Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she will speak about the furor over racial identity sparked after her parents said she has falsely portrayed herself as black for years, but she is actually white.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sibling rivalries. A quest for power. An affair. A scandal. The turbulent lives of 84-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his heirs returned to the spotlight this week as the aging magnate took steps to hand over control of the media empire he built nearly from scratch.
WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with apprehension about visitors.
Louisiana's newly approved budget mostly relied on recurring revenues to close a $1.6 billion gap, a spokeswoman for the state's governor and possible presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal said on Saturday, responding to a credit analyst's view that it was heavily reliant on one-time measures. Moody's analyst Marcia Van Wagner said on Friday the legislature closed that gap with a heavy reliance on short-term measures, meaning the state "will likely see continued large budgetary gaps next year, when it has to craft the budget for fiscal year 2017". Kristy Nichols, the state's Commissioner of the Division of Administration, who is in charge of the state's budget and a spokeswoman for Jindal, said most of the revenues and savings were recurring rather than one-off measures.