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It’s so insensitive to ‘party like it’s 1776’ at prom
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It’s so insensitive to ‘party like it’s 1776’ at prom

A principal at a New Jersey school is apologizing for issuing "insensitive" tickets that encouraged students to "party like it's 1776" at their prom. Dennis Perry, principal at Cherry Hill High School East, wrote a letter to the community Friday saying he r...
Survey: 90 percent of Pomona College students say climate chills free speech
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Survey: 90 percent of Pomona College students say climate chills free speech

The vast majority of students at Pomona College say the campus climate prevents people from sharing controversial ideas for fear of offending others. A survey conducted by Gallup and the Knight Foundation found that many students at the liberal arts college...
Trump touts China trade concessions
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Trump touts China trade concessions

President Trump said Monday that his hard-nosed trade negotiations won some concessions from China and not the trade war his critics had predicted, scoring what he crowed was another victory for his "American First" agenda. More tough trade bargaining is st...
Seth MacFarlane, ‘Family Guy’ creator, gave $2M to ‘take-no-prisoners’ Democratic super PAC
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Seth MacFarlane, ‘Family Guy’ creator, gave $2M to ‘take-no-prisoners’ Democratic super PAC

The creator of "The Family Guy" is also a "Democratic super PAC Guy" — to the tune of at least $2 million. Writer, actor and producer Seth MacFarlane stars as Capt. Ed Mercer in his science-fiction television series "The Orville," but his goal off the studi...
Evergreen College students back at it with ‘No White People’ day
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Evergreen College students back at it with ‘No White People’ day

Evergreen State College, the Olympia, Washington, place of higher learning — and that phrase "higher learning" is used here loosely — that made mid-2017 national news for its black students' demands for all whites to leave campus for a much-needed day of time-...
Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’
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Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

Tipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a new bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alert...
Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer
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Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects were taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday. A statement of probable cause date...
Why are three Californias better than one?
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Why are three Californias better than one?

You could argue a Silicon Valley investor who saw the early potential of Tesla, Skype and cryptocurrency has a keen sense of knowing what we want before we do. So it's hard to just dismiss venture capitalist Tim Draper and his latest fantasy of subdividing ...
Bill de Blasio tells NYPD to stop marijuana arrests
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Bill de Blasio tells NYPD to stop marijuana arrests

(UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week told the NYPD not to arrest people for smoking marijuana in public and instead give them a summons. The policy will be part of a 30-day review of the racial disparity in marijuana arrests, the New York D...
Fremont, CA picks first female, gay police chief
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Fremont, CA picks first female, gay police chief

Fremont has appointed the first female and openly gay police chief in its 62-year history. In a statement Monday morning, City Manager Fred Diaz announced he appointed Kimberly Petersen, a captain with the Fremont Police Department, as the next top cop. Her...