News : US

Navy veteran says he's forced to live in a storage unit

Monday  21:30,   27 february 2017
FOX News

A disabled Navy veteran who fought for his country in the Gulf War now finds himself living in a Denver storage unit he calls "home sweet hell."A disabled Navy veteran who fought for his country in the Gulf War now finds himself living in[...]

School ends auction of senior that reminds some of slavery

Monday  21:30,   27 february 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California high school abandoned an annual fundraising auction to buy a senior for a day after some students said the practice reminded them of slavery.Lamari Johnson, an African-American senior at John F. Kennedy High School[...]

After 130 Years, Harvard Law Review Elects a Black Woman President

Monday  19:45,   27 february 2017
The New York Times

Following in President Barack Obama’s footsteps, ImeIme Umana says she is mindful of many black women’s “tragic” relationship with the law.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

‘We wanted them to live in fear': Animal rights activist admits to university bombing 25 years later

Monday  19:01,   27 february 2017

Rodney Coronado pleaded guilty to his role in the bombing of a mink research center at Michigan State University, but long denied he was responsible.Animal Hero: Rod Coronado's Lifelong Mission to Be a Voice for the Wild[...]

Suspect in Kansas bar shooting not a racist, neighbor says

Monday  16:15,   27 february 2017

A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, is scheduled for his first court appearance Monday. Longtime neighbor Andy Berthelsen said Adam Purinton, who is charged with[...]

"God was on his side": Teen survives 7-story plunge in car

Monday  15:30,   27 february 2017
CBS News

"God was on his side," fire Houston Fire Department official says after teen's car plunges from a parking garage roofHOUSTON – A teenager survived after his car plunged seven stories from a parking garage roof and landed on top of a[...]

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

Monday  14:31,   27 february 2017

<p>Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.</p>A man visiting Mount Carmel Cemetery on Sunday called[...]

Inside the U.S. vetting system Trump wants to replace

Monday  13:30,   27 february 2017
CBS News

CBS News spoke with a range of experts and former officials about the vetting process and what "extreme vetting" might entailThe revised travel ban, to be released this week, is again expected to bar entry for people from the seven[...]

Body of missing 14-year-old found in L.A. River after weeklong search

Monday  13:30,   27 february 2017
Los Angeles Times

The 14-year-old boy who disappeared from San Fernando this month during a powerful storm was found Saturday afternoon on an island in the Los Angeles River, authorities said. police news conference.&nbsp;The body of Elias Rodriguez was recovered [...]

Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically

Monday  10:16,   27 february 2017

Officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena.Mark Endicott, a supervisory Border Patrol agent for the San Diego sector,[...]

Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigil

Monday  09:15,   27 february 2017

One of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream.The Kansas City Star reported ( Alok Madasani, 32, told a crowd of hundreds at the Ball Conference Center in[...]

Officials to stop California dam's outflow to clear debris

Monday  07:20,   27 february 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. — California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday.The Department of Water[...]

Advocates warn ‘dreamers’ to lie low as Trump ramps up deportation plans

Monday  07:01,   27 february 2017

Younger immigrants are worried over the future of an Obama-era deferred-action program.The caution reflects deepening anxiety over sweeping new enforcement guidelines from Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly that aim to ramp up deportations of [...]

Facing Criticism, Drug Makers Keep Lid On Price Increases

Monday  06:31,   27 february 2017
The Wall Street Journal.

Pharmaceutical companies held most of their traditional January list-price increases to under 10% this year, although the median boost was little-changed from 2016. Among the critics they face now is President Trump.Prescription-drug makers[...]

Trump supporters rally against 'Hollywood elites' ahead of the Oscars

Monday  06:00,   27 february 2017
Los Angeles Times

A small group of President Donald Trump supporters rallied Sunday in Hollywood in advance of the Academy Awards. The group held its demonstration outside the Metro station near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, not far from the Dolby Theatre, where[...]