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  • GM fires 15 at top levels; report on ignition switches 'brutally tough'

    A pervading atmosphere of incompetence and neglect at General Motors led the company to allow a deadly problem to fester for 11 years before anyone acted to correct it. So says a report Thursday morning on the ignition-switch issue that has been linked to...
  • Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police

    Lawmakers question practice of giving military equipment to police
    Responding to public outcry over images of heavily armed police officers in Ferguson, Mo., last month, lawmakers called Tuesday for closer examination of federal programs that distribute military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies....
  • In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware
    President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal...
  • Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm

    Missouri racial unrest mounts; U.S. leaders call for calm
    U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday called for calm and a change in police tactics in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, which has been rocked by racially charged clashes and riots after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager 10 days ago. The violence...
  • Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.

    Obama: No excuse for 'excessive force' by police in Ferguson, Mo.
    President Obama sought to calm the increasingly tense situation in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for "excessive force" by police or for looting or violence aimed at law enforcement. Making a brief statement from...
  • Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says

    Federal probe into Ferguson shooting is proceeding, Eric Holder says
    FBI and Justice Department investigators from St. Louis and Washington have already spoken with key witnesses who saw a police officer shoot an unarmed teenager during a confrontation last weekend in Ferguson, Mo., Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said...
  • No More Letting College Sexual Assaults Slide

    If we want to do something about sexual assault on college campuses, first we have to deal with the excuse makers. These are the people who belittle sexual assault as youthful hanky-panky taken a little too far, who dismiss statistics or personal...
  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough...
  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war
    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • Sleeper in Kansas might upset Senate election calculus

    Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let's...
  • Deep Red Kansas Seat Could Be Up For Grabs

    Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let'...