News : US

6 vehicles involved in fatal Missouri collision

Tuesday  21:21,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

 One man is dead after he changed lanes suddenly in front of a tractor-trailer on a suburban St. Louis highway, causing a fiery chain-reaction crash.Billowing black smoke could be seen for miles after the accident at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on[...]

New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

Tuesday  21:03,   23 january 2018
Reuters

New York City said on Tuesday it has sued several companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, seeking to hold them accountable for their role in what it called a deadly epidemic afflicting the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the[...]

Woman diagnosed with flu has flesh-eating bacteria, family says

Tuesday  21:03,   23 january 2018
CBS News

The Arizona woman has been hospitalized after an initial diagnosis of the flu turned into a life-threatening a bacterial infectionAn Arizona woman has been hospitalized after an initial diagnosis of the flu turned out to be something much worse: a[...]

2 dead, 19 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

Tuesday  21:02,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

 A 15-year-old male student opened fire with a handgun inside a rural Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing two classmates and injuring 19, including 14 with gunshot wounds. Police led a suspect away in handcuffs and said there is[...]

Outcry after Border Patrol arrests bus passenger without ID

Tuesday  21:02,   23 january 2018
CBS News

A woman who was unable to provide legal documents proving her citizenship was removed from a Greyhound bus in FloridaMIAMI -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are defending their right to detain and arrest a woman found on a Greyhound bus[...]

Ky. school shooting stokes memories of similar tragedy nearby

Tuesday  21:01,   23 january 2018
New York Daily News

The deadly shooting at a western Kentucky high school Tuesday harkens back to a similar national tragedy 20 years ago. The shooting at Marshall County High School — where at least one person died and several were wounded — is about 30 miles from[...]

Report: FBI director threatened to resign over pressure to fire deputy

Tuesday  19:05,   23 january 2018
CBS News

Wray was reportedly pressured by Sessions at the advisement of Trump to fire McCabeFBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly threatened to resign from his post after being pressured by the Trump administration to fire Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.[...]

Report: Anti-LGBT violence surged in 2017

Tuesday  19:04,   23 january 2018
The Hill

2017 was the deadliest year on record for LGBT Americans, according to a report released by the New York City Anti-Violence Project. The group's annual "Crisis of Hate" report found an 86 percent increase last year in the number of[...]

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

Tuesday  19:03,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

<p>A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.</p>ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude[...]

Vermont's legal recreational marijuana law: What you should know

Tuesday  19:03,   23 january 2018
USA TODAY

Vermont becomes the ninth state, along with Washington, D.C., to approve recreational pot. The law goes into effect July 1.The law, which goes into effect July 1, allows adults to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, two mature and four immature[...]

Kentucky school shooting leaves at least one dead and multiple wounded, officials say

Tuesday  19:03,   23 january 2018
FOX News

At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted the shooter was in custody. Officials told Fox News the threat[...]

After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm

Tuesday  19:02,   23 january 2018
CNN

After shark attack, mom regains control with a bionic arm On their final day, the Johnsons chartered a snorkel expedition in the[...]

Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

Tuesday  19:01,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October.What exactly will be among the thousands of products crammed[...]

Search resuming for 5 missing after Oklahoma explosion

Tuesday  16:11,   23 january 2018
Associated Press

The search is resuming for five people who are unaccounted for after a fiery explosion at an Oklahoma gas drilling rig. The blast happened Monday morning at a drilling site near Quinton, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa. The[...]

Hawaii governor didn't correct false missile alert sooner because he didn't know his Twitter password

Tuesday  13:31,   23 january 2018
MSN

Gov. David Ige said he has taken steps to ensure it won't happen again.But one Twitter account was deafeningly silent for 17 minutes: that of Hawaii Gov. David Ige. Though Ige was informed by the state’s adjutant general that the alert was false [...]