Los Angeles to Memorialize 1871 Massacre of Chinese Residents

Their lives were taken swiftly and with indifference. At least 18 Chinese people, including a teenage boy, forging their way in a Los Angeles that was as rough as it was full of promise — all shot or hanged. The slayings snuffed out a significant swath of a tiny Chinese community. The October 1871 killings … Read more

Was Elizabeth the Queen of America? This Week It Seemed Like It.

There she was at the N.F.L. season opener on Thursday, her smiling face ringing the giant circular screen just before the Buffalo Bills defeated the defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams. “Today, the world lost a beloved global figure with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II,” the announcer intoned as he implored thousands … Read more

Philadelphia Prosecutor Is Found in Contempt by State Representatives

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to hold Philadelphia’s liberal chief prosecutor, Larry Krasner, in contempt for refusing to cooperate with a legislative committee investigating his possible impeachment. The committee, called the Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order, was formed amid rising concerns over Philadelphia’s crime and murder rates, which have outpaced … Read more

Montana Restricts Changes to Birth Certificates for Transgender People

Transgender people born in Montana will no longer be able to change the sex listed on their birth certificate to accurately reflect their identity under a new state rule that is among the most restrictive in the country, according to transgender rights groups. Under the rule, which took effect on Saturday, transgender people may change … Read more