We're caught in the middle of a food fight, and it's not pretty. Drought in California has already pushed avocado prices up 40 percent this year. Now researchers at Arizona State University estimate significant impact on a number of other fruits and vegetables as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in admissions at Michigan’s state-run universities in a decision that provides a blueprint for other states wishing to enact similar bars.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive an Arizona law that made it a crime to harbor or transport people who are in the country illegally, as the justices steered clear of a new clash over immigration rules.
Container shipments through the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest in the nation, climbed in March by the most in seven years as commerce rebounded following the Chinese New Year and harsh U.S. winter weather.
Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who was found to have violated the constitutional rights of Latinos, was told by a federal judge to stop misinforming his deputies about the court’s rulings.