The high court has offered little hope in recent years for those who want to maintain affirmative action programs aimed at reversing the effects of past discrimination. Last year, the court imposed limits on affirmative action in federal contracts.

Supreme Court Asked for Help in UT Racial Diversity Case

WASHINGTON – Saying the University of Texas Law School gains from “racial diversity in its classrooms,” the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court yesterday to strike down a lower court ruling that would end race as a factor in admissions. The department filed a 21-page brief in support of the state of Texas’ appeal of…

Such a plane would be highly maneuverable, less expensive than manned aircraft and capable of delivering high-tech weapons in even the most dangerous conditions. Rendering of Teranis from BAE Systems. Rendering of Teranis from BAE Systems.

Sensors Lead Unmanned Fighters Into Battle

WASHINGTON – Inside a command center, an Air Force technician studies a radar screen as the unmanned fighter he is controlling flies into air space considered too dangerous for U.S pilots. Using data from the aircraft’s sensors, bounced by satellite to the command center, the controller detects three concealed surface-to-air missile sites.

Windstar takes on the aerodynamic shape that the Taurus brought to the North American market in the mid-1980s. Its front-wheel-drive design eliminates the interior drivetrain tunnel and allows Ford to provide passenger packaging not seen in its Aerostar, a good but not stellar performer.

Minivans Maneuver for Maximum Profits

FORT WORTH – Starting in less than two weeks and extending over the next several years, Chrysler will face an onslaught of new minivan challengers – all aiming to claim the king’s crown and change consumer attitudes about the market leader.