Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that effectively raises the hourly wage for thousands of workers in New York City.
Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.
The U.S. is seeing “historic” progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — “the first decrease we’ve seen in many decades.”
A youth detention center in Tennessee that saw the escape of 32 teens on Tuesday is back in the news today.
Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release.
Marta Mendoza, a 47-year-old Mexican woman, had lived in the Los Angeles area illegally for 32 years. There, she raised six children, all U.S. citizens.
The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs said in a new report today that there was no proof that delays in care at the VA facility in Phoenix led to the death of as many as 40 veterans.
Lawyers at the State Department have banned high-profile U.S. diplomats from participating in the fundraising phenomenon that has swept social media in recent weeks.
Both the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager’s death Aug. 9.
Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent from Ferguson’s streets last night, as protesters and police avoided the clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed black teenager’s death at the hands of police in the St. Louis suburb last weekend.