News : US

'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

Tuesday  00:10,   24 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several[...]

Trump is creating a vetting center. Is it ‘extreme’ enough to end his travel ban?

Tuesday  00:07,   24 april 2018

Skeptics of the administration’s plans say there’s no need to duplicate an existing center.Trump directed Department of Homeland Security officials to effectuate his ideas, and in February the White House announced the creation of a National Vetting [...]

After crash, Marine vet and single mom needs vehicle to stay on the road to success

Monday  23:05,   23 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

<p>Surrounded in her small Yorkville apartment by packing crates, household items and mounds of toys, Alyssa Tatar is calling upon all that character-building training she learned in her four years in the United States Marine Corps to remain[...]

Trump Orders DHS to Turn Away Caravan Migrants

Monday  22:56,   23 april 2018

Roughly 50 immigrants from Central America made it to the U.S.-Mexico border after traveling in a caravan of as many as 1,500 people.In a series of Monday morning tweets, the president said he'd told Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen[...]

U.S. anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2017: advocacy group

Monday  21:25,   23 april 2018

Hate crimes targeting U.S. Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The group recorded 300 U.S. hate crimes targeting Muslims[...]

Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking deemed himself a 'sovereign citizen,' part of anti-government group

Monday  21:25,   23 april 2018

The FBI considers the sovereign citizen movement an extremist group. Tennessee Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking has used that term to describe himself.Travis Reinking, 29, used that term — which the FBI has also used to describe a group [...]

Teacher Housing Pushed to Woo, Retain Educators in Indianapolis, San Francisco

Monday  21:00,   23 april 2018
U.S. News & World Report

Amid walkouts and an outcry over teacher pay, communities across the country are weighing help with housing to attract educators.For Alexandria Warfield, a 27-year-old music teacher at Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School in Indianapolis, living with[...]

Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint

Monday  20:52,   23 april 2018
Associated Press

An Alabama police department says it's investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a restaurant. The NAACP is calling the arrest troubling, and pickets stood outside the restaurant with signs.A [...]

Syracuse suspends 18 frat members after second video released

Monday  20:20,   23 april 2018
New York Daily News

Over a dozen members of the Theta Tau fraternity at Syracuse University have been suspended after a second video emerged.Load[...]

Did Waffle House shooting suspect's father violate gun laws by returning his weapons?

Monday  20:07,   23 april 2018

It is unclear whether Travis Reinking or his father violated any firearms laws in Illinois or Tennessee before the Waffle House shooting that left four dead.Load[...]

Change-of-address scam moved UPS corporate headquarters to tiny Chicago apartment, feds say

Monday  20:07,   23 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world's largest shipping companies.But for a few recent months, that's essentially what it became - at least as[...]

Connecticut university closes because of student illness

Monday  19:11,   23 april 2018
Associated Press

The president of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury says he consulted with state, local and university health officials before deciding to close the school for Monday. John Clark, the president of Western Connecticut State University in [...]

Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

Monday  18:32,   23 april 2018
FOX News

A free apple may cost one woman $500 and her Global Entry Status.Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to[...]

Ontario International Airport terminal reopened following report of suspicious device

Monday  18:08,   23 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Travelers were briefly evacuated from a terminal at Ontario International Airport early Monday following a report of a suspicious device. Ontario firefighters received a call about the device at 4:54 a.m., prompting authorities to clear people from[...]

E. coli outbreak prompts warning about romaine lettuce

Monday  17:30,   23 april 2018
CBS News

CBS News confirms at least 64 people have been infected in 16 states; 31 have been hospitalizedFederal health officials warn you not to eat any romaine lettuce unless you know where it's from, as the E. coli outbreak spreads across the country. The[...]