Sunday, May 17, 2015
An alliance of Asian-American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.
Mexico's Supreme Court ordered a private school on Friday to give US$33,000 in compensation to a seven-year-old boy who was bullied by other students with a teacher's approval.
U.S. military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a cellphone with wings.
A senior at Washington College has been awarded a US$62,900 literary prize.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton reported Friday they earned more than US$25 million combined in speaking fees since January 2014.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
BOSTON -- A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.
Output at U.S. factories, mines and utilities fell for the fifth straight month as oil and gas drillers continued make sharp cuts.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has berated families sending migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea, suggesting they are not "true Muslims."
U.S. President Barack Obama tried to reassure America's Gulf allies Thursday that engaging with Iran would not come at their expense, at a Camp David summit that proved short on concrete outcomes.
A former Mexican vigilante running for mayor was shot dead during a campaign event Thursday in the troubled state of Michoacan, the third politician killed ahead of June elections.