Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

Biden’s new Title IX rules protect LGBTQ+ students, but avoid addressing transgender athletes

The rights of LGBTQ+ students will be protected by federal law and victims of campus sexual assault will gain new safeguards under new rules from the Biden administration.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 5:05 AM EDT
Chicago's response to migrant influx stirs longstanding frustrations among Black residents

Chicago's response to migrant influx stirs longstanding frustrations among Black residents

Chicago is one of several big American cities grappling with a surge of migrants.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 12:25 AM EDT
Biden administration restricts oil and gas leasing in 13 million acres of Alaska's petroleum reserve

Biden administration restricts oil and gas leasing in 13 million acres of Alaska's petroleum reserve

The Biden administration has finalized rules that would restrict new oil and gas leasing and development in portions of a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska that are considered particularly sensitive as the Arctic continues to warm.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 5:05 AM EDT
Finding an apartment may be easier for California pet owners under new legislation

Finding an apartment may be easier for California pet owners under new legislation

A bill in California wants to make more rental housing available to tenants with pets.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 12:15 AM EDT
Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Crews turn sights to removing debris from ship's deck in Baltimore bridge collapse cleanup

Salvage crews at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are turning their focus to the thousands of tons of debris sitting atop the massive cargo ship that veered off course last month.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 3:35 PM EDT
How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

How to get rid of NYC rats without brutality? Birth control is one idea

New York lawmakers are proposing rules to humanely drive down the population of rats and other rodents.

Sunday, April 14th 2024, 12:12 AM EDT
Attorneys argue that Florida law discriminates against Chinese nationals trying to buy homes

Attorneys argue that Florida law discriminates against Chinese nationals trying to buy homes

An attorney wants a federal court to overturn a Florida law that she says discriminates against Chinese citizens by barring their purchase of real estate in much of the state.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 2:05 PM EDT
Not a toddler, not a parent, but still love 'Bluey'? You're not alone

Not a toddler, not a parent, but still love 'Bluey'? You're not alone

Viewers don't have to be young or a parent to appreciate the Australian kids' television program “Bluey,” as this week’s release of a special episode proved.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 2:05 PM EDT
Mississippi legislators won't smooth the path this year to restore voting rights after some felonies

Mississippi legislators won't smooth the path this year to restore voting rights after some felonies

Civil rights advocates say Mississippi needs to simplify the process of restoring voting rights to people convicted of some felonies.

Wednesday, April 17th 2024, 5:54 PM EDT
Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

Has Salman Rushdie changed after his stabbing? Well, he feels about 25, the author tells AP

Nearly two years after the shocking knife attack that nearly killed him, Salman Rushdie appears both changed and very much the same.

Friday, April 19th 2024, 12:25 PM EDT