Category: News

Mormon church: No guns in church

Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but the church is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all lethal weapons. The previous policy called it inappropriate to have weapons on church […]

States sue over rollback of child immigrant protections

Nineteen states sued on Monday over the Trump administration’s effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. “We wish to protect children from irreparable harm,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said as he announced the lawsuit he is co-leading with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Both […]

Four death row prisoners say race altered their trials

Four death row prisoners will argue to North Carolina’s highest court that racial bias so infected their trials that they should be resentenced to life in prison as attorneys revive arguments about a repealed law on race and capital punishment. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday and Tuesday in the cases of four […]

Tropical Storm Dorian could be hurricane when it approaches a Puerto Rico still in recovery

A hurricane watch was issued for one Caribbean island and tropical storm warnings were in effect for several others Monday as Tropical Storm Dorian headed toward the region on a path that could send it near Puerto Rico by midweek. Dorian, the fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed as a tropical depression […]

Acclaimed designer Isabel Toledo, who created for Michelle Obama, dies

Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer with an avant-garde flair who created former first lady Michelle Obama’s standout lemon grass-colored sheath dress and matching overcoat for her husband’s 2009 inauguration, has died. She was 59. Toledo died of breast cancer, her studio said in an email Monday. Further details were not immediately available. Though […]

From med school to megastar, Cimafunk’s Afro-Cuban rhythms go international

Only a short time ago, Erik Iglesias Rodríguez was a medical school student living in his rural hometown of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Now he’s an international music sensation, known as Cimafunk, touring the world with his new brand of Afro-Cuban Funk. Named by Billboard as a “Top 10 Latin Artist to watch in 2019,” […]

The lost children: Advocates fear census will undercount kids

After nearly 1 million children were left out of the U.S. census in 2010, the federal government formed a task force to tackle the problem. But lingering confusion over whether a citizenship question would be added, changes to how the Census Bureau is conducting this survey and a host of other challenges have advocates and […]