President Barack Obama has something special for local soon-to-be high school graduates. Find out if he'll be coming to an area commencement ceremony with details inside.
For the first time in the 168-year history of Notre Dame University, an African American has been crowned valedictorian. “I am humbled,” said 21-year-old Gary, Indiana native Katie Washington to the Northwest Indiana Times. “I am in a mode of gratitude and thanksgiving right now.”
African-American farmers hoping for government settlement money in a racial bias case met with lawmakers Wednesday and called on Congress to come up with a way to fund the $1 billion deal.
The United Nations has quietly upped this year's peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island.
More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements to join the military, creating a potential threat to national security, a group of retired armed forces leaders said Tuesday.
Robert Tate wasn't ever going to snitch -- not even when it came to his own murder, according to the Chicago Police. Tate, 17, was shot in the chest as someone approached him on a West Side sidewalk on the evening of April 12, police say. Seeing that Tat know," Tate told him. "But I ain't telling you s---."
In a vote that supporters and opponents alike called historic, though for markedly different reasons, Cincinnati City Council gave a green light Monday to a proposed streetcar system by endorsing plans to spend $2.6 million on preliminary expenses for the project.