Like other ethnic groups before them, American blacks are steadily climbing the political ladder, winning more state, local and national offices each election. Some 90 black mayors are now serving in U.S.
The 9.0 quake that hit Japan on March 11 was powerful enough to shift the earth on its axis and make it spin a little faster, shortening the day by 1.8 millionths of a second. It shoved the island nation one parking space to the east
Fog settled down on the grimy industrial towns of Pennsylvania's Monongahela Valley one day last week, blurred the bleak outlines of steel mills and foundries, and softened the glare of great furnaces. At sooty Donora , it was particularly heavy; the hills stand close and no breath of breeze had reached its streets.
A mutiny by members of Bangladesh’s paramilitary force appeared to have spread beyond the capital, Dhaka, to other towns Thursday — while a deadly hostage standoff in the troops’ main headquarters entered a second day with few signs of a resolution. In a televised address Thursday afternoon, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again urged the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary troops to lay down their arms, saying she was granting them general amnesty.