News : US

Maryland high school shooting: 14-year-old victim identified, discharged from hospital

Wednesday  20:56,   21 march 2018
Los Angeles Times

The 14-year-old boy shot in a hallway at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland minutes before class started Tuesday was discharged from the hospital Wednesday, officials confirmed. The boy, who has been identified as Desmond Barnes, was shot[...]

Internet Census 2020 Could Improve Accuracy Among Some Populations

Wednesday  19:47,   21 march 2018
U.S. News & World Report

Taking the census online means some traditionally undercounted groups are easier to reach, while others may be less likely to self-respond.The census is moving online in[...]

Iowa library shifts policy after outcry over LGBT materials

Wednesday  18:39,   21 march 2018
Associated Press

A northwest Iowa library is shifting how it categorizes books after some residents pressed for segregating materials containing LGBTQ themes. The Orange City Public Library's board decided Tuesday to experiment with grouping books by subject and[...]

Boy Scout with Down syndrome wasn't stripped of merit badges, path to Eagle Scout rank, group says

Wednesday  17:41,   21 march 2018

The Boy Scouts of America said there are misconceptions about a Utah boy's path to an Eagle Scout rank.  The group said Logan Blythe is still a Boy Scout and still has the option to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, even with[...]

After shooting, Great Mills High School to stay closed through April 2

Wednesday  16:36,   21 march 2018

Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County will remain closed for the rest of the week, as the school community deals with the aftermath of a shooting that left one student dead and two others injured. All schools in St. Mary’s County are[...]

Trump Administration Sued On Elephant Trophy Ban Flip-Flop

Wednesday  15:42,   21 march 2018

A coalition of environmental and animal welfare groups has filed an amended lawsuit targeting a new Trump administration policy that allows African elephant hunting trophies to be imported to the United States on a “case-by-case” basis. The U.S.[...]

Marine Corps commandant orders new investigation of sexual harassment claims at Quantico

Wednesday  15:42,   21 march 2018

Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller orders new investigation into sexual harassment claims at Quantico, the "Crossroads of the Marine Corps."The allegations, first reported by USA TODAY last month, include sexually explicit overtures to[...]

Nor'easter closes schools, delays flights as record spring snow likely

Wednesday  15:42,   21 march 2018

The fourth nor'easter in three weeks already is closing schools and canceling thousands of flights Wednesday as it may dump record springtime snow in the Northeast. Load Error A day after the official beginning of spring, the storm will [...]

University of Wisconsin campus proposes elimination of majors such as English, history

Wednesday  14:56,   21 march 2018
The Hill

The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point is reportedly discussing a plan to eliminate 13 majors including English, philosophy, history and Spanish.The campus - one of 11 campuses in the University of Wisconsin system - would instead focus on[...]

Zoo cracks the “Curious Case of Bridget the Lioness,” who mysteriously grew a mane

Wednesday  14:26,   21 march 2018

Bridget's male-like “mini-mane” had stumped veterinarians for months.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Zoo cracks the “Curious Case of Bridget the Lioness,” who mysteriously grew a mane

Wednesday  14:26,   21 march 2018

Bridget's male-like “mini-mane” had stumped veterinarians for months.Load[...]

'He may have saved other people’s lives': Deputy praised for response after shooting at Maryland high school

Wednesday  14:07,   21 march 2018

As school systems across the country debate arming staff, Gov. Larry Hogan and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff praised the actions of the school resource officer who fired at a gunman at Great Mills High School. “He responded exactly as we train our[...]

City in California votes to exempt itself from state's sanctuary law

Wednesday  14:06,   21 march 2018
The Hill

A city in California has voted to opt out of the state's so-called sanctuary laws. The city council in Los Alamitos, a city located in Orange County, voted 4 to 1 earlier this week to opt out of the law, CNBC[...]

March for Our Lives: What you should know

Wednesday  09:41,   21 march 2018

Survivors of last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are preparing to take their fight for stricter gun control laws to Washington. This week's March for Our Lives is the culmination of a monthlong effort to honor the 17[...]

Alabama picks up the pieces after devastating tornadoes

Wednesday  08:31,   21 march 2018
CBS News

In upper Alabama, punishing winds hit hard, ripping off roofs, blowing transformers, dropping hail the size of baseballs and leaving a swath of ruin . Drone video shows the path of the storm, with many homes completely leveled. At nearby[...]