News : US

Trump drawing of Empire State Building sells for $16,000

Saturday  02:20,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>A sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by President Donald Trump has sold at auction for $16,000.</p>Julien's Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a[...]

Substitute Teacher Removed After Putting Duct Tape Over 5th-Graders' Mouths

Saturday  02:20,   21 october 2017
Time

A Texas school district removed a substitute teacher after they put duct tape over the mouths of 10 elementary school students on Thursday. absolutely safe every day.”A Texas school district removed a substitute teacher after they put duct tape over [...]

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure

Saturday  02:01,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.Despite President Trump’s pronouncements, not only is Obamacare not dead, there are signs that his administration is keeping it[...]

More than 150 Afghan trainees have gone AWOL in US, report finds

Saturday  02:01,   21 october 2017
FOX News

At least 152 Afghans sent to the U.S. for military training since 2005 have gone absent without leave and the situation is unlikely to improve soon, according to a watchdog report released Friday. According to the Special Inspector General for[...]

Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should

Saturday  01:31,   21 october 2017
MSN

‘They need to handle it,’ said one resident of a flood-ravaged Houston neighborhood. ‘It shouldn’t be up to us, really.’Often, the prayer is accompanied by frustration with President Trump, whom she voted for and who visited this neighborhood after[...]

Cops: Men shouted 'Heil Hitler' before firing shot after Spencer speech

Saturday  01:31,   21 october 2017
CBS News

Three men are charged with attempted homicide for allegedly shooting at two people shortly after white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida Thursday, reports CBS affiliate WGFL.Gainesville Police charged 28-year-old Tyler[...]

How the California Wildfire Was Falsely Pinned on an Immigrant

Saturday  00:17,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

Stoked by false media reports, a war of words erupted briefly between the local sheriff and the federal immigration agency.The wildfires spread first. Then came the[...]

Ex-Honolulu police chief, wife indicted in corruption probe

Saturday  00:17,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

HONOLULU — A former Honolulu police chief who retired amid a federal investigation into department-wide corruption and his prosecutor wife were indicted and then arrested by U.S. authorities Friday.Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, surrendered[...]

Hurricane Maria death toll rises to 49 in Puerto Rico

Saturday  00:17,   21 october 2017
Associated Press

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says the death toll from Hurricane Maria has risen to 49 in the U.S. territory after officials confirmed a death from a bacterial disease that spreads through animals' urine.The governor did not identify the[...]

A Rodin Hiding in Plain Sight in a New Jersey Suburb

Saturday  00:12,   21 october 2017
The New York Times

A part-time archivist in Madison, N.J., finds a signature on the back of a sculpture, setting her off her on an investigation to confirm it is a genuine Rodin.MADISON, N.J. — The borough council meets every other week in a room on the second floor,[...]

Oil barge explosion off Texas kills one, fire now out

Friday  23:30,   20 october 2017
Reuters

At least one person was killed and another was missing on Friday after an oil barge being pulled by a tug boat caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas, officials said. The barge was carrying some 133,000 barrels of crude oil to a[...]

Protester who hugged a Nazi pleads, 'Why do you hate me?'

Friday  23:30,   20 october 2017
New York Daily News

A man wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with swastikas on Thursday was surrounded by a crowd of protesters who screamed, punched and spat on him before Aaron Alex Courtney gave him a hug. The man who hugged a Nazi outside Richard Spencer’s speech at the [...]

US says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks

Friday  22:25,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

Two more U.S. government workers have been confirmed to be victims of invisible attacks in Cuba, the United States said Friday, raising the total to 24. The tally has inched upward since the U.S. first disclosed in August that embassy workers and [...]

Finally, rain in Northern California helps with deadly fires

Friday  21:20,   20 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

Usually, Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Jones hates rain.&nbsp;(Pictured) Fire spreads through structures in Sonoma on Oct. 14,[...]

The Latest: Motorcade for Vegas officer passes shooting site

Friday  21:03,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

The Latest on the funeral of an off-duty Las Vegas police officer who was one of 58 people killed when a gunman fired from a hotel into a crowded outdoor concert on Oct. 1&nbsp;10[...]