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Kentucky Teachers Latest to Protest Public Worker Pay, Benefits

Kentucky Teachers Latest to Protest Public Worker Pay, Benefits

Hundreds of Kentucky teachers called in sick Friday to protest last-minute changes to their pension system, forcing nearly two dozen districts to close while angry educators rallied outside the
THUMS: California’s Secret Oil Islands

THUMS: California’s Secret Oil Islands

Not too far off the coast of Long Beach, California, are a set of four artificial islands containing towering white buildings set amidst palm trees and shrubs and waterfalls, all dramatically lit by
Riverside: The Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk

Riverside: The Future Birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk

James Tiberius Kirk—Star Trek fans will recollect—was the youngest captain in the Starfleet history, who boldly lead the starship USS Enterprise and its crew into new worlds where no man had gone
Trump freezes spending on Syria recovery efforts

Trump freezes spending on Syria recovery efforts

The White House has instructed the State Department to freeze over $200 million in funds earmarked for "recovery efforts" in Syria, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
US Says 'Maximum Pressure' Campaign Has Drawn Kim Jong Un Out of Isolation

US Says 'Maximum Pressure' Campaign Has Drawn Kim Jong Un Out of Isolation

The U.S. is welcoming an upcoming summit between the leaders of North and South Korea, ahead of a planned meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. As VOA's Diplomatic
NY's Immigrant Taxi Drivers Despair as Taxi Industry Slumps

NY's Immigrant Taxi Drivers Despair as Taxi Industry Slumps

A financially distraught yellow cab driver from Romania recently hanged himself in his New York garage, marking the fourth suicide among city taxi drivers in as many months. In the tragedy's
Court: Trump Administration Can’t Block Immigrant Teens From Abortions

Court: Trump Administration Can’t Block Immigrant Teens From Abortions

A federal court in Washington told the Trump administration Friday that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.A
These Burgers Are Better for the Planet, but You'd Never Know It

These Burgers Are Better for the Planet, but You'd Never Know It

As the world's population heads toward 10 billion by midcentury, experts are wrestling with how to feed the world without wrecking the planet. It's not easy to find foods with lower environmental
Mormon Conference Chooses New Leaders as Church Faces Scrutiny

Mormon Conference Chooses New Leaders as Church Faces Scrutiny

A Mormon conference this weekend in Utah will usher in a new era of church leadership that comes as the faith grapples with heightened scrutiny about its handling of sexual abuse reports and
Helping the Planet, One Burger at a Time

Helping the Planet, One Burger at a Time

Chef Rob Morasco didn’t set out to make a planet-friendly burger.But the 25 percent mushroom burger he created at food service company Sodexo not only has a lower carbon footprint, it’s also lower in
Fired for Liking a Tweet on Tibet, US Worker Feels China’s Reach

Fired for Liking a Tweet on Tibet, US Worker Feels China’s Reach

In early January, Roy Jones was making $14 an hour, $5 above Nebraska’s minimum wage as a representative dealing with customers on social media for Marriott International Group, the international
Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It’s A Reach

Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It’s A Reach

Who doesn’t love a fast wagon? We’re certainly pretty big fans, and we can’t help but dribble a bit when considering the prospect of getting into something like Audi’s line of RS Avants. Now, it looks
Sacramento Basketball Star Heads up Stephon Clark Rally

Sacramento Basketball Star Heads up Stephon Clark Rally

A former professional basketball player led a rally in Sacramento, California, Saturday, calling for police accountability in the wake of the March 18 police killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black
Trump Blasts California Governor's Immigrant Pardons

Trump Blasts California Governor's Immigrant Pardons

President Donald Trump blasted California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their
AP Analysis: Blacks Largely Missing From High-Salary Positions

AP Analysis: Blacks Largely Missing From High-Salary Positions

Jonathan Garland's fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely
Tesla Says Vehicle in Deadly Crash Was on Autopilot

Tesla Says Vehicle in Deadly Crash Was on Autopilot

A vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot, making it the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle, Tesla has confirmed.The electric car maker said the
Howard University Students Protest After Probe Finds Misappropriated Funds

Howard University Students Protest After Probe Finds Misappropriated Funds

Students at a predominantly black university in Washington, D.C., continued their sit-in at the school's administration building Saturday.The sit-in at Howard University began after news that six
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Military Exercises

US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Military Exercises

South Korea and the United States kicked off their annual joint military exercises Sunday after they were delayed about a month for the Winter Olympics and to help create conditions for a resumption
With Paper, Phones, Atlanta Struggles to Recover From Cyberattack

With Paper, Phones, Atlanta Struggles to Recover From Cyberattack

Atlanta's top officials holed up in their offices on Saturday as they worked to restore critical systems knocked out by a nine-day-old cyberattack thatplunged the Southeastern U.S. metropolis into
Kentucky Governor Wins Round in Social Media Fight

Kentucky Governor Wins Round in Social Media Fight

Kentucky’s Republican governor has won an initial round in his court fight over whether he violated free-speech rights by blocking people from his Facebook and Twitter accounts.U.S. District Judge