million in penalties against U.S. Energy Dept. and private contractors for violations regarding a serious radiation leak.

Rolling Stone's UVA gang rape story falls apart under scrutiny
Tom Sherman - Dec 07, 2014
The blockbuster article published by Rolling Stone magazine has come under fire after key details cannot be corroborated, and were never investigated by the author.

Starbucks of the future opens in Seattle
David Keup - Dec 07, 2014
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls the new java experience the Willie Wonka of coffee.

U.S. economy added 321,000 jobs in Nov.: Victory for Obama?
David Keup - Dec 07, 2014
Average hourly wages spike upward from Oct. to Nov., according to ,U.S. Labor Department.

Supreme Court to hear case about vanity license plates
Tom Sherman - Dec 06, 2014
The Supreme Court decided that it will determine whether Texas should be forced to give motorists the option to have a vanity license plate marked with the Confederate Flag.

House shoots down immigration reform as symbolic warning to Obama
Ella Vincent - Dec 04, 2014
Symbolic vote seen as political move by Republicans.

United Kingdom has embraced the Black Friday American invention
David Keup - Dec 04, 2014
The UK population has swallowed up Black Friday and is pushing towards hyper-consumerism.

Swiss voters overwhelmingly elect to restrict immigration
David Keup - Dec 04, 2014
A broad coalition of business and union leaders had lobbied against the suggested quota on new immigrants amid fears that it would harm Switzerland's economy and ties to the European Union.

Is Hillary Clinton betraying Dems by raising money for Keystone supporters?
Ella Vincent - Dec 04, 2014
Clinton speaks at events that are for and against Keystone XL pipeline.

Ben Carson stands behind his comparison of the US to Nazi Germany
Anna Jiang - Dec 04, 2014
Potential Presidential candidate and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson declines to amend his statements comparing Nazi Germany and the United States.

Supreme Court still unsure whether pregnancy is grounds for getting fired
Anna Jiang - Dec 04, 2014
The Supreme Court prepares to hear Peggy Young vs. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case.

Sebelius: Most Americans are clueless when it comes to health insurance
Dan Taylor - Dec 03, 2014
The former health official slammed comments by ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber that claimed Americans were "stupid."

Analyst: Body cameras will not mend the trust between police and public
Ella Vincent - Dec 02, 2014
Controversial shootings of Black men by officers drive call for police body cameras.

Lawmakers back down from UC tuition increase after explosive student response
Anna Jiang - Dec 02, 2014
The California State Senate's Democratic leadership introduced on Tuesday a legislative packet that prevents previously approved University of California tuition hikes.

Violent rap lyrics on trial in Supreme Court free speech case
Ella Vincent - Dec 02, 2014
Facebook rant featuring violent rap lyrics tests First Amendment limits.

Mary Landrieu tells different stories to different voter demographics
Anna Jiang - Dec 02, 2014
Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu works to distance herself from President Obama in campaign efforts targeted at white voters.

Black Friday 2014 violent for shoppers, employees, and security
Tom Sherman - Dec 02, 2014
Black Friday 2014 proved to be the annual post-Thanksgiving melee American is accustomed to seeing, and even turned particularly violent in one instance.

GOP to Obama: Congress will stymie future executive actions
Tom Sherman - Nov 30, 2014
Republican leadership has been brainstorming the most effective means to counteract President Obama's predilection for using executive orders to work around Congress.

Meeting of Republican governors shows wide 2016 campaign field
Tom Sherman - Nov 30, 2014
The post-election Republican Governors Association meeting is a White House focused conference, especially with the amount of Republican governors eyeing the field for 2016.

More retailers are stretching out Cyber Monday into Cyber Week
David Keup - Nov 30, 2014
There are plenty of cyber deals to consider and e-commerce stores to check out on Cyber Monday.