Showing: 1-20 of 84

Social Affairs

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

11 hours agoLoading…
Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

Obama: No quick end to embargo on Cuba

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an hi…

16 hours agoLoading…
Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

Obama expects no quick end to Cuba embargo

WASHINGTON — Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.

16 hours agoLoading…

Race relations suddenly a top concern of Americans

WASHINGTON — Race relations is back as a major national issue.

20 hours agoLoading…
Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays aren’t known as a time of alcoholic restraint.

23 hours ago Photos

Photos

Loading…
Rainbow of blacks, Latinos, other minorities that isn't

Rainbow of blacks, Latinos, other minorities that isn't

Hispanics don't really talk publicly about sensitive issues of race.

December 18, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

A post-election flurry: Obama tests his powers

WASHINGTON — With a recent streak of activism, President Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.

December 18, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…
Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad tha…

December 18, 2014 3:43 pmLoading…
Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Maricopa sheriff will disband controversial squad.

December 18, 2014 3:43 pmLoading…
Mexican woman awarded $25K in detention lawsuit

Mexican woman awarded $25K in detention lawsuit

She claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.

December 18, 2014 3:08 pmLoading…
Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

People line up to take the bus outside the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor? That’s about to become clear as the Obama administration and the communist government of Raul Castro move to normalize mor…

December 18, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

WASHINGTON— How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?

December 18, 2014 2:51 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

Next steps on Cuba: Normalizing could take awhile

Taxi drivers wait for clients next to their classic American cars in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday, the day after President Obama announced that his administration would seek to normalize more than a half-century of bitter animosity between the United States and Cuba.

December 18, 2014 2:51 pmLoading…
Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed his disappointment in Obama’s initiative.

December 18, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…
Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

Obama reignites political debate over Cuba

WASHINGTON — The surprise move by President Obama to restore U.S. ties with Cuba reignited long-simmering political passions over the fate of the island nation, reinforcing yet another difference between Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and several Republicans eyeing bids for the White House.

December 18, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…
FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow Thursday.

December 18, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…
Fact check: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

Fact check: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

MOSCOW — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis made during his annual news conference Thursday:

December 18, 2014 12:32 pmLoading…

High-dose flu vaccine found more effective for elderly

PITTSBURGH — Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.

December 18, 2014 11:58 amLoading…

Capital punishment in US continues its decline

WASHINGTON — The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.

December 18, 2014 6:10 amLoading…

Will: A Texas-sized license-plate dispute

Constitution doesn't permit governments to determine whether speech is sufficiently offensive.

December 17, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...
View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...

Make a Plan in 2012, Free Legal Consultation!

Peter G. Schmerl is an experienced estate planning attorney. H…