News : US

MTA: Train derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail

Wednesday  08:03,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels was caused by an "improperly secured piece of replacement[...]

Restaurant Owner Can't Take Down Confederate Flag

Wednesday  06:20,   28 june 2017
Newsweek

There's nothing Tommy Daras can do about the Confederate flag flying above his South Carolina restaurant. The place of Confederate flags in modern America has always been an issue, but debate intensified following the 2015 massacre of nine[...]

111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in first 6 months of Calif. right-to-die law

Wednesday  06:10,   28 june 2017
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — A total of 111 people in California took their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of a law that allows terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from their doctors, according to data released[...]

Review board wants another look at police shooting decision

Wednesday  05:55,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A review board Tuesday found "substantial evidence of error" in a North Carolina police department's decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing[...]

Utah wildfire levels 13 homes, forces evacuation of 1,500 people

Wednesday  05:35,   28 june 2017
Reuters

A fierce wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 residents raged largely unchecked in southwestern Utah for an 11th day, as an army of firefighters struggled to corral the flames. As of Tuesday[...]

Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Appears in Federal Court

Wednesday  03:55,   28 june 2017
NBC News

Reality Winner, 25, entered court Tuesday shackled at her ankles and wrists wearing an orange jumpsuit as two U.S. Marshals escorted her in. The handcuffs were removed and she sat quietly at the defense table for the rest of her status conference[...]

Judge reopens case of Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport

Wednesday  03:50,   28 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to review the constitutionality of a U.S. State Department policy of refusing to grant passports to people who identify as neither male nor female.</p>A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to review the[...]

Stunning lack of oversight of school bus drivers uncovered

Wednesday  03:35,   28 june 2017
CBS News

"Truck drivers that are driving heads of lettuce have to meet higher safety standards than the people that drive our children," says a transportation attorney 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. [...]

Bill Cosby Scolds Media Over ‘False’ Sexual Assault Tour Reports

Wednesday  03:10,   28 june 2017
TheWrap

Comedian calls reports on series of town halls "propaganda"“The current propaganda that I am going to conduct a sexual assault tour is false. Any further information about public plans will be given at the appropriate time,” Cosby said in[...]

EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban

Wednesday  02:55,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies showed it can harm[...]

U.S. hospitals have been hit by the global ransomware attack

Wednesday  02:55,   28 june 2017
MSN

<p>Major corporations across the world today have been hit by a wave of ransomware attacks that encrypt computers and then demand users pay $300 to a bitcoin address to restore access.</p>While countries across Europe — the United Kingdom,[...]

Connecticut will seek solution in Yale gender-neutral bathroom suit

Wednesday  02:51,   28 june 2017
Reuters

A Connecticut official said on Tuesday the state would reconsider policies that can limit gender-neutral bathrooms in public buildings following a lawsuit by Yale University, the latest skirmish in the broader U.S. fight about gender identity. [...]

"He just popped out": Baby born mid-flight

Wednesday  02:45,   28 june 2017
CBS News

A nurse on board who assisted said "he just popped out, literally, so we just kind of like caught him"MIAMI -- A baby born mid-flight from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas Saturday night is now continuing his journey west with his family, only[...]

'Tragic all around:' Gun accident claims 9 year old

Wednesday  02:35,   28 june 2017
USA TODAY

INDIANAPOLIS — Two children were playing with a handgun they should never have had access to on Monday night, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief Bryan Roach said. A bullet struck 9-year-old Mykah Jackson in the face. Family members rushed him to [...]

US sets up court in Oregon forest for major gathering

Wednesday  02:05,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a "pop-up" court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counter-culture peace gathering on public land that could draw up to 20,000[...]