Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery....
Oregon moves to dump health exchange website
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead....
Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths
DETROIT (AP) -- A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home....
Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan
CHICAGO (AP) -- From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children....
After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday....
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?