News : US

Protesters demand removal of NYC statue

Tuesday  09:21,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

When Sharon Thompson was a girl, she used to get a bad feeling when she walked by an imposing statue of a man on the edge of Central Park near East Harlem. On Thursday, Thompson learned the story behind the statue when a local news station[...]

Buddy the blind sea lion goes to Los Angeles Zoo

Tuesday  09:11,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

He's big and he's loud.A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre (54-hectare) facility. The zoo said Monday the[...]

Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp

Tuesday  09:00,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action. By Monday, the lighted flags[...]

Interns find, release two-headed sea turtle

Tuesday  08:35,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

This one's worth a double take. University of Central Florida interns recently found a two-headed baby loggerhead sea turtle in Brevard County. Loggerheads are know for their massive heads. But two? MELBOURNE, Fla. — This one's worth a[...]

Chelsea Clinton Stands Up for 11-Year-Old Barron Trump: 'Let Him Have the Private Childhood He Deserves'

Tuesday  07:56,   22 august 2017
People

Chelsea Clinton has Barron Trump‘s back. On Monday, the former First Daughter, 37, took a stand for President Donald Trump‘s 11-year-old son after a publication printed a story titled, “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the[...]

Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

Tuesday  06:40,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

Officials have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were aboard a helicopter that crashed during offshore training in Hawaii last week. Army and Coast Guard officials on Monday notified the families of the missing soldiers that they[...]

Eclipse: Family over the moon with totality baby

Tuesday  05:56,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

As the moon made its way across the sun during a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Charlotte Roel Easterly said hello to the world. The 7-pound, 11-ounce baby girl was born at Sacred Hospital at 1:36 p.m. CT at the exact moment of the height of the[...]

Trump May Try to Circumvent Rulings on Deportations

Tuesday  05:30,   22 august 2017
The New York Times

Federal officials are working with sheriffs on a legal maneuver to gain access to undocumented immigrants in local jails, a practice now limited by the courts.The Trump administration is working with like-minded sheriffs from around the country on a [...]

Hate Rising: White supremacy's rise in the U.S.

Tuesday  05:20,   22 august 2017
CBS News

Tony Dokoupil investigates white supremacy's rise in America and how its adherents hope to infiltrate the mainstreamWatch "CBSN: On Assignment" Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and on our streaming network[...]

Woman Killed After Car Veers Into Crowd Watching Solar Eclipse

Tuesday  05:00,   22 august 2017
NBC News

The cause of the crash in Hyden, Kentucky, is under investigation, authorities said.In the early part of the afternoon, Alyssa Noble's 2001 Lincoln LS crossed the center line, struck a utility pole and then hit two women on the sidewalk in Hyden,[...]

From Oregon to South Carolina, the solar eclipse delivered a shadow of awe across the land

Tuesday  03:15,   22 august 2017
Los Angeles Times

Millions of sky-watchers gazed heavenward Monday as the moon's shadow raced eastward along a slender corridor bisecting the mainland United States, blotting out the sun in a grand celestial show that had not been visible all across America in[...]

Idaho state rep shares conspiracy theory accusing Obama of staging Charlottesville

Tuesday  02:50,   22 august 2017
The Hill

An Idaho state lawmaker is facing backlash for sharing a conspiracy theory that former President Obama helped to orchestrate the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., as part of a plot to take down President Trump. Idaho Rep.[...]

Six couples married in mass eclipse wedding

Tuesday  02:50,   22 august 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Vanessa Palacios never pictured being a bride and certainly never wanted a traditional wedding.</p>GREENVILLE, S.C. — Vanessa Palacios never pictured being a bride and certainly never wanted a traditional[...]

Summer hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff

Tuesday  02:25,   22 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home that includes waterfalls, forests and cliffs that plunge as much as 40[...]

Analysis | Most Americans oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan — except in Trump’s base

Tuesday  02:10,   22 august 2017
MSN

Republicans and Trump voters are among the only Americans more likely to support sending more troops to Afghanistan.He insisted repeatedly on the campaign trail that he had opposed the war in Iraq; the public record made clear that, to the contrary, [...]