Because of corruption involving medical officials, the government and middlemen, only half the people with HIV get medicine. One man lost his wife while they were both on a waiting list for treatment.
The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.
Latino families sued four Orange County school districts over school segregation. The case, Mendez v. Westminster, ended school segregation in California seven years before Brown v. Board.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas says he routinely gets complaints of Border Patrol agents’ unprofessionalism or abuse. O’Rourke and his colleague say training hasn’t kept up with the growth of the agency.
The current crisis in Ukraine has echoes of 2008 when Russian troops intervened in a breakaway region in Georgia. In that instance, the West threatened to punish Russia, but took little action.
It was a simple slip of the tongue, they say. But when the pope drops the f-bomb in a public speech, people notice.
Boy Scouts of America is “disappointed” by the decision. Disney says it doesn’t support groups that aren’t in line with the its policies. Gay boys may now be scouts. But gay adults may not be leaders.
Weather tales of the past remind us that others have had harsh winters, too
The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they’re behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
President Vladimir Putin’s forces have effectively taken over the peninsula. Now, the world is watching anxiously to see if Russian troops move into other parts of Ukraine.
Thursday’s economic news isn’t great. More people applied for unemployment benefits and demand for some factory goods was down.
The drought-stricken state is getting some much-need precipitation this week. It’s not expected to solve the situation, and the rain will create problems. But it’s also very welcome.
The U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises. In the past, the North has used missile tests to express its displeasure. On Thursday, South Korean officials say, it did so again.
Also Thursday, ousted President Viktor Yanukovych says he’s still Ukraine’s leader and asks Russia to protect him. Along the border, Russian fighter jets are on patrol.
Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.