"Ultimately this war against (the Islamic State group) is not really going to be successful"
U.S. military and intelligence officials are voicing increasing pessimism about a key tenet of the Obama administration’s strategy to dislodge the Islamic State group and stabilize Iraq. They say they are seeing little sign of any political accommodation between the country’s Shiite-led government and an alienated Sunni population from which the extremist force is drawing […]
"Just the students coming together has been a positive for me," said Alexis Hall, a 20-year-old junior from Houston.
A video of University of Oklahoma fraternity members engaging in a racist chant outraged and angered students across the campus, but its release also has sparked a dialogue that many students hope will lead to positive changes at the school. Protests and rallies have been held every day on the campus in Norman since the […]
After the shooting, officers with guns and in riot gear circled the station, and more than a dozen squad cars blocked the street.
Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face […]
Some Democrats fretted that she had yet to put the issue to rest.
Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation’s top diplomat — an admission that sought to quell a political furor some Democratic allies say she could no longer avoid. The focus on Clinton’s emails […]
The St. Louis suburb has been beleaguered by unrest since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed, black 18-year-old Michael Brown last summer.
Five people in Ferguson have been fired or resigned under pressure in the week since the release of a Justice Department report alleging racial bias in the city police department and a profit-driven court system. The latest to go was City Manager John Shaw, whose eight-year tenure in the St. Louis County town ended Tuesday […]
A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur issued an apology Tuesday, as did the parents of a second student. In a statement emailed by his father, Parker Rice said the incident that was caught on video was “likely was fueled by alcohol,” but “that’s not […]
President Barack Obama criticized the newly enacted legislation as "anti-worker," calling it the product of a "sustained, coordinated assault on unions led by powerful interests and their allies in government."
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, considered a likely Republican presidential contender, signed a bill into law on Monday allowing private-sector employees to avoid joining unions or paying them dues even when covered by union-negotiated contracts. The measure, approved by the Republican-led state Senate and Assembly over the course of two weeks, takes effect immediately, making Wisconsin […]
Polls show most Americans aren't yet paying enough attention to make the horse race results worth much at all.
Wondering who’s up and who’s down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it’s going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much about who’s likely to be our […]
Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals.
Diminished local cooperation is putting federal immigration officers in dangerous situations as they track down foreign-born criminals, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say. They say that more of their officers are out on the streets, eating up resources, because cities and states have passed legislation that limits many of the detention requests issued by immigration […]
A top high school recruit de-committed from the university on Monday after seeing the video.
A racist chant by several members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity that was caught on video led to outrage from the school’s president and the organization’s banishment from campus, but fallout from the incident appears far from over. President David Boren said an investigation is underway to determine if some of the students could […]