(Chicago Tribune) - Yik Yak, a Twitter-like app that lets kids post anonymous comments to users in a 5- or 10-mile radius was introduced only a few months ago but has quickly stirred controversy in the Chicago area, where educators say some students use the service to threaten and malign others.
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(Associated Press) – Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers entered Crimea…Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea.
The federal government is suing the School District of Philadelphia on behalf of a veteran security officer who says the district refuses to recognize his Islamic faith as justification for keeping an untrimmed beard in violation of personnel grooming policies.
(Reuters) – An obligatory essay, arcane vocabulary words and penalties for wrong answers will be gone from the widely used SAT exam as of 2016 as administrators try to make the standardized test more reflective of a student’s readiness for college.
Secretary of State John Kerry, during an emergency visit to Kiev, pledged aid to Ukraine’s new government and warned the U.S. and its allies would impose sanctions against Russia if it didn’t begin pulling troops from the former Soviet state.
(by Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News) – President Obama pressed for movement on Middle East pace talks during a White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, diving into an effort he has largely left to Secretary of State John Kerry so far.
TSU is implementing a new ID policy after a rash of vandalism and a shooting this school year on campus. A built in chip in all IDs can now restrict access to certain areas and track who is entering different buildings.
After fruitlessly pursuing one of the world’s top drug lords for years, authorities finally drew close to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman using a cellphone found at a house where drugs were stored.
(Bloomberg News) – Farmers in California’s Central Valley, the world’s most productive agricultural region, will get none of the water they requested this year from a federally controlled system because of the drought gripping the state, the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation said.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is facing pressure from both sides of a heated debate over religious rights, as she weighs whether to sign a bill that would legally protect businesses that deny services to customers for religious reasons.