We take a look at the California prison hunger strike and mass incarceration. Then, we get an update on the Brazilian government's response to last month's protests. And protesting continues in Turkey.
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert
It appears that a three-week hunger strike by prisoners in California has ended. Officials with the state's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation say inmates have started eating again after some of their demands were met.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
A new poll finds support for President Barack Obama's overhaul at its lowest level since passage last year.Worries about government deficits that keep rising due to health care costs appear to be driving the numbers.The Associated Press-GfK poll showed that support for Obama's health
The day's weather news isn't very good for L.A."A fast-moving Arctic storm swung into Los Angeles County early Wednesday and was expected to bring powerful gusts later in the day," the Los Angeles Times writes.