Illiteracy moves to the digital world

Illiteracy moves to the digital world

WASHINGTON– Though most people know basic online security protocol, there are a number of people who don’t even know what a password is. The elderly, those with low incomes and people who speak limited English are especially at risk for targeting and...
Is ridesharing safe?

Is ridesharing safe?

WASHINGTON- Amid driver misconduct allegations against ridesharing companies such as Uber, a new think tank report shows there is no evidence that passengers are in more danger in rideshare cars than they are in taxis. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have...
America going to pot?

America going to pot?

WASHINGTON – Residents of the nation’s capital voted overwhelmingly in November to legalize marijuana, but the fate of the initiative is now in the hands of a Republican-controlled Congress.   Without congressional authorization, the legalization issue would be...
More freedom lost than found in 2014

More freedom lost than found in 2014

WASHINGTON– For the ninth consecutive year, more freedom has been lost than found in countries worldwide, an advocacy group said Wednesday. Washington-based Freedom House is an independent, nonpolitical watchdog organization that’s led by former senior...
Sikhism in the U.S.: What Americans need to know

Sikhism in the U.S.: What Americans need to know

WASHINGTON–Wake before dawn. Meditate on the name of God. Tie turban. Visit temple. This is the daily routine of practicing Sikhs around the world — but a mysterious religion to many Americans. Ever since the 9/11 attacks, American Sikhs have experienced...