GOP Campaign Aide Fired For Alleged Racial Comments
As the race for governor continues to gear up for November, more attacks are being made in the race for lieutenant governor. Penny Bacchiochi's campaign fired an aide for making racial remarks against an opponent.
White House: Waiting To Act On Global Warming A Costly Mistake
According to a new report released Monday by the White House Council on Economic Advisors, delaying cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to stem global warming would cost significantly more than taking such actions now. The report says the cost of hitting a specific climate target increases, on average, by approximately 40% in today's dollars for each decade that the U.S.--and the world at large--delays such actions.
Ebola Virus: Sierra Leone Declares Emergency to Halt Spread
Ebola Virus: Sierra Leone Declares Emergency to Halt Spread ierra Leone's president declared a state of emergency Wednesday over the largest outbreak of the Ebola virus in history, drafting in security forces and placing restrictions on movement to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
Unarmed Teen Dead at Hands of Missouri Police Officer
Outraged crowds gather after a police officer shot an unarmed teenager on the street in St Louis and his grandmother discovers his body 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead in the street by police officers near St Louis Saturday afternoon He was on his way to visit his grandmother Witnesses
Ferguson, Missouri area residents held a town hall meeting with spiritual leaders, Missouri's Governor, law enforcement and political leaders. Authorities refused to release the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Tensions High in Ferguson as Rioting Reaches Day Three
Protests over the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer continued for a third straight day in the St. Louis area. In the wake of yet another police shooting during a riot this morning, police are urging protesters to keep their demonstrations to daylight hours.
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown Creator on Representation of Michael Brown
Many tweets have been organized around hashtags like #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, in which African-Americans post two pictures of themselves - one they feel plays into stereotypes and one that doesn't - and ask which the media would use. Jim Axelrod spoke with CJ Lawrence, a lawyer from Jackson, Miss., and creator of the hashtag.
Michael Brown Shooting Witness Releases Video: 'I Knew This Was Not Right'
Cell phone video taken by Ferguson resident Piaget Crenshaw and shown by CNN on Monday provides more footage of the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. Crenshaw described the scene to CNN, in which she said that police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown multiple times after Brown had ceased running and turned around.