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African American employee’s office at Education Department vandalized

African American employee’s office at Education Department vandalized

The office of an African American diversity change agent at the Department of Education was vandalized this week, department employees told CNN on Friday. One employee said the woman’s diploma had been knocked down and that some figurines in her office had been broken. “She had some dolls in her office that were decapitated,” the…MORE

Obi-Wan Kenobi and ‘The Mandalorian’ bring the Force to Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi and ‘The Mandalorian’ bring the Force to Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi will bring the Force to Disney+, which — along with the first trailer for “The Mandalorian” — capped the studio’s presentation for its new streaming service at the D23 Expo. Ewan McGregor — who played the Jedi Knight in three “Star Wars” movies — appeared onstage with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy to confirm…MORE

Illinois State Police trooper dies after East St. Louis shootout

Illinois State Police trooper dies after East St. Louis shootout

An Illinois State Police trooper died Friday evening hours after he was wounded in an exchange of gunfire at a neighborhood in East St. Louis, officials said. Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, 33, was executing a search warrant shortly before dawn when he was shot. State police did not release details of the incident. Three individuals were…MORE

Israel likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations

Israel likely had a role in Iraq airstrike that has roiled US-Iraqi relations

The US government has assessed that Israel was likely involved in a strike that took place north of Baghdad last month, a strike that has complicated America’s relationship with Baghdad, according to two US officials. The strike, believed to be Israel’s first in Iraq in several decades, likely targeted militia groups that have a close…MORE

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

Trump is the not-so-happy trade warrior

As warning signs of an economic slowdown bubble up at home, President Donald Trump has amped up his trade war with China. And he’s using a … unique … way to do so. “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” Trump tweeted on Friday. While the statement…MORE

Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Eggs extracted from the last 2 northern white rhinos may save the species

Only beeps from medical monitoring equipment broke the silence as veterinarians harvested eggs from the last two northern white rhinos on the planet. The pressure was high because it was the first time this procedure had ever been attempted on the species. The stakes are immense, with the future of the northern white rhino on…MORE

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