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.
An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don’t always agree on whether it’s an upgrade.
The FDA has released its mock-up of a proposed new label for food. On it, calorie counts go big and bold. What’s out? Listing calories from fat. What else is new? More details on added sugars.
If you’re in the Pacific, there’s a better chance you’re nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia — but that reverses if you’re across the country in the South Atlantic.