Religion news in brief
National / U.S. News

Religion news in brief

Obama makes his first presidential visit to a US mosque CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — In a campaign season rife with concerns about terrorism, President Obama is visiting a mosque in Baltimore. While the president has visited mosques overseas, his stop Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore is his first visit to an American mosque … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy
Politics / U.S. News

AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate. And from his own event a few miles away in Des Moines Iowa, debate no-show Donald Trump greatly exaggerated the U.S. trade deficit with … Continue reading

Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill
Business / U.S. News

Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation’s aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 … Continue reading

Chinese president to head to Africa
Middle East

Chinese president to head to Africa

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Some immigration signs at Zimbabwe’s main international airport are in Chinese, a sign of China’s deep economic inroads in Africa, which Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit this week. Xi arrives Tuesday in Zimbabwe before heading on Wednesday to South Africa. There, he will attend a forum on cooperation between Africa … Continue reading

United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China
Business

United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to ‘hack back’ to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said Tuesday. That’s the primary recommendation of this year’s report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review … Continue reading

White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans
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White House and Department of Labor launch $100 million TechHire Grant Competition including $50 million for young Americans

Today, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Cabinet Secretary and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Broderick Johnson, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, will travel to Baltimore, Maryland to announce new steps to advance the President’s TechHire initiative and expand opportunities for young Americans to get trained and placed into well-paying tech … Continue reading

White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses,  but they tell us:  “It’s On Us.”
Campus Life / Education / Health / Local / National / Politics / Virginia

White House’s Sexual Assault Initiative is hoping to reduce assaults on campuses, but they tell us: “It’s On Us.”

by Mahogany Waldon The White House, along with CollegeHumor, an online website that produces videos and articles geared towards college students, have partnered for the “It’s On Us” week of action from Nov. 8-14. The week is designated for college campuses to bring awareness to sexual assault. Initiatives from pledge drives, town hall meetings and … Continue reading