News : US

ISIS targeted NYC weeks before Port Authority Bus Terminal blast

Tuesday  00:00,   12 december 2017
New York Daily News

A pipe bomb explosion near the Port Authority Bus Terminal comes amid ISIS calls to attack Times Square during the Christmas season. Akayed Ullah, 27, reportedly was inspired by the terror cell. The bomb partially went off Monday as he walked[...]

Tom Ashbrook accused by former employees of ‘creepy’ sex talk, neck and back rubs

Monday  23:56,   11 december 2017
The Boston Globe

<p>More details emerged Monday about harassment allegations brought against acclaimed WBUR host Tom Ashbrook, who’s currently suspended from his “On Point” radio program while the network investigates the complaints.</p>A story posted to the[...]

Hitler-themed homework upsets parents of Illinois middle school students

Monday  23:56,   11 december 2017
FOX News

Parents at a middle school in Gurnee, Illinois are upset after their kids received a controversial Hitler-themed assignment. One mother said she was “flabbergasted” after she found SpongeBob SquarePants with swastikas in her son’s language arts[...]

Nearly half of Americans still oppose Republican tax bill: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Monday  23:55,   11 december 2017
Reuters

<p>As Republicans in the U.S. Congress rush to finish their tax plan, the legislation is not getting more popular with the public, with nearly half of Americans still opposed to it, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on[...]

Families of cops who stopped NYC bomber swell with pride

Monday  23:55,   11 december 2017
New York Daily News

“I got goosebumps. I just wanted to start crying,” said Angela Manfredini, the mother of Anthony Manfredini, a rookie member of the PAPD.The mom of one of the hero Port Authority cops who took down and disarmed a would-be suicide bomber in a Times[...]

Prosecutors drop charge vs. commentator Lucian Wintrich

Monday  23:55,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

<p>Prosecutors have dropped a breach of peace charge filed against conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich over a confrontation with protesters during an appearance at the University of Connecticut.</p>Wintrich, the White House correspondent[...]

California wildfires: The numbers behind the blazes

Monday  19:01,   11 december 2017
CNN

A spate of California wildfires have destroyed an area larger than New York City and Boston -- combined. And there's no end in sight. Ferocious Santa Ana winds are literally adding fuel to the fires, one week after the colossal Thomas Fire[...]

New York Explosion Empties Port Authority; Suspect Is in Custody

Monday  19:00,   11 december 2017
The New York Times

A suspect was in custody after a blast forced evacuations of the Port Authority and the Port Authority and Times Square subway stations.A peaceful beginning to the workweek was shattered Monday after an explosion rattled through one of the busiest[...]

Mayor: All Chicago patrol officers now have body cameras

Monday  19:00,   11 december 2017
Associated Press

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department says all patrol officers are now equipped with body cameras.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Sunday the city reached its goal to provide the cameras to more than 7,000 officers[...]

FACTBOX-Attacks against New York City in recent years

Monday  19:00,   11 december 2017
Reuters

An explosion on Monday shook the area near New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, and authorities said a suspect, identified as Akayed Ullah, and three other people were injured. New York Mayor Bill [...]

Cadets speak out on sexual assault, retaliation at Air Force Academy

Monday  19:00,   11 december 2017
CBS News

More than a dozen current and former cadets tell CBS News they reported their sexual assaults to the elite academy only to experience backlash by peers and commandersEmily Hazen, who said she dreamed of going to the Air Force Academy since she was[...]

Prevent Tomorrow's School Shooting: PSA Sends Powerful Message Five Years After Sandy Hook Shooting

Monday  19:00,   11 december 2017
People

A new public service announcement about preventing school shootings highlights the importance of recognizing and speaking out about warning signs.&nbsp;A new public service announcement about preventing school shootings highlights the importance [...]

Fire crews fighting to defend Carpinteria from reenergized Thomas fire

Monday  16:21,   11 december 2017
Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities.&nbsp;Reinvigorated by Santa Ana gusts and canyons of bone-dry vegetation, the[...]

A secret list of deputy misconduct

Monday  14:52,   11 december 2017
Los Angeles Times

It was a critical piece of evidence: an inmate's shirt, bloodied from a jailhouse brawl.&nbsp; When it went missing, Deputy Jose Ovalle had an idea. He picked out a similar shirt, doused it with taco sauce and snapped a photograph, which [...]

Four possible DACA options as clock ticks

Monday  14:51,   11 december 2017
CNN

On March 6, 2018 almost 1,000 people a day could begin to lose their protected status as their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program permits expire two-years later.&nbsp;There are multiple DACA replacement bills swirling around[...]