A Wisconsin school security assistant will be rehired after he was terminated last week for repeating a racist slur while telling a student not to use it, union officials said, following days of public outcry and protests by students and teachers. The security assistant, Marlon Anderson, was fired after he said the… Continue reading
LA PAZ, Bolivia — Carlos Mesa, the Bolivian presidential candidate who appeared Sunday to have won enough votes to force a runoff with the incumbent Evo Morales, accused the ruling party of foul play on Monday as election officials stopped reporting vote-count updates. “This government is trying to block the path to… Continue reading
American forces and their Kurdish-led partners in Syria had been conducting as many as a dozen counterterrorism missions a day against Islamic State militants, officials said. That has stopped. Those same partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, had also been quietly releasing some Islamic State prisoners and incorporating them into their ranks, in… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Democrats have resigned themselves to the likelihood that impeachment proceedings against President Trump will extend into the Christmas season, as they plan a series of public hearings intended to make the simplest and most devastating possible public case in favor of removing Mr. Trump. Democratic leaders had hoped to… Continue reading
HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole was covered in champagne and beer Saturday night and puffing on a victory cigar as he recounted the inside story of how Jose Altuve sent the Houston Astros to a second World Series. With Minute Maid Park was gripped by the tension of a tie game in the… Continue reading
The pressures of sexual selection have made peacocks gorgeous, wood thrushes sonorous and birds of paradise great dancers. At first glance, the white bellbird doesn’t appear to have benefited similarly. Barrel-chested and big-mouthed, with a long wattle dangling from the top of its beak, this rainforest bird looks more like a Muppet… Continue reading
While Canadians appear put off by an election that focuses on party leaders’ failings, they haven’t lost their interest in politics.
The protests started over a small increase in transit fares, but have gained momentum over deep anger that, despite economic growth, wages have remained stagnant and people’s lives have not improved.
The purveyor of shared office space, which aborted an initial public offering last month, has lost billions of dollars and needs a big cash infusion.
A dangerous storm system, with damaging winds and large hail, cut a destructive path across part of the southeastern United States on Monday, after spawning a tornado that barreled through the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Sunday, and others in rural areas of Oklahoma and Missouri. The violent weather was blamed for at… Continue reading