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Harvard Black Culture Awards to Honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

Harvard Black Culture Awards to Honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

Sep 20
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday.

Buoyant Stocks Lift US Household Wealth, Mainly for Affluent

Buoyant Stocks Lift US Household Wealth, Mainly for Affluent

By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 20
A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent.

GOP Pushing Forward for Kavanaugh, Accuser Wants 'Fairness'

GOP Pushing Forward for Kavanaugh, Accuser Wants 'Fairness'

By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 20
Republicans say they're forging ahead in their drive to push Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination through the Senate, even as the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual attack is threatening to boycott a committee hearing.

Schools Loosen Dress Codes That Targeted Girls

Schools Loosen Dress Codes That Targeted Girls

Sep 20
Students can now wear tube tops, ripped jeans and even pajamas to school in Alameda, Calif., where the district relaxed its dress code in response to complaints that girls were being shamed for what they wear. But not all approve of the policy.

Florence Shows How Storm Coverage Is Politicized

Florence Shows How Storm Coverage Is Politicized

By David Bauder | Sep 20
Donald Trump Jr.'s attack tweet this week showing CNN's Anderson Cooper waist-deep in flood waters has driven home the point that politics — not just weather — was an important subtext of the media's coverage of Hurricane Florence.

Giant Bong, Huggable Buds: Marijuana Museum Opens In Vegas

Giant Bong, Huggable Buds: Marijuana Museum Opens In Vegas

By Regina Garcia Cano | Sep 20
A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.

Bye Bye Bugs? Scientists Fear Non-Pest Insects Are Declining

Bye Bye Bugs? Scientists Fear Non-Pest Insects Are Declining

By Seth Borenstein | Sep 20
A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.

Federal agency Says It Lost Track of 1,488 Migrant Children

Federal agency Says It Lost Track of 1,488 Migrant Children

By Garance Burke | Sep 20
Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged.

Frustration Builds as Carolina Residents Wait to Go Home

Frustration Builds as Carolina Residents Wait to Go Home

By Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins | Sep 20
Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths.

Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

By Kathleen Foody | Sep 20
U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday.

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