Leaders of a local sports league for special-needs students plan to recommend that schools award regular varsity athletic letters to Tri-County Sports League athletes who meet eligibility and participation requirements.
The radio campaign, paid for by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is a pre-emptive effort to discourage lawmakers from making tweaks to a tax exemption that enables some business owners to pay no income tax.
Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma officials and Texas researchers Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the region are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells.
The riot started just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody. Rioters looted stores and hurled rocks and bricks at Baltimore police, injuring several officers.
Helicopters are crisscrossing the mountains near the epicenter of the earthquake that killed more than 4,400, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.
A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: “I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen.”
“This really does reflect a huge change in the political momentum from decades when parties and candidates competed to see who could be the most flamboyantly punitive,” said Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law. Now, he said, “there’s a competition for reform and to take on the issue of mass incarceration. It’s really unheard of in recent decades.”
. Of the 12 men who flew aboard the Enola Gay the day the U.S. B-29 Superfortress dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima 70 years ago this summer, none knew the four-engine bomber better than Capt. Robert Lewis.
Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a landmark disarmament treaty, the now-fragile survivors warn this may be their last chance to use their personal horror to hurry that work along.