Harvard University will fight discrimination lawsuit in court

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A lawsuit alleging that Harvard University’s admissions practice discriminates against Asian Americans is officially headed to trial. The judge overseeing the case rejected motions from both sides Friday asking to rule on their behalf. The judge says there’s still too much in dispute. The group Students For Fair Admissions filed the suit […]

US pulls diplomats from Iraqi city after threats from Iran

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – The United States announced on Friday it will effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire. The decision adds to mounting tension between the United States and Iran, which is the target of […]