Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Jun 27, 2015

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. Yet the ...

Jun 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists. The justices ruled 5-4 that federal housing law allows people ...

Patrick Macnee of '60s TV series 'The Avengers' dies at 93

Jun 26, 2015

Patrick Macnee of '60s TV series 'The Avengers' dies at 93

Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series “The Avengers,” has died. He was 93. Macnee died Thursday of natural causes with his family at his bedside in Rancho Mirage, his son, Rupert, ...