Number of military suicides dropped last year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives....
Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine....
US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusing on other crises around the world. But Kerry refused to accept defeat, saying "we will never give up our hope or our commitment for the possibilities" of Mideast peace....
Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is visiting South Korea at "a time of great sorrow."...
Where will calorie labels appear? Not just menus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants....
US, Japan say Pacific trade talks make headway
TOKYO (AP) -- Closing two days of around the clock negotiations, U.S. officials said Friday that they reached a breakthrough with Japan to move forward a stalled regional trade pact even though gaps remain that could still upend a final agreement....
Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding Michigan's voter-approved law banning racial preferences in determining college admissions? <More Info>
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved Michigan law that banned racial preferences in higher education admissions. The court emphasized that it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, "This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved," he says, "It is about who may resolve it."
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you believe the court-appointed receiver for the August Wilson Center should be removed?