A group of black soybean farmers from the South say a company intentionally sold them defective seeds in an elaborate scheme to place them at a disadvantage because of their race.
WASHINGTON—Antiabortion activists plan to descend upon the home-state offices of three key Democratic senators, including North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's office in Bismarck, on Tuesday. Liberals hope to take over Twitter with the #SaveSCOTUS hashtag while holding dozens of events across the country. And groups on both sides have prepared multimillion-dollar digital and television ad campaigns set to start Monday night.
President Donald Trump's pick for the next Supreme Court justice is due in four short days, and his list of 25 candidates to fill the seat of the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy seems to have whittled down to about a half-dozen. That shortlist includes several potential picks whom he's already interviewed and a couple who have emerged as experts' favorites.
In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide conversation about small, everyday changes that people can make to protect the planet. A decade ago, the city adopted an ordinance requiring that all one-time-use food items be compostable or recyclable, according to the Seattle Times. But straws and other cutlery were exempted from that law because there were not many good alternatives. So the straws stayed, along with the environmental problems they cause.
A working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" sold for $250,000 at Sotheby's. The lyrics to the 1975 anthem, ranked as the New Jersey native's greatest song, was purchased at Sotheby's Fine Books & Manuscripts auction, Midori Tanaka, a company spokeswoman, said Friday in an email. The buyer's identity wasn't disclosed.
LeBron James informed the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday he was opting out of the final year of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent and altering the potential number of teams he could join this summer.
A system that digitally processes customer transactions for a major pipeline network in the U.S. was shut down Monday after a cyber attack. The electronic data interchange provided by third-party Energy Services Group LLC for Energy Transfer Partners's natural gas pipeline system was attacked Monday and will be hobbled until "further notice," Energy Transfer said in a notice to shippers.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed state Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday - a decision that has already drawn concerns from fellow Republicans, including some inside the White House. "Things are new, things are good, and things are about to happen, I can assure you," Hyde-Smith said after Bryant introduced her at an event in Mississippi. The governor said the decision was "mine and mine alone." He called on Mississippians to rally around his choice.
A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, March 20, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The officer and gunman exchanged fire in a hallway, authorities said. They said the gunman was mortally wounded, but it was not clear if he was shot by the officer or hit by his own round at the school 70 miles south of Washington, D.C.
FRAZER, Mont. - The laughter of children playing basketball, all crowded around the hoop as the ball spilled over the rim, carried out of the school playground and into an otherwise silent Saturday afternoon in mid-December. Three stray dogs, looking for food or shelter or anything to do, walked along the sidewalk. A biting wind whipped off the prairie and inside the second-to-last house on the last street on the western edge of town sat Mya Fourstar, running three fingers through her straightened brown hair, squinting into the dining room table.