By Michael R. Blood and Kevin Freking Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer crashed through a barrier when her election victory nearly a quarter century ago marked the ascent of women in Washington. Her successor could achieve a breakthrough as well — one that reflects California’s steadily changing political demographics.
By William J. Kole Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Marky Mark doesn’t want a black mark any longer. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for assaults he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston, saying he has dedicated himself to becoming a better person in his adult years, […]
By Juliet Williams Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state’s powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for […]
PHOENIX — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday, July 28