Massive Puerto Rico telescope collapses

The massive telescope at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory that had been deteriorating since August collapsed on Tuesday, officials said, after 57 years of astronomical...

Families sue California, saying state failed to educate poor and minority students amid pandemic

Families of 15 public school students sued California on Monday, claiming the state has failed to provide equal education to poor and minority children...

Congressional hearing will likely spotlight how split Powell & Mnuchin are over pandemic lending

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell appear together before a congressional panel on Tuesday in a hearing likely to...

Government shutdown possible in December if Congress doesn’t pass spending bill

By Richard Cowan The U.S. Congress on Monday began a two-week sprint to rescue the federal government from a possible shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic,...

Supreme Court reviews Trump’s bid to exclude illegal immigrants from population count

By Lawrence Hurley U.S. Supreme Court justices today are set to consider President Donald Trump's move to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used...

Insurers dig into corporate diversity practices as lawsuits pile up in the U.S.

U.S. insurers are taking a closer look at the recruiting and succession practices of corporate customers, worried about mounting lawsuits over a lack of...

Supreme Court set to hear Trump’s bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals

By Lawrence Hurley The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump's effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals...

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A video ad from Nike Japan against bullying and racism that features biracial athletes and other minorities, such as those of Korean descent, has...

United Nations loosens global controls on cannabis

The U.N. drug agency's member states on Wednesday narrowly voted to remove cannabis from the most tightly controlled category of narcotic drugs, following the...

Shell begins permanent shutdown of Convent refinery in Louisiana

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began the permanent shutdown of its 211,146 barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana refinery, the company said on Tuesday. Sources familiar with plant...