Breaking News writer in New York
Samantha Stainburn is a GlobalPost Breaking News writer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Sam specializes in writing about business, education and culture. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Crain’s Chicago Business and the Washington Post, among other publications.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Sam has also lived in Maseru, Lesotho; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Bandung, Indonesia; Islamabad, Pakistan; Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Kingston, Canada. Sam graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she studied Politics and Drama.
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said his office would resume prosecuting Topeka’s domestic violence cases after Topeka, Kan., decriminalized the offense.
President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill is not dead yet, though it may undergo extensive surgery, the White House and its supporters said one day after the Senate voted to block it.
Business, Finance & Economics
Harrisburg, Pa., voted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy on Tuesday night. The reason: Pennsylvania’s capital city cannot afford payments on a trash incinerator it owns.
The US State Department has announced that it is offering up to $5 million for Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and 3 other war crimes fugitives.