News : US

New Yorkers dial into immigrant stories in phone booths

Thursday  03:05,   29 june 2017
Reuters

<p>New Yorkers and tourists in Times Square can take a trip back in time in repurposed phone booths outfitted with oral histories from the city's storied immigrant population.</p>New Yorkers and tourists in Times Square can take a trip[...]

Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

Thursday  03:00,   29 june 2017
Associated Press

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. [...]

Fact Check: No Evidence Undocumented Commit More Crimes

Thursday  02:50,   29 june 2017
NBC News

The Trump administration on Wednesday was all about crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. There's one catch: There's no evidence that undocumented immigrants commit more crime. Trump has often drawn a connection between illegal[...]

ICE director appears to break with one of Trump's key beliefs on immigrants and crime

Thursday  02:50,   29 june 2017
Business Insider

<p>Thomas Homan, the acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, appeared to break with one of President Donald Trump's key campaign assertions on Wednesday, suggesting he didn't believe immigrants in the country[...]

Samsung Electronics to open $380 million home appliance plant in U.S.

Thursday  02:30,   29 june 2017
Reuters

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the United States, it said on Wednesday. Credit Cards With Massive Rewards Have Arrived See The Best Rewards Cards [...]

Carl's Jr. fined $1.45 million for failing to pay minimum wage

Thursday  02:30,   29 june 2017
CNBC

L.A. city officials are demanding that Carl's Jr. fork over $1.45 million in penalties and back wages for failing to pay dozens of workers minimum wage."L.A. law is clear: Employees must be paid at least the minimum wage," Mike Feuer, a Los[...]

'Unprecedented Step': Powerball and Mega Millions Sales Suspended in Illinois

Thursday  01:25,   29 june 2017
NBC News

Illinois is suspending the sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets amid a budget impasse.The chances of Illinois residents scoring Powerball and Mega Millions prizes just got[...]

Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo picks name for baby

Thursday  01:08,   29 june 2017
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A new baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo finally has a name and his mother picked it out.The zoo says keepers decorated boxes with three name choices and filled them with treats.Kira, the mom gorilla, went straight to the box[...]

Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo picks name for baby

Thursday  01:08,   29 june 2017
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — A new baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo finally has a name and his mother picked it out.The zoo says keepers decorated boxes with three name choices and filled them with treats.Kira, the mom gorilla, went straight to the box[...]

Air pollution limits in U.S. inadequate to prevent deaths

Thursday  01:01,   29 june 2017
Reuters

<p>With the Trump Administration threatening to loosen air pollution controls, a new study is showing that even existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in the United States each year.</p>Researchers used 12 years of data - [...]

Air pollution limits in U.S. inadequate to prevent deaths

Thursday  01:01,   29 june 2017
Reuters

<p>With the Trump Administration threatening to loosen air pollution controls, a new study is showing that even existing rules are causing tens of thousands of extra deaths in the United States each year.</p>Researchers used 12 years of data - [...]

Kentucky Gives Blessing to Bible Classes in Public Schools

Thursday  00:35,   29 june 2017
NBC News

Watchdog groups have vowed to make sure Bible classes in Kentucky public schools don't go from teaching to preaching.And it was[...]

Construction worker dies after being struck by lightning

Thursday  00:22,   29 june 2017
CBS News

Ted Scouten was fatally struck by lightning while laying rebar for the new Pines City Center .Ted Scouten, 34, subsequently went into cardiac arrest. Coworkers performed CPR on the job site, but he succumbed to his injuries. "His injuries were[...]

In McConnell’s Home State, Fear and Confusion Over Health Care Bill

Wednesday  23:55,   28 june 2017
The New York Times

Medicare covers nearly one in three in Kentucky, and people here don’t know what to oppose more: Obamacare or Republicans’ cure for it.WHITESBURG, Ky. — Dewey Gorman, a 59-year-old banker who has struggled with opioid addiction, had just gotten out[...]

U.S. unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban

Wednesday  23:35,   28 june 2017
Reuters

<p>U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Wednesday unveiled enhanced security measures for foreign flights arriving in the United States in what officials said was a move to prevent an expansion in-cabin ban on laptops and other large[...]