WASHINGTON (AP) -- The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice. read more
Why the world that nerds are creating will be awful.
If you don't think welfare should be replaced by high-nutrient sludge, or are irritated by Google Glass, you're not backwards you're a human being. read more
Police for Los Angeles schools on Tuesday they would give up three grenade launchers acquired for free through a federal program now facing mounting scrutiny for supplying local agencies with military-grade equipment, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Los Angeles School Police Department, which serves the nation's second-largest school system, would keep 61 rifles and an armored vehicle built to withstand roadside bombs, the newspaper said.
As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key component of its coalition appears to have struck a non-aggression pact with the group. According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army. read more
The contract demands for a Hillary Clinton speaking appearance have been leaked to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A contract detailed by the paper for her Oct. 13 speech at a University of Nevada, Las Vegas fundraiser, for which she was paid $225,000, indicates that she must stay at a luxury hotel's presidential suite, be flown to the event on a Gulfstream G450 or larger, remain at the event no longer than 90 minutes and pose for no more than 50 photos with no more than 100 people. Also, no media, video or audio recording are permitted, and the only record allowed is a stenographer whose transcript will be given to Clinton. In a Good Morning America report on the contract, host Dan Harris joked, "Did she specify which color M&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; amp;M's she would like?" read more