Bomb threats, canceled events, empty schools: How a bullying probe paralyzed a Wisconsin town’s democracy

The Kiel school district’s closure of a Title IX investigation under pressure sends a ‘chilling message’ expert says. Some residents want a more tolerant Kiel.

By Mario Koran Wisconsin Watch On the day of the third bomb threat, Kiel’s middle school stood empty. Students had gone home days ago after the first bomb threat, and they would finish the school year virtually. Graduation ceremonies…

Trump signs Hong Kong human rights act

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a law supporting Hong Kong's months-long protest movement, handing anti-government demonstrators in the semi-autonomous Chinese city a moral victory and likely complicating trade negotiations with Beijing.

Pompeo refuses to honor deposition request

House Democrats issued a stark warning to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tuesday after the top US diplomat accused lawmakers of "intimidating and bullying" State Department officials by calling them for depositions related to the Ukraine inquiry.

Tennessee teen's family demands justice after his suicide

Channing Smith, a 16-year-old from Manchester, Tennessee, took his own life on Sept. 23 after two classmates publicized screenshots of explicit text conversations he had with another young man. Now, the Smith family is demanding justice for the teen -- and in the process, they're raising awareness of the dangers of cyber bullying.

Racist tweets made beer brand end deal

Carson King raised more than $1 million for an Iowa children's hospital, borne out of a request for beer money on national TV. But old racist tweets ended his relationship with the beer company that promised to match his fundraising.

How to handle the adult bully in your life

Most of us behave like a jerk at times. The stresses of today's fast-paced society combined with a national epidemic of sleep deprivation can turn anyone temporarily toxic.