Scientists have found evidence of what could be the earliest known use of fire by humans in North America. A scientist at Northern Arizona University is part of the team that sampled ancient charcoal on the Channel Islands, off the coast of Southern California.
Phoenix is the third-largest city in the country when it comes to the number of indigenous people who live here. That has led to a strong push for the city to actually mark that significance with an Indigenous Peoples Day.
In its annual report on forced displacement, the UN says that at the end of 2015, more than 65 million people worldwide were refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced. To honor these people, the United Nations has declared today— Monday, June 20— World Refugee Day.
The plan includes $13 million to help the sheriff’s office comply with a court order stemming from a 2013 racial profiling case in which deputies were found to have targeted Latino drivers during routine traffic operations.