March 30, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths - even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The report, released Sunday, added fresh details to a controversy that has shaken the revitalized automaker. Already under fire for lengthy delays in recalling the vehicles, GM also was accused in the report of allowing the defective part to be installed in millions of vehicles after testing showed it did not meet the company's own specifications.
March 21, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up almost half of the students who are suspended from preschool multiple times. Those results from the first comprehensive survey in nearly 15 years of civil rights data from the 97,000 U.S. public schools show they remain marked by inequities.
February 14, 2014 |
The investigator looking into the abrupt departure of Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin released his months-long report Friday, concluding that three starters on the offensive line "engaged in a pattern of harassment" directed not only at Martin but other players and an assistant trainer. The 144-page report, prepared by independent investigator Ted Wells, identifies linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey as the instigators in the locker room. Incognito, a Pro Bowl guard who recently finished a three-month suspension, is a free agent and isn't expected to return to the Dolphins.
February 13, 2014 |
He had grown weary of the sportsmanlike platitudes and calm explanations. He had just spent 15 minutes discussing the most stunning upset of his career with a steady stare, and enough was enough. Just before exiting the dank basement interview area at the Adler Arena Skating Center on Wednesday, U.S. Olympic speedskater Shani Davis inexplicably stopped one more time. In front of a handful of remaining reporters, he seethed. "I don't know what's going on....I was skating hard, so hard....I was ready for it, man, like I was ready for this," he said.
January 30, 2014 |
About 12,000 feet above the state of Washington, aerospace giant Boeing Co. is flying a 747 jumbo jet painted in the colors of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks in the pattern of a massive “12.” Check the flight tracker out here . The flight is a publicity move by Boeing, which is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks football team. The Seahawks are set to play the Denver Broncos in next Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII. The 747-8 is owned by Boeing and is being used for flight testing.
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December 27, 2013 |
The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus - more than the 106 students in the senior class. At Jefferson High School, a low-income public school with 280 seniors in South Los Angeles, eight recruiters from local universities showed up. Recruiters' visits often are an important first contact for students to discover campuses far beyond their hometowns and for the colleges to discover talented applicants.