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Judge rules that Univ. of North Carolina can use race in admissions process
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
Judge rules that Univ. of North Carolina can use race in admissions process
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Carolina's use of race in its undergraduate admissions process is constitutional.
Latino groups sue Texas over redistricting plans
U.S. News // 8 hours ago
Latino groups sue Texas over redistricting plans
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Several Latino voters and voting civil rights groups have sued Texas over redistricting plans on accusations they are unconstitutional and discriminate against Latinos based on their race and nation of origin.
Indicted LA councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas to 'step back' from duties but not resign
U.S. News // 9 hours ago
Indicted LA councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas to 'step back' from duties but not resign
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas who was indicted last week on fraud and conspiracy charges said he will step back from his duties but not resign.
'Broken heart' syndrome diagnoses up in last 15 years, study says
Health News // 10 hours ago
'Broken heart' syndrome diagnoses up in last 15 years, study says
The number of Americans diagnosed with "broken heart" syndrome has steadily risen in the past 15 years -- with the vast majority being women, a new study finds.
North Korea draws criticism for another ballistic missile test
World News // 11 hours ago
North Korea draws criticism for another ballistic missile test
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, amid trilateral strategy talks between Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.
Zalmay Khalilzad resigns as U.S. envoy for Afghanistan
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
Zalmay Khalilzad resigns as U.S. envoy for Afghanistan
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad has resigned from his post as the United States lead diplomat to Afghanistan following the late summer exodus of the U.S. military from the war-torn country.
Kamala Harris touts climate aspects of Build Back Better plan at Lake Mead
U.S. News // 13 hours ago
Kamala Harris touts climate aspects of Build Back Better plan at Lake Mead
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday called for lawmakers to act with a "sense of urgency" to pass two key pillars of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda while visiting Nevada's Lake Mead.
State Department watchdog launches reviews of Afghanistan withdrawal
U.S. News // 15 hours ago
State Department watchdog launches reviews of Afghanistan withdrawal
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Diana Shaw, the State Department's acting inspector general, notified top lawmakers Monday that the OIG is conducting reviews of the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Supreme Court grants expedited hearing for clinics' challenge to Texas law
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Supreme Court grants expedited hearing for clinics' challenge to Texas law
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up abortion providers' challenge to Texas' near-total abortion ban sooner than the high court usually would hear arguments.
Trump sues Jan. 6 committee to prevent release of White House records
U.S. News // 17 hours ago
Trump sues Jan. 6 committee to prevent release of White House records
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former President Donald Trump on Monday filed a lawsuit against the House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection in a bid to keep it from examining White House records related to the attack.
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