News : US

Will former POW John McCain help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?

Saturday  16:35,   21 april 2018
Tribune News Service

Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her.WASHINGTON - Activists seeking to derail President Donald Trump's nomination of[...]

Body camera footage shows police never got out of cruiser to check for Ohio teen crushed by minivan seat

Saturday  16:25,   21 april 2018
FOX News

Body camera footage from two police officers showed they never got out of the cruiser to check on Kyle Plush who died last week after being crushed by a minivan seat.Body camera footage from two Cincinnati officers showed they never left their[...]

Bush family welcomes baby 2 days after Barbara Bush's death

Saturday  16:25,   21 april 2018
FOX News

The late Barbara Bush’s granddaughter Lauren Bush gave birth to a baby boy just two days after the former first lady’s passing.Neil Bush lost his mother Tuesday, but gained a grandson Thursday, completing what he called “the circle of[...]

Texas student defends merit of Harvard acceptance after question from former state official

Saturday  16:20,   21 april 2018
The Hill

A former Texas state official this week questioned a biracial California high school student's Harvard acceptance.Drake Johnson tweeted a photo of himself on Wednesday holding his Harvard acceptance letter and sporting the Ivy League[...]

What Happens When a City Bans Non-Resident Drivers?

Saturday  16:05,   21 april 2018
CityLab

Besieged by commuters taking Waze-powered shortcuts, Leonia, New Jersey, closed its side streets to non-residents. Not everyone is happy with the results.Off of Fort Lee, all is quiet on the residential roads, which are lined with old Victorians,[...]

Is the U.S. Prepared for a Public Health Emergency?

Saturday  16:00,   21 april 2018
U.S. News & World Report

A new report examines how well states and the country are poised to respond to a crisis like extreme weather, terrorism or an outbreak of infectious disease.Maryland is the best-prepared state in the nation for a public health emergency, according[...]

Teen faces terrorism charges in Florida school shooting

Saturday  13:51,   21 april 2018
New York Daily News

Sky Bouche said, "It’s an adrenaline rush that, you know, I’m about to do something."Load[...]

Jeb Bush to eulogize mother, Barbara, in private service

Saturday  11:10,   21 april 2018
Associated Press

Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation's largest Episcopal church. First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and[...]

Ex-U.S. presidents among mourners expected at Barbara Bush funeral

Saturday  08:25,   21 april 2018
Reuters

Several former U.S. presidents and hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at a Houston church on Saturday for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92. Bush, the wife of the 41st president of the[...]

Kentucky woman last seen walking her dog still missing 22 years later

Saturday  08:20,   21 april 2018
NBC News

Alyne J. Lawrence Barrick was last seen at 2:30 p.m. on April 12, 1996 near Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky walking her dog. Her family has not heard from her since.Alyne, 61, woke up and went to a chiropractic appointment, Kentucky State[...]

Homework assignment asks students to list positive aspects of slavery

Saturday  06:30,   21 april 2018
CNN

A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of slavery. "When I first read it, I thought, this was b.s.," said Great Hearts Monte[...]

Arrest of Stephon Clark's brother tied to alleged threat to kill roommate

Saturday  06:25,   21 april 2018
MSN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Stephon Clark's brother, Stevante, was accused of threatening to kill one of his roommates and of shouting profanities at a Sacramento police officer, according to court papers obtained Friday by The Sacramento Bee. The[...]

19 Years After Columbine, Students Again Say ‘Enough’ on Gun Violence

Saturday  06:10,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

Young marchers, many not yet born when the Colorado shooting took place, turned out for the third time in two months to protest school shootings.Most of them were not yet born when students shot a dozen people to death inside Columbine High School[...]

Hundreds of Immigrant Children Have Been Taken From Parents at U.S. Border

Saturday  04:50,   21 april 2018
The New York Times

The Trump administration says it separates immigrant families only when necessary to protect the child. But the government’s own figures show this has happened in more than 700 cases.On Feb. 20, a young woman named Mirian arrived at the Texas border [...]

FEMA extends hotel deadline just as some Puerto Rican families begin moving out

Saturday  04:30,   21 april 2018
MSN

ORLANDO, Fla._FEMA granted an 11th-hour, short-term reprieve to hundreds of displaced Puerto Ricans facing eviction from their government-financed hotel rooms in Central Florida on Friday, but elected officials and community leaders blasted the[...]