News : US

DHS secretary says U.S. needs to "continually vet" some legal residents

Tuesday  17:08,   16 january 2018
CBS News

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the country needs "to continue to enhance our screening and vetting," but also "continually vet" some legal residentsIn an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host John[...]

After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles

Tuesday  16:43,   16 january 2018
The New York Times

Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

Tuesday  16:40,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

Crews working around the clock cleared boulders, trees and crushed cars from all lanes of U.S. 101, but California officials said Monday the key coastal highway would remain closed for another week after being inundated during mudslides that killed[...]

Flu kills San Jose mom, 40, who liked to run marathons

Tuesday  16:40,   16 january 2018
SF Gate

A 40-year-old San Jose mother of three died only two days after coming down with the flu, according to news reports.\"/> [...]

For black immigrants here illegally, a battle against both fear and historic discrimination

Tuesday  16:40,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

The young Ethiopian dreamed of owning his own business. It's what he had worked toward since moving more than a decade ago from Addis Ababa to Los Angeles. Things seemed to be looking up for the 28-year-old. He taught himself investment banking[...]

New California declares "independence" from rest of state

Tuesday  16:40,   16 january 2018
CBS News

Founders of the state of New California take the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood . CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California."Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time. High [...]

Caught on camera: Motorist hits officer before speeding off in NYC

Tuesday  13:52,   16 january 2018
CBS News

Driver slammed into NYPD officer Saturday night; he lost his footing and landed on the street as the car sped away on Seventh Avenue ."Down here? He must be crazy to do that," tour vendor Barry Abdourahamane told CBS New York."The police officer[...]

Video: Woman's hidden camera catches alleged peeping Tom

Tuesday  11:30,   16 january 2018
CBS News

<p>A San Antonio woman says she took action after a close encounter on Jan. 8 with a man watching her through her blinds, reports CBS affiliate KENS-TV.</p>"I opened my blinds right here, and I was face to face with him but I couldn't see his[...]

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

Tuesday  10:37,   16 january 2018
Associated Press

When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn't know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu[...]

Alaska Airlines Flight Collides With Truck In Boston Airport

Tuesday  10:37,   16 january 2018
International Business Times

The airplane, reportedly carrying 166 passengers, was on the taxiway preparing for take-off when it collided with the truck. No injuries were sustained during the collision.On Monday afternoon, Alaska Airlines Flight 33 on route to Portland, Oregon, [...]

Too old for DACA, man who spent 30 years of his life in U.S. is deported

Tuesday  09:36,   16 january 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents didn't stop on the federal holiday.His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement[...]

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

Tuesday  06:10,   16 january 2018
The New York Times

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.ATLANTA — As the nation paid tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some of his[...]

Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

Tuesday  06:10,   16 january 2018
The New York Times

The Trump administration says its actions show the price of employing workers illegally, a message being felt keenly among the workers themselves.The Trump administration is taking its campaign against illegal immigration to the[...]

One Year After Women’s March, More Activism But Less Unity

Tuesday  04:21,   16 january 2018
The New York Times

Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.Amber Selman-Lynn wanted to help plan a women’s march in Mobile, Ala. this month to[...]

Lawsuit: Surgeon at VA hospital left scalpel in patient for 4 years

Tuesday  04:20,   16 january 2018

An Army veteran says an MRI revealed that a surgeon had left a scalpel in his abdomen four years earlier. Glenford Turner, 61, of Bridgeport, went to the West Haven VA with abdominal pain last April when the surprising discovery was made, according[...]