FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege

Pai is helping Sinclair expand its reach into TV-owning homes, lawmakers say. The House Democrats told Pai that recent news reports raise questions about “whether actions taken by the FCC under your leadership show a pattern of preferential treatment for Sinclair and whether a series of interactions between your office, the Trump campaign and Trump administration, […]

Have black historians been wrong all along?

With American racism and black history, there are no happy endings. I have been a black student of black history for nearly 30 years. Yet, I find myself with a question that feels like a splinter lodged in my nail bed. For all the examples of African American success and American racism reduced, blacks are […]

Milieuschutz: Sie kaufen sich die Stadt zurück

Mit Milieuschutzgebieten reagieren viele Städte auf steigende Mieten: Sie beschränken Sanierungen oder kaufen ganze Wohnhäuser. Kritiker sehen darin Klientelpolitik. Wenn ein Eigentümer ein städtisches Mietshaus verkaufen will, meldet sich derzeit oft ein Immobilieninvestor als Interessent. Für den Eigentümer meist eine gute Nachricht, denn der Investor macht ein gutes Angebot. Für die Hausbewohner nicht, denn er […]

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues

The US president says history and culture is “being ripped apart” with the removal of controversial statues. US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal […]

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation’s most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. The Senate’s top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, condemned “hate and bigotry.” House Speaker Paul Ryan charged that, “White supremacy is repulsive.” Neither criticized the president’s insistence that […]

FCC giving special help to right-wing TV news company, Democrats allege

Pai is helping Sinclair expand its reach into TV-owning homes, lawmakers say. The House Democrats told Pai that recent news reports raise questions about “whether actions taken by the FCC under your leadership show a pattern of preferential treatment for Sinclair and whether a series of interactions between your office, the Trump campaign and Trump administration, […]

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day

More than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year – three times as many as last year. Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and […]

Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency CSIRO is based […]