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AP Exclusive: Drug lord gains weight, reads books in prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is getting some self-help advice and gaining a bit of weight in prison under his new, tighter-security regime, but Mexico's formerly most wanted man is apparently not doing so well in the love department.<p>Guzman, who tunneled out of the same …


Public Hanging of a Black Man Used as Table Decor: An Apology is Not Enough

I cannot fathom how anyone could be so ignorant as to think the use of the picture of the 1895 hanging of Richard Burelson in Texas on its tables would be funny. Nonetheless, Joe's Crab Shack in Roseville, Minnesota used the photograph with a comic caption above the condemned man's head which said, …

Race & Ethnicity

Listen: Paranoid drug traffickers smuggling marijuana while stoned call 911 on themselves

Two paranoid drug smugglers high on cannabis wrongly believed they were being chased by the police so called 911 on themselves<p>A pair of paranoid drug smugglers got so high when smuggling marijuana they called 911 to report themselves.<p>Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, were travelling …

President Obama’s State of the Union speech was a wholesale repudiation of Trumpism

President Obama promised that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday night would be something very different from the six that had preceded it. And, he made good on that promise -- abandoning the traditional laundry list of policy proposals to instead make an extended case against the …

Donald Trump

Yale investigation finds ‘no evidence’ of racism at frat party alleged to have been for ‘white girls only’

It was the Facebook post heard across the Ivy League, if not the entire country.<p>On Halloween, Yale undergrad Neema Githere wrote that black friends of hers had been turned away from a fraternity party because it was for “white girls only.”<p>That accusation, combined with an administrator’s …

Higher Education