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  • For Some, A 'Positive Change'; For Others, 'Obama Is A Coward': Miami's Cubans Speak out

    17 December 2014, 11:56 pm

    President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the United States would drastically shift its policy toward Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years prompted a large crowd of Miami's Cuban residents to march through the city's Little Havana…
  • Brown's Interim Task Force Report Calls For Changes In Sexual Assault Cases

    17 December 2014, 11:25 pm

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University task force on sexual assault said Wednesday the school's current culture is unacceptable and must be changed to ensure the campus is a "safe and welcoming place."…
  • How Newport News, Va., Works Around State's Pro-Business Laws

    17 December 2014, 10:01 pm

    In the community of American asbestos litigation, the realm that creates all those mesothelioma ads, attorneys hotly debate the merits of specific jurisdictions and if state law is better than federal law -- but it turns out the best place to sue…
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Powerful Step To Discuss Race With Employees

    17 December 2014, 9:59 pm

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.…
  • Why Obama's Cuba Policy Changes Are Possible, In One Easy Chart

    17 December 2014, 9:33 pm

    President Barack Obama’s move to normalize U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961 would have been unthinkable for most other presidents. A Florida International University poll of Cuban-American attitudes in South Florida released in…
  • FBI Warned Theaters Of Potential Cyberattacks Over 'The Interview'

    17 December 2014, 8:30 pm

    BOSTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation released a warning on Tuesday, advising theaters and other businesses associated with Sony Corp's Hollywood studio's film "The Interview" that they could be targeted in cyberattacks.…
  • How Pope John Paul II Paved The Way For The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

    17 December 2014, 8:13 pm

    While Pope Francis is being credited with orchestrating the detente between the U.S. and Cuba, the roots of the delicate agreement stretch to the last years of Pope John Paul II's life and nearly two decades of exchanges among Vatican, Cuban and American…
  • Obama On Sony Hack: People Should 'Go To The Movies'

    17 December 2014, 7:54 pm

    President Barack Obama says that threats by the hackers responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment shouldn't deter Americans from going to movie theaters over the holidays.…
  • Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

    17 December 2014, 7:39 pm

    In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary Clinton wanted to nominate him to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID).…
  • Chris Christie Will Discuss 2016 With His Family Over The Holidays

    17 December 2014, 7:18 pm

    BROOKSIDE, N.J. (AP) — Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll discuss his potential 2016 presidential bid with his family over the holidays and make a decision soon after.…
  • The End of the Cold War

    17 December 2014, 7:17 pm

    Today, the Cold War's end is finally in sight. Begun almost immediately after World War II, the Cold War was the defining issue in American foreign policy right up to 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. One final legacy remained for another…
  • 'Cuban Five' at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

    17 December 2014, 7:13 pm

    In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering US Cuba policy, President Barack Obama briefly mentioned that the United States released three Cuban agents. These men are members of the "Cuban Five," who were imprisoned for gathering…
  • Soul Search: Why Pope Francis Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

    17 December 2014, 6:59 pm

    Pope Francis has opened the Pearly Gates to Blue Heelers. The Pope said that "all creatures...will be vested with the joy and love of God, without limits." He quoted Pope Paul VI saying that "Paradise is open to all creatures." However, little Rover should…
  • The Psychology of the Torturer

    17 December 2014, 6:52 pm

    Torture will always imply a certain mode of brutality. When torture is committed it becomes an undeniable reality. Torture, however much one attempts to make it seem vague, is in fact a definable actuality. Torture is the use of excessive force, often at the…
  • Human Rights Experts Denounce World Bank's Proposed Safeguard Changes

    17 December 2014, 6:51 pm

    WASHINGTON -– A group of United Nations experts on human rights is urging the World Bank to reconsider proposed revisions to its safeguards for development projects.…

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