COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — One of the University of Missouri's first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he's well-equipped to confront the problems they felt his predecessor largely ignored.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials are challenging a decision made by a Utah judge to a take a baby away from lesbian foster parents and place her with a heterosexual couple for the child's well-being.
A Cleveland police officer shot Tamir Rice after responding to a 911 call of a man brandishing a handgun outside a Cleveland recreation center on Nov. 22, 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice within seconds of arriving on the scene, and he died the next day. Loehmann and a second officer who responded to the call are white and Rice, who was playing with a replica gun at the time of the shooting, was black.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ford Motor Co. would invest $900 million in its assembly plant on Chicago's South Side and create about 200 new jobs under a tentative labor agreement between the automaker and United Auto Workers.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter removed his senior military assistant, Lieutenant General Ron Lewis, from his position on Thursday over allegations of misconduct that Carter learned of this week. Carter has referred the matter to the inspector general of the Defense Department, he said in a brief statement on Thursday. After the inspector general's investigation is complete, the Army may take action, a senior defense official said.
The demonstrations, dubbed the Million Student March, were planned just two days after thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets in a nationwide day of action pushing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and union rights for the industry. "The student debt crisis is awful. Not in the White House," said Elan Axelbank, 20, a third year student at Northeastern, who said he was a co-founder of the national action.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Healing a campus riven by student protests over race relations and recent online terror threats isn't just a mandate for interim University of Missouri system president Mike Middleton. It's also deeply embedded in his history.