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Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans, lawyer says at trial

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to illegally limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group...

In Tennessee, a Democrat scrambles to turn out voters as polls...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Reuters) - Just weeks ago, Tennessee’s Phil Bredesen was a bright light for a Democratic Party hoping to make inroads into...

Texas desert tent city for immigrant children balloons in size

TORNILLO, Texas (Reuters) - A tent city in the west Texas desert set up to hold immigrant children has expanded its capacity by...

Devastated Mexico Beach will be back, but different: mayor

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Mexico Beach, the seafront Florida resort town shattered by Hurricane Michael, will be rebuilt “100 percent”, its mayor...

Volunteer search teams born of prior disasters reactivated in Florida

(Reuters) - Volunteer search-and-rescue networks formed during previous flood disasters in Texas and Louisiana sprang into action in Florida this week following Hurricane...

Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights

(Reuters) - U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia’s top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting...

Justice Kavanaugh unlikely to heed calls for recusal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Justice Brett Kavanaugh is unlikely to heed calls by critics to step aside from certain politically charged U.S. Supreme Court...

Limo company operator in New York crash charged with homicide

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (Reuters) - The operator of a limousine company that owned the vehicle involved in a crash that killed 20 people in...

Trump raises ethanol use in gasoline, appeases farmers ahead of elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a...

Freshly minted Justice Kavanaugh gets to work at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just three days after he was narrowly confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court despite facing allegations of sexual assault, Brett...

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