Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 3:31 pm
Hundreds of people who entered the U.S. without documentation as children lined up to seek licenses in Arizona on Monday, days after the Supreme Court declined to support the state's ban on issuing licenses to young immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents.
Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 3:09 pm
Jann Wenner, the editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, says the magazine has asked Columbia Journalism School to investigate the editorial process that resulted in its flawed story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012.
Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 12:01 pm
A crackdown on protesters at a Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar has left at least one person dead, the company that runs the project said today in a statement.
The statement from the company, Myanmar Wanbao, said it had "just been informed of the death of a female resident from Moe Kyo Pyin village," adding: "The events leading up to her death are still unclear." [Some news sources call the village Mogyopyin.]
Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 11:09 am
Eight months after a police officer shot and killed a black man whom the officer had been trying to search as the man slept, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says the officer acted in self-defense.
The incident occurred in a Milwaukee park around 4 in the afternoon. Officer Christopher Manney, who is white, was trying to frisk a sleeping Dontre Hamilton. Manney fired his gun 14 times after Hamilton woke up and grabbed the officer's baton, striking him with it.
Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 12:13 pm
The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.
Never one to mince words, George R.R. Martin has lately saved some of his strongest language for Sony Pictures. Using his blog as a platform, the Game of Thrones author has let loose a week-long volley of criticism against the studio and several movie theater chains for canceling the release of The Interview, following anonymous threats of violence.