News : US

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Saturday  12:35,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first[...]

Deaf man's family calls for Oklahoma City officer's arrest

Saturday  09:21,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

An Oklahoma City police officer who killed a deaf man should be arrested and investigations into the shooting need to be launched on the state and federal levels, the man's family said Friday.In a statement released through their attorney,[...]

Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’

Saturday  08:30,   23 september 2017
The New York Times

The whiplash of emotions surrounding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has many young immigrants saying they feel helpless.Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts[...]

Florida Nursing Home Accused of Cover up After 10 Deaths During Hurricane Irma

Saturday  07:53,   23 september 2017
Newsweek

After 10 people died at a Florida nursing home during Hurricane Irma, the facility faked records showing a patient was fine, even though that person was already dead, according to state records.The Hollywood Hills nursing home, 20 miles north of[...]

Navy won't punish vice admiral stripped of security clearance during 'Fat Leonard' probe

Saturday  05:55,   23 september 2017
Los Angeles Times

SAN DIEGO - Fretting about his possible role in the "Fat Leonard" bribery scandal, in late 2013 the Navy stripped the security clearance of its top spy, destroying the career of Vice Adm. Ted "Twig" Branch. On Friday, the Navy[...]

ACLU in Michigan sues alleging discrimination against same-sex foster and adoptive couples

Saturday  05:30,   23 september 2017
CNN

The Michigan ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday on behalf of two same-sex couples who allege discrimination when they sought to foster and adopt children. The lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services[...]

Dam Failure, Escalating Crisis Stymie Recovery in Puerto Rico

Saturday  03:23,   23 september 2017
NBC News

Approximately 70,000 people were told to evacuate Friday after a key dam in northwest Puerto Rico failed, causing dangerous flash flooding conditions.The island is grappling with massive destruction and near total loss of power, flooded towns and[...]

Transgender high school students kicked off bus

Saturday  03:05,   23 september 2017
USA TODAY

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Two transgender students were kicked off a Glens Falls High School bus Wednesday after choosing to sit along with other males. According to a statement released on the South Glens Falls Central School District website, all of the [...]

Plan to shut Obamacare site during open enrollment draws critics

Saturday  02:50,   23 september 2017
CNN

The shutdown, which raised protests from navigator groups, will occur from midnight to noon on on all but one Sunday. The shutdown will occur from midnight until noon every Sunday except Dec.[...]

Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'

Saturday  02:30,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — With immigrants and their advocates chanting and beating drums outside, a federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it should allow a Texas law aimed at combatting "sanctuary cities" to immediately take[...]

11th person dies in Florida nursing home saga

Saturday  02:30,   23 september 2017
Los Angeles Times

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An 11th person has died as a result of stifling heat at a Hollywood, Fla., nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. Constance Alice Thomas, 94, died Thursday at 8:58 a.m., more than a week after eight people[...]

Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

Saturday  02:30,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

<p>The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.</p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed[...]

'Little Rock Nine' members mark school's 1957 desegregation

Saturday  01:52,   23 september 2017
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When she saw images unfold from a deadly white supremacist rally this summer in Virginia, Minnijean Brown Trickey immediately thought about the angry mob she and eight other black students faced when they integrated an all-white[...]

Hurricane Maria skirts Turks and Caicos as Puerto Rico endures fresh flooding

Saturday  01:35,   23 september 2017
Reuters

Hurricane Maria, the second major hurricane to wreak havoc in the Caribbean this month, skirted by the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico two days after ravaging the U.S. island territory. The[...]

St. Louis sued for misconduct toward protesters of white officer's acquittal

Saturday  01:25,   23 september 2017
Reuters

<p>A civil liberties group sued the city of St. Louis on Friday, alleging police misconduct against demonstrators protesting the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black man.</p>The civil rights lawsuit was filed in U.S.[...]