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Waffle House shooting: Suspected gunman erased laptop hard drive

Wednesday  17:11,   25 april 2018

The man accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House erased his laptop's hard drive weeks before the shooting, CNN affiliate WSMV reported. Travis Reinking, 29, took his laptop to a Nashville repair shop in March and asked the [...]

LGBT group rescinds award for MSNBC’s Joy Reid

Wednesday  17:11,   25 april 2018
The Hill

A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly-unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog.Liz Owen, director of communications for[...]

After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don't feel welcome

Wednesday  17:06,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her. Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. Ramos was the only[...]

Rhode Island governor orders state agencies to only use internet services that follow net neutrality rules

Wednesday  17:01,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) ordered state agencies to use internet providers who observe net neutrality rules, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday.Raimondo said she issued the executive order so Rhode Islanders can "reRaimondo said[...]

Trump admin set to cancel temporary residency permits for 9,000 immigrants from Nepal: report

Wednesday  17:01,   25 april 2018
The Hill

The Trump administration is readying the cancellation of Temporary Residency Permits (TPS) for roughly 9,000 Nepalis immigrants, according to The Washington Post. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will allow the Nepali immigrants[...]

Delta Passenger Says Staff Tied Her To Wheelchair

Wednesday  15:21,   25 april 2018

"She has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying," Nathan Saliagas said of his mother.Diagnosed with MS five years ago, Maria Saliagas told WFTV she and her husband have made an annual trip to Europe[...]

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Wednesday  12:56,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after Hurricane[...]

Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes

Wednesday  11:10,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A museum in Buffalo, N.Y., recently discovered that a rare elephant bird egg in its collection had been mislabeled as a model for decades. A collections manager at the Buffalo Museum of Science was updating its catalog to a digital system when she[...]

Passenger dies aboard Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Kansas City

Wednesday  11:00,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A female passenger aboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Kansas City died Tuesday as the result of a medical emergency, officials said. The woman aboard Flight 478 could not be resuscitated at Kansas City International Airport, an airport [...]

In tiny Illinois town, residents hesitate to acknowledge accused shooter as one of their own

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
Chicago Tribune

MORTON, Ill. - Four hundred miles from Nashville, Tenn., in a small, bedroom community surrounded by Illinois farmland and divided by a winding, two-lane road, news of the fatal Waffle House shooting roared into town like an unexpected storm. The[...]

Cal State Fresno professor will keep job after 'disgraceful' tweets about Barbara Bush, campus president says

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

A Cal State Fresno professor who posted disparaging remarks on Twitter about former First Lady Barbara Bush will keep her job, university officials said Tuesday. Randa Jarrar drew swift and widespread condemnation when she called Bush, wife of[...]

Mystery Queens blaze leaves six hurt, one critical

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
New York Daily News

A total of six people were injured in the apartment fire — including one victim who remains in critical condition, FDNY officials said. Six people were injured, one critically, after a fire broke out on the first floor of a Queens apartment[...]

Fundraiser for Waffle House hero raises $100k in less than a day

Wednesday  09:36,   25 april 2018
The Hill

A fundraiser for the man being hailed as a hero in the Nashville Waffle House shooting has raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours. Reporter Yashar Ali started the GoFundMe for James Shaw Jr., who wrestled the gun away from a shooter during[...]

That's a heavy lift: Rhino at Illinois zoo undergoes CT scan

Wednesday  09:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A rhinoceros at a suburban Chicago zoo has undergone what's believed to be the first CT scan performed on the species, and it was no easy task. Layla is seven and a half years old and 2,300 pounds and lives at Brookfield Zoo. The scan was needed [...]

This teen’s racist prom invite was a bad idea. But a free-speech expert says it’s his right.

Wednesday  06:00,   25 april 2018

Because Noah Crowley's racist sign was posted to Snapchat off-campus, free-speech rules apply, a professor says.The student, who officials confirm is 18-year-old Noah Crowley, was seen holding up a sign with a message asking another student to[...]