As Gorsuch is testifying, Supreme Court undermines his decision in school disabilities case
Senate Democrats seized on a Supreme Court ruling handed down Wednesday morning ? less than an hour into the third day of the confirmation hearing for nominee Neil Gorsuch ? to question the judgment of President Trump?s choice to fill the empty seat on the high court. The unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District expanded the obligations of public-school districts to provide an adequate education to disabled students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a standard that Gorsuch had used to decide a similar case in 2008, Thompson School District v. Luke P.
Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic?s mysterious fall
A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in a series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin: lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov?s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. ?People don?t just go falling out of their apartments,? Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.
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White Man From Maryland Stabbed A Black Man To Death In New York
Correction: Oil Pipeline story
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.
Sunken South Korean ferry slowly emerges three years after disaster
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a gray sea on Thursday, a somber reminder of a tragedy that traumatized the country. "We can't help but feel stunned seeing the ship being raised," Lee Kum-hee, whose daughter Cho Eun-hwa was one of the nine, told reporters. "The work needs to be done very cautiously," Lee Cheol-jo, an official at the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries, which is in charge of the operation, told a briefing.
Japan principal of scandal-hit school says he got donation from PM's wife
By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a political scandal said in sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday that he received a donation of 1 million yen from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in her husband's name. The controversy over a sweetheart land deal at the school has chipped away at Abe's support and sent Japanese shares briefly lower on Thursday, and any questions over the donation could cast further doubt over the deal. Abe has said neither he nor his wife, Akie, intervened in the land deal in which educational group Moritomo Gakuen, based in Osaka, bought state-owned land at a fraction of its appraisal price to build an elementary school.
Photos of the day - March 22, 2017
A peek at Boris in Washington; members of a Chinese honor guard salute caskets of Korean War dead; heavy snowfall in Northumberland, England; and people embrace during anniversary service for Brussels suicide attacks victims.
911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies
Two years on, Yemen stuck in 'quagmire'
Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever. The chaos has also seen fighting erupt in vital Red Sea shipping lanes, and Riyadh's ally the United States stepping up its involvement. The war has become "a quagmire", Peter Salisbury, a research fellow at London's Chatham House, said ahead of the March 26 anniversary of the intervention of the Saudi-led coalition.