Eight Democratic senators joined Republicans to vote down Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee for head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, because of his connection to the infamous Mumia Abu-Jamal 'cop-killer' case.
Opening statements were delivered Wednesday in the trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the most senior alleged member of Al Qaeda to be tried in a civilian US court.
With newspaper revenues falling billionaires are stepping in to fund reporting, either by buying existing media outlets or starting new ones.
British-Chinese author Xiaolu Guo, who was selected by Granta Magazine as one of Britain's best young novelists and was recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize, criticized American literature and also expressed concern that literature has become too ‘storytelling-driven.’ 'All the poetry, all the alternative things, have been pushed away by mainstream society,' she said.
The spread of vigilante groups in Mexico's Michoacán State, a response to the rise of a powerful drug cartel, has placed the government in a law and order Catch-22.
Earlier reports suggested that Tesla was recalling as many as 29,000 Model S sedans.