Government Accuses Harvard of ‘Outright Racial Balancing’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its latest push to end the use of race in college admissions, the Trump administration on Thursday accused Harvard University of “engaging in outright racial balancing” and sided with Asian-American students who allege the Ivy League school discriminated against them. Harvard denied the bias claim and said it would defend the…

Illinois’ VW Settlement Money to go to Improving Air Quality

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will use the $108 million it got from the government’s Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement to improve air quality, mostly by replacing old diesel engines with more environmentally friendly options. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Volkswagen reached a series of settlements in 2016 and 2017 to resolve U.S. complaints. The complaints…