News : US

Lawsuit challenges DeVos' guidance on campus sexual assault

Thursday  19:40,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

A national women's rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault. The organization Equal Means Equal and three women who say they were assaulted in college filed a federal[...]

CIA cans K9 trainee that flunks smell test

Thursday  19:40,   19 october 2017
AFP

A dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn't her line of work."A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn't interested in[...]

Lawsuit challenges DeVos' guidance on campus sexual assault

Thursday  19:40,   19 october 2017
Associated Press

A national women's rights group is challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' new guidance on investigating campus sexual assault. The organization Equal Means Equal and three women who say they were assaulted in college filed a federal[...]

CIA cans K9 trainee that flunks smell test

Thursday  19:40,   19 october 2017
AFP

A dog named Lulu has flunked out of a CIA bomb-sniffing course, with the spy agency saying that despite a series of perks it just wasn't her line of work."A few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn't interested in[...]

The American Greatness of Sgt. La David Johnson

Thursday  19:07,   19 october 2017
The Daily Beast

“You see things on the news all the time of soldiers passing and you often wonder what that person may of been like, well I know what type of person you were.”To see his six-year-old daughter Ah’leeysa Johnson standing bewildered as her father’s[...]

Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

Thursday  18:48,   19 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for[...]

102 female inmates are fighting on the front lines of the North Bay wildfires

Thursday  18:45,   19 october 2017
SF Gate

Among the thousands of firefighters on the front lines of the blazes in Napa and Sonoma counties are 102 female inmates, some of them working 72-hour long shifts in the first days of a firestorm that engulfed California's wine country in[...]

Firefighters expect full containment on Wine Country wildfires by Friday

Thursday  18:44,   19 october 2017
SF Gate

Firefighters have finally managed to dig, burn and bulldoze containment lines around nearly all the North Bay fires, and smiles were at last beginning to appear Wednesday on faces of the people holding the hoses and shovels.&nbsp;The California[...]

Wildfires stressed the wine country's health care system, creating a crisis and a warning for future

Thursday  18:40,   19 october 2017
Tribune News Service

Dr. Scott Witt kept close behind the ambulance carrying the newborns. On his motorcycle, he drove over and ducked under downed power lines.&nbsp;Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, where Witt oversees the neonatal intensive care unit, was being [...]

Teacher at center of 'MAGA' controversy resigns after death threats

Thursday  18:40,   19 october 2017
The Hill

A high school teacher resigned Thursday following a controversy after she told two students to turn their "Make America Great Again" t-shirts inside out.Lyn Orletsky, a high school math teacher in Georgia's Cherokee County Public Schools,[...]

"Dehumanizing": California women in politics recount sexual harassment

Thursday  17:15,   19 october 2017
CBS News

Some of California's most powerful women in politics are speaking out against what they call "pervasive" sexual harassmentCalifornia is home to some of the country's most powerful women in politics, including its first female house[...]

#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma for some

Thursday  17:15,   19 october 2017
CNN

#MeToo has become a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse and harassment, but could the posts trigger trauma as well? Since actress Alyssa Milano asked those who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to use the phrase on social media Sunday,[...]

Secret Service nabs Pikachu-dressed man at WH

Thursday  17:15,   19 october 2017
CNN

A man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu attempted to infiltrate the White House before he was caught by Secret Service officers manning the perimeter, authorities said. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a concrete barrier on[...]

#MeToo sexual assault stories trigger trauma for some

Thursday  17:11,   19 october 2017
CNN

#MeToo has become a rallying cry for victims of sexual abuse and harassment, but could the posts trigger trauma as well? Since actress Alyssa Milano asked those who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to use the phrase on social media Sunday,[...]

Secret Service nabs Pikachu-dressed man at WH

Thursday  17:11,   19 october 2017
CNN

A man dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu attempted to infiltrate the White House before he was caught by Secret Service officers manning the perimeter, authorities said. Curtis Combs, 36, of Somerset, Kentucky, jumped a concrete barrier on [...]