News : US

She was 92, stranded in Puerto Rico nursing home. Her rescue: an Uber sent from Miami

Friday  01:26,   20 october 2017
Miami Herald

MIAMI - The good news out of San Juan came in a hurry for Natascha Otero-Santiago but it wouldn't last long: Her mother's 92-year-old friend, stranded on the fifth floor of a nursing home with no power, finally had a seat waiting for her on[...]

Some middle-class Americans worry Trump health subsidies cut will hurt

Friday  01:26,   20 october 2017
Reuters

Tom Westerman voted for Donald Trump in last year's election but says he might not do so again after the president cut off billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies. "It really upset me," said Westerman, 63, a[...]

Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire

Friday  00:36,   20 october 2017
Associated Press

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Charges have been lodged against a 15-year-old boy who allegedly used fireworks to start a wildfire in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge that burned out of control, triggering evacuations, the closing of an interstate [...]

Gold Star mother's anguish: 'I just want people to remember my son'

Thursday  23:45,   19 october 2017
CNN

Two Gold Star parents stepped forward Thursday to share their grief over the loss of their son as controversy has ignited over President Donald Trump's handling of condolences to such families. Sheila and Calvin Murphy said they had not[...]

Single mother set to be deported after checking in at immigration office

Thursday  23:45,   19 october 2017
Tribune News Service

A single mother who was previously allowed to stay in the country as long as she checked in with immigration officials every year is going to be deported Thursday, according to Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher’s office. Silvia Ocampo Ortiz had [...]

Gates Foundation Pledges $1.7 Billion to K-12 Education, Will Focus on Building School Networks

Thursday  23:36,   19 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

Bill Gates on Thursday plans to announce a $1.7 billion investment and detail his philanthropic organization’s move toward building collaborative school networks.Marking a new chapter in education philanthropy, the Bill & Melinda Gates[...]

DHS: 1 in 7 DACA Recipients Did Not Apply to Renew Status

Thursday  23:10,   19 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

About 22,000 of those eligible to renew their protected status did not do so, the Department of Homeland Security said.Roughly 1 in 7 eligible young immigrants did not submit an application to renew their temporary legal status by this month's[...]

Judge rejects Martin Shkreli's request to release his bail

Thursday  22:56,   19 october 2017
CNN

A Brooklyn federal judge rejected the request of Martin Shkreli's lawyer to release is bail, even though he's already in jail, because he may have to pay fines.Judge Kiyo Matsumoto denied a request to return the funds to Shkreli, who was[...]

Court: Cross-shaped WWI memorial is unconstitutional

Thursday  22:55,   19 october 2017
CNN

A federal appeals court has ruled that a 40-foot cross-shaped Maryland monument honoring soldiers who died in World War I is unconstitutional, saying it violates the separation between church and state. The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled[...]

Richard Spencer speaks at UF today. Who is he?

Thursday  22:10,   19 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Richard Spencer is the 39-year-old largely associated with rebranding white supremacy. He's speaking at the University of Florida Thursday, and the reason Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. Spencer prefers the term[...]

7,000 buildings destroyed in deadly California wildfires

Thursday  21:36,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

California officials have raised the number of homes and structures destroyed in this month's wildfires to nearly 7,000 and said Thursday that the number will likely climb as crews continue assessing areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42[...]

Obama letters from 1980s to be made available at Emory

Thursday  21:10,   19 october 2017
CNN

If you've ever wondered what former President Barack Obama was like when he was younger, Emory University has obtained letters to his then-girlfriend that could reveal more about his youth -- and they will be available to the public later this[...]

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen

Thursday  21:09,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District [...]

No, Melania Trump does not have a body double

Thursday  21:03,   19 october 2017
CNN

No, Melania Trump doesn't have a body double -- despite what you may have seen on the internet. The bizarre rumor grew out of a Twitter post from a California man, who, according to his bio, sells hemp syrup. The tweet implied the first lady [...]

FDA Okays 2nd Gene Therapy for Cancer

Thursday  20:11,   19 october 2017
NBC News

New CAR-T treatment is pricey and dangerous, but can be lifesavingThe treatment is called CAR-T and can have dramatic effects in some patients. But it is both grueling and expensive and will remain a last-ditch treatment for a few, specific cancer[...]