News : US

Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

Saturday  04:51,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.The blaze was one ofThe blaze was one of[...]

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

Saturday  04:50,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Cards With Massive Rewards And No Annual Fees See The Cards Sponsored by[...]

Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship

Saturday  04:10,   24 june 2017
The New York Times

Lookouts and radar operators on the destroyer Fitzgerald should have spotted the freighter it collided with, and the captain should have been wakened.Radar officers working both on the bridge and in the combat information center below it should have [...]

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

Saturday  03:46,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.</p>Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the Thunderbirds, said a[...]

The banquet business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president.

Saturday  02:50,   24 june 2017

Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla., faces potential revenue losses as charities move galas elsewhere.But then Trump became[...]

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Saturday  02:35,   24 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of[...]

Medical Groups Hate the GOP Health Care Plans

Saturday  01:40,   24 june 2017
NBC News

Mainstream medical groups, from oncologists to pediatricians, are united in their opposition to the Republican health care plan.Groups representing pediatricians, cancer specialists, heart doctors and family physicians all agree: Both the House and[...]

Court clears Mississippi LGBT objections law; appeal likely

Friday  23:36,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

<p>A federal appeals court said Thursday that Mississippi can enforce a law that allows merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples, but opponents of the law immediately pledged to[...]

Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

Friday  23:05,   23 june 2017
Associated Press

A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great[...]

Social workers recognized for saving child’s life

Friday  22:51,   23 june 2017
WAPT Jackson

Two Mississippi social workers were recognized Friday by Gov. Phil Bryant for going above and beyond the call of duty. Tausha Rawls and Melody Vaughn, employees at the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, are credited with saving[...]

This Loophole Fails to Protect Rape Victims in N. Carolina

Friday  21:51,   23 june 2017
NBC News

The longstanding legal loophole — the only of its kind in the nation — could be revoked if state lawmakers pass a bill before the legislative session wraps up.In 1979, the North Carolina Supreme Court made a ruling that continues to reverberate[...]

Military Jet Flips Over at Ohio Air Show Amid Storms

Friday  21:41,   23 june 2017
NBC News

Emergency crews were on scene at Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon after reports that a Thunderbird F-16 jet ran off the runway.Two people were on board the plane when it landed on its top after 12:30 p.m. ET, Dayton officials[...]

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU -source

Friday  21:25,   23 june 2017

<p>U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives who was shot while practicing baseball last week, is no longer being held in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he is being treated, a source[...]

Caught on tape: Dem official says he's 'glad' Scalise got shot

Friday  21:11,   23 june 2017
FOX News

A Nebraska Democratic Party official was removed from his post on Thursday after an audio recording surfaced of him saying he's “glad” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise got shot last week. Trending Now: The 10 Best Balance Transfer Cards [...]

'It was my legal right': Mom shamed for public breastfeeding at pool fights back

Friday  21:01,   23 june 2017

When staff members at her local pool asked her to cover up while breastfeeding, this mom took to Facebook to express her frustration."I was confronted by the manager of the facility saying that I needed to cover up and be more discreet because I was [...]