Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

May 18, 2016

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 ...

Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case

May 12, 2016

Trial begins for officer charged in Freddie Gray case

The second trial in the Freddie Gray case gets underway Thursday, and it will be different than the one that ended last year with a hung jury. This trial is before a judge, and it has a better chance of ending with a verdict. ...

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

May 7, 2016

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan thanked voters for choosing “unity over division” as he was elected Saturday, becoming the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital. In a second round run-off, the son of Pakistani immigrants beat Conservative multimillionaire Zac Goldsmith with 57 ...

Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

May 1, 2016

Germany to host fresh Ukraine talks

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev. “It is necessary to give new momentum (to efforts) to surmount obstacles between Kiev ...

Apr 29, 2016

Nearly 10,000 killed in two-year Ukraine conflict: U.N.

Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top United Nations official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total number of casualties ...