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Hip-hop artist Mysonne, co-founder of the prisoner rights group United Freedom, speaks at a mass rally at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson in January to protest conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes.
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:01

The Justice Department's civil rights division will examine conditions at four state prisons, including the oldest, Parchman, where a prison riot broke out on Dec. 29.

President Trump arrives to speak to the media, one day after the U.S. Senate acquitted on two articles of impeachment, on Thursday.
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:00

The Senate found President Trump not guilty of the impeachment charges against him. "We went through hell, unfairly," he said in a statement at the White House. Watch the speech live.

An interior view of the Hongshan Gymnasium, a venue converted into a makeshift hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday.
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 02:51

Hong Kong authorities say that beginning Saturday they are mandating that anyone entering the city from mainland China "self-quarantine" for the 14-day incubation period of the virus.

Cliff Hartman, sometimes called the unofficial "mayor," sleeps on his boat but keeps a camp on Wisteria island.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 18:53

Just off Key West, undeveloped Wisteria Island — long home to a ragtag community — is at the center of a legal fight. The U.S. government and a Florida developer are fighting over ownership.

Douglas and Lana Turner dance in a scene from Vincente Minnelli's 1952 film, <em>The Bad and the Beautiful.</em>
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:58

Douglas was often cast as a troubled tough guy in films, most famously as a rebellious Roman slave named Spartacus. Off-screen, he was devoted to family and to humanitarian causes.

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 17:15

The Pegasus Airlines flight from the western city of Izmir skidded off the runway in Istanbul and dropped more than 100 feet onto adjacent land, where it broke into pieces.

The expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline has seen significant opposition, such as this camp set up by demonstrators in Vancouver, Canada, in 2018.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:46

The court said the government has adequately consulted with indigenous groups about the pipeline expansion. First Nations have said that they remain concerned about the project's environmental impact.

A notice advising all staff and visitors to wear protective masks stands outside the closed Ocean Park in Hong Kong on Monday.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:29

Fear of the respiratory virus, which has infected more than 28,000 people in over two dozen countries, has brought the normally lucrative business to a screeching halt.

Salvadoran deportees, pictured in June 2018, listen to instructions from an immigration officer at La Chacra Immigration Center in San Salvador, El Salvador. A Human Rights Watch Report found that 138 repatriated Salvadorans have been killed since 2013. More than 70 others were beaten, sexually assaulted, extorted, tortured or went missing.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:05

People "are facing murder, rape, and other violence ... in shockingly high numbers," according to a new report. The group is calling on the White House to expand access to asylum.

Finland's government, led by Prime Minister Sanna Marin, announced it will extend family  leave for both parents to nearly seven months. Marin is seen here arriving at an EU summit in Brussels in December.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:52

Under the new policy, families are entitled to a total 14 months of paid leave. The health minister says the goal is to both improve gender equality and boost a declining birth rate.

Macy's is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing about 125 stores, such as this one in Seattle, the company announced Tuesday.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:28

The cuts and closures are part of the Macy's attempt to stabilize its finances and rethink its future. It's also trying out smaller stores outside of malls

The Diamond Princess cruise ship sits anchored off the coast of Japan. At least 10 people on the ship have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and more than 3,000 of their fellow passengers remain in quarantine, according to Japan's health minister.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:18

Approximately 350 passengers landed Wednesday in California, where they will be quarantined after leaving China. Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases of the respiratory virus continues to rise.

Former national security adviser John Bolton had said he would comply with a Senate subpoena during the impeachment trial, but the Senate voted against calling witnesses.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 11:15

The former national security adviser had said he would comply with a Senate subpoena during the impeachment trial, but the senators voted against calling witnesses.

The Student Borrower Protection Center, a watchdog group, says one lender seems to charge higher rates to graduates of historically black colleges.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:47

Graduates of historically black or predominantly Hispanic colleges might be paying more to borrow money because of where they went to school, according to a report from a financial watchdog.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks toward the Senate floor on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. His party stayed largely united in voting to acquit President Trump on two articles of impeachment.
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 07:30

The Senate found President Trump not guilty on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah voted to convict Trump on only the first article of impeachment.


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