Twelve passengers, who reportedly stayed in the same hotel during their travels, fell ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus on a Fiji Airways flight from Nadi to Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, officials said.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The person closest to the murderous thoughts of James Holmes before the neuroscience student unleashed an attack on a Colorado movie theater — someone Holmes tried very hard to keep in the dark — will take the witness stand Tuesday.
Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights advocate who has been accused of falsely claiming she is black, announced her resignation on Monday as leader of a local branch of the NAACP in Washington state. Dolezal, 37, who served as president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the country's oldest and largest civil rights organization, said the controversy over her race had shifted dialogue away from key social and political issues. "It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the presidency and pass the baton to my vice president, Naima Quarles-Burnley," Dolezal said in a statement on the NAACP Spokane chapter's Facebook page.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.