Jury Says 'Disease Expert' Must Pay $105 Million to Cancer Victim
11/8/2018 2:02:35 PM

By Staff Reports SAN DIEGO (AP)—A California man convicted of practicing medicine without a license must pay more than $105 million to a woman who said he falsely promised to cure her breast cancer. KNSD-TV says San Diego jurors decided Wednesday that Robert O. Young must pay medical expenses and damages. Young says he'll appeal. Young wrote “The pH Miracle” and other best-selling books promoting an alternative theory of fighting illness. Dawn Kali sued Young for fraud and negligence, saying she delayed regular cancer treatment and spent thousands on...

Week of Trump-Connected Violence Once Again Sets Off Alarms on His Words, Policies
11/8/2018 1:57:43 PM

By Lauren Victoria Burke   A week that started with President Donald Trump announcing that he is “a nationalist,” to the delight of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, ended with the arrest of a Trump supporter in Florida on charges of attempting to assassinate several of Trump’s political opponents. That supporter, Cesar Sayoc, lived in a van decorated with a collage of images of Trump’s critics, including one of Trump’s 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton in the crosshairs, attempted to murder two former Democratic presidents and other...

Interfaith Religious Leaders Express Horror at Synagogue Attack
11/1/2018 10:44:40 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP)—Reaction to the Saturday morning shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a man killed 11 people and wounded six in one of the deadliest attacks on Jews in U.S. history: “We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun.—former President Barack Obama. “This evil Anti-Semitic attack is an assault on humanity. It...

In Migrant Caravan, Safety in Numbers and No Smuggling Fees
11/1/2018 10:43:42 PM

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP)—Kenia Yoselin Gutierrez had long thought about migrating from her native Honduras to the United States, but stories of others who made the trip scared her off: migrants being raped or disappearing, children stolen. When she heard about the caravan that has now grown into several thousand people traveling through southern Mexico, she saw her chance. Her 5-year-old daughter, sister and niece joined her. “It’s not so easy to walk this road alone and with children,” the 23-year-old said, sitting with her sister and their daughters under a...

Enthusiasm Bump Not Reflected in Early California Voting
11/1/2018 10:39:18 PM

By Kathlene Ronayne   SACRAMENTO (AP)—The enthusiasm both parties say exists in the electorate hasn't yet translated into early voting in California, where the percentage of people who have voted so far is similar to this time four years ago. Voters who are Republican, white and older are sending in their ballots early at a higher rate, which is typical in California elections, said Paul Mitchell of Political Data Inc., a firm that collects voter data from the counties. About 570,000 Californians had cast ballots as of early Monday. That's about 100,000...

Early Voting Numbers Signal Big Turnout for Midterms as Voter Suppression Looms
11/1/2018 10:38:27 PM

By Lauren Victoria Burke   In Georgia, close to three times the number of people who voted early during the last midterm election have voted early. The numbers went up over the first week of early voting in a state featuring one of the biggest races for governor in the U.S: Democrat Stacey Abrams vs. Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams would be the first African American female governor elected in history if she wins. Over 482,000 people have voted in Georgia in advance which included 92,000 on October 19 alone. According to the New York Times, “vote totals have...

Trump Off Track on Birthright Citizenship
11/1/2018 10:32:25 PM

By Mark Sherman and Calvin Woodward   WASHINGTON (AP)—President Donald Trump has astonished legal scholars with his claim that he can end birthright citizenship with a swipe of his pen. No, they say, he can’t. Trump also went far off track in asserting that the U.S. is the only country that automatically grants citizenship to anyone born in the country. Many do. His comments in an interview with “Axios on HBO”: TRUMP: “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t. ... Well, you can...

I Will Vote! Choosing NOT to Vote Still Impacts You
11/1/2018 10:31:30 PM

By Jeffrey L. Boney   “I Will Vote!” That is such an empowering statement, when you think about it, especially considering how important voting is for Black people at this critical time in this country. The voting rights of Blacks are being targeted and threatened every day and those threats have become extremely rampant over the course of the last several months leading up to these important midterm elections in a few weeks. Early voting has begun in several states and the shenanigans have also increased. There have been a number of reports coming out...

Choosing NOT to Vote Still Impacts You
10/30/2018 10:46:17 PM

By Jeffrey L. Boney   “I Will Vote!” That is such an empowering statement, when you think about it, especially considering how important voting is for Black people at this critical time in this country. The voting rights of Blacks are being targeted and threatened every day and those threats have become extremely rampant over the course of the last several months leading up to these important midterm elections in a few weeks. Early voting has begun in several states and the shenanigans have also increased. There have been a number of reports coming out...

Academic Standards and the Every Student Succeeds Act
10/25/2018 10:06:52 PM

By: Dr. Elizabeth Primas   The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines standards as, “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example. For example,” the Egyptians established the 365-day calendar, recording 4236 BC as the first year in recorded history. Around 1100 AD in England, it was determined that the length of King Henry Beauclerc’s foot would be used for the standard measurement of a linear foot. These standards of time and linear measurement are still widely used and accepted today. During the Civil War, America...