Michelle LeeThe National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has named Michelle K. Lee, under secretary of Commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as the recipient of the 2015 NAPABA Women’s Leadership Award.
This award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers and is presented to an individual who has achieved professional excellence in her field, demonstrated leadership and understanding of women’s issues, and made significant contributions to the...Read more
Senior Trooper Steven Vincent
A Louisiana trooper died Monday, a day after an apparently stranded motorist shot him in the head and then stood over him to tell him he was going to die soon, state police said.
Authorities plan to charge the man accused of killing Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, with first-degree murder. Vincent had been trying to help a man whose pickup truck was stuck sideways in a ditch, Col. Mike Edmonson said.
"Tragically these...Read more
"Countries are defined not by the way they treat the rich and powerful, but by the way they treat the most vulnerable."
Fusion host Jorge Ramos just took down Donald Trump in one sentence.
"Right now Donald Trump is, no question, the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and devision in the United States," the host said Tuesday on "America with Jorge Ramos."
Ramos criticized the details of the reality TV star's immigration proposal, saying that deporting 11 million people and stripping...Read more
Obamacare is really good at getting health insurance to people -- if their states' leaders let it.
The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped sharply since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in 2013, according to survey results published by Gallup on Monday. And the law's effects are even more dramatic in states that cooperated with the federal government instead of fighting Obamacare.
Nationwide, the uninsured rate fell from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 11.7 percent through the...Read more
The Democratic front-runner maintains a 12-point lead over the Republican candidate nationally, while tying with Bush and Walker.
Donald Trump likes to say he's the only one of the 17 Republican presidential candidates who can beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that job may be better suited to one of Trump's rivals.
The real estate mogul gets support from just 36 percent of registered voters nationwide in a hypothetical match-up against Clinton, while the former secretary of...Read more
After Paul Minton graduated from college, he worked as a waiter, but always felt he should do more.
So Mr. Minton, a 26-year-old math major, took a three-month course in computer programming and data analysis. As a waiter, he made $20,000 a year. His starting salary last year as a data scientist at a web start-up here was more than $100,000.
“Six figures, right off the bat,” Mr. Minton said. “To me, it was astonishing.”
Stories like his...Read more
When a financial executive refuses to answer basic questions about personal finance, you know he's in trouble.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Tuesday embarrassed Primerica President Peter Schneider, who Senate Republicans had invited to testify against a new regulation designed to protect retirement savings from dodgy investment managers. The Obama administration estimates that Americans lose $17 billion a year from investment professionals who manage retirement accounts by prioritizing their own financial interests over those of their...Read more