News : US

'Child care deserts' are leaving rural parents with few options

Friday  11:21,   15 december 2017
CNN

Tighter regulations and shrinking funds are putting many rural day care centers out of business. In Eastern Kentucky, this is forcing parents to rely on the kindness of relatives or friends or to give up their jobs and stay home with the kids.A[...]

Prosecutor: Not enough evidence yet to charge officer who shot bride

Friday  11:20,   15 december 2017
NBC News

County attorneys do not yet have enough evidence to file charges against a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be in July, the prosecutor handling the case said on Wednesday.Officer Mohamed Noor fatally shot Justine [...]

Army dad surprises son at school ahead of Christmas

Friday  11:20,   15 december 2017
CBS News

Master Sgt. Thomas Pardue has been serving overseas in South Korea for the past year . He surprised his son, Eben, at school ahead of Christmas on Wednesday. BALTIMORE -- When cameras arrived at Millersville Elementary School in Maryland,[...]

Inmates make up 1 in 5 on Thomas fire lines

Friday  07:31,   15 december 2017
Tribune News Service

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the backcountry to thwart the fire's sudden rushes at homes. On Thursday, they were deep in the[...]

How 3,000 very good golden retrievers could help all dogs live longer

Friday  07:30,   15 december 2017
MSN

An ambitious study is tracking thousands of these popular pooches for their entire lives, and it could lead to breakthroughs in canine cancer prevention.Her annual checkup this month took three hours. Her flaxen hair was trimmed and bagged, her [...]

White House "not aware" of measures that can prevent mass shootings

Friday  05:37,   15 december 2017
CBS News

"In terms of a specific policy we're moving forward with that would have prevented that, I'm not aware of what that would be yet," she said.On the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre, White House press secretary Sarah[...]

Last thing Puerto Rico needs is hurricane of 'punitive taxes,' activists say to Congress

Friday  05:37,   15 december 2017
NBC News

'We would lose jobs, it's an imminent threat,' said a member of the group.The group #Power4PuertoRico went to the offices of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as well as the offices of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and House Speaker Paul Ryan,[...]

Florida woman, 93, arrested after refusing to leave home

Friday  05:36,   15 december 2017
MSN

ORLANDO, Fla._Juanita Fitzgerald was spared spending her 94th birthday at the Lake County jail when she was released Thursday after being locked up for two days in its medical ward. The trouble started when Fitzgerald was evicted on Tuesday from the [...]

Women who’ve worked at ESPN say its problems go far beyond Barstool Sports

Friday  05:36,   15 december 2017
The Boston Globe

When ESPN canceled its new program with Barstool Sports this fall after just one episode, the network tried to distance itself from the men’s blog that has stoked criticism for everything from calling Rihanna fat to saying girls wearing skinny jeans [...]

Swimmer hospitalized after getting bitten by seal lion at SF’s Aquatic Park

Friday  05:36,   15 december 2017
SF Gate

A person was taken to a hospital in serious condition Thursday after being bitten by a sea lion while swimming at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, officials said. The San Francisco Police Department’s Marine Unit pulled the injured swimmer out of the[...]

Code Moo: Cow escapes nativity scene - twice

Friday  05:35,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

CINCINNATI — Stormy the cow began her day Thursday stationed at a live nativity scene at a church in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood. By the end of the morning, she was out of a job after she tried to escape the nativity scene — twice. The[...]

EPA seeks input to rework rule on lead in drinking water

Friday  01:52,   15 december 2017
Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will seek input from state and local officials as it considers how to rework a 1991 rule meant to protect people from lead and copper contamination in drinking water. The agency invited[...]

How one Sandy Hook mom is keeping her 6-year-old's dream alive

Friday  01:52,   15 december 2017
CBS News

The slain first-grader was passionate about the things she loved, and animals were at the top of the list ."We were a family who had pets we cared for, but I feel like her spirit for all living beings really superseded what we had taught her,"[...]

L.A. County animal control confirms investigation into death of 29 horses in Creek fire

Friday  01:52,   15 december 2017
Tribune News Service

Animal care officials confirmed Thursday that they are investigating the death of 29 horses at a Sylmar ranch during the fast-moving Creek fire last week. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control issued a lengthy statement last[...]

What happens to a family when they have equal rights, and then lose them?

Friday  01:52,   15 december 2017
Vox.com

Immigrant parents struggle with the future — and try to protect their US-born children from the terrible truth. DENVER — “You really don’t realize how much your kids pay attention when adults are talking,” Treisi Martinez, a 25-year-old[...]