News : US

Faced with high illiteracy rates, DC pushes adult learning

Saturday  07:50,   25 november 2017
Associated Press

A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. "My life has changed, I am here to make it better," said Dickey, 39, who[...]

Lolita the killer whale may never go free. And that could be what's best for her, scientists say

Saturday  06:06,   25 november 2017
Miami Herald

MIAMI _ For nearly 25 years, the Miami Seaquarium's killer whale, Lolita, has been the star of a sequel that has never been made. In 1995, inspired by the original tale of Keiko, the whale in the 1993 film "Free Willy," a Washington[...]

Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves

Saturday  06:06,   25 november 2017
The New York Times

A State Department exodus marks a new stage in the broken and increasingly contentious relationship between Rex W. Tillerson and much of his work force.WASHINGTON — Of all the State Department employees who might have been vulnerable in the staff[...]

TransCanada recovers 44,400 gallons of oil from Keystone pipeline spill site

Saturday  06:06,   25 november 2017
Reuters

TransCanada Corp said on Friday it has recovered 44,400 gallons, or 1,057 barrels, of oil from the Keystone pipeline spill site at Amherst, South Dakota. The company had shut down its 590,000 barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline, which links Alberta's[...]

California mother, daughter killed in collision with bear

Saturday  06:05,   25 november 2017
Associated Press

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. — Authorities say a woman and her 19-month-old daughter were killed when the car she was driving struck a black bear in Northern California on Thanksgiving evening.California Highway Patrol Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald says the[...]

How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars

Saturday  06:05,   25 november 2017
MSN

As dangers increase, the U.S. military is seeking ways to knock them out of the sky.Largely a preoccupation of hobbyists and experimenting companies, the vehicles are beginning to become a menace on the battlefield, where their benign commercial[...]

Miles From Flint, Residents Turn Off Taps in New Water Crisis

Saturday  02:36,   25 november 2017
The New York Times

Waste from a shoe factory has tainted groundwater in a Grand Rapids suburb. Some residents are skeptical of Michigan officials, who botched the response in Flint.PLAINFIELD CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — They found pollutants in the water at the National [...]

Giffords group asks web hosts to shut down 'ghost gun' sites

Saturday  02:36,   25 november 2017
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as "ghost guns."The[...]

He thought he saw a deer and fired his pistol. Now, his neighbor is dead.

Saturday  01:52,   25 november 2017
MSN

A woman was killed Wednesday after a neighbor mistook her for a deer and shot her.Rosemary Billquist, 43, got home from work about 5 p.m., and left shortly after to walk the couple’s dogs, Stella and Sugar, near the field behind their Sherman, N.Y., [...]

Mysterious Booms Are Being Recorded Across the Country

Saturday  01:51,   25 november 2017
Newsweek

The latests noises were heard in Colorado.Loud booming noises have startled people across the United States, but it's not clear what actually is happening or if the separate events are even[...]

‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV guidelines are changing lives.

Saturday  00:56,   25 november 2017
MSN

The medical establishment says those with undetectable viral loads cannot infect their sex partners.They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not always practiced safe sex, but Paula showed no signs of[...]

Black Friday frenzy as throngs of shoppers line up for deals around the country

Saturday  00:55,   25 november 2017
CNBC

<p>Black Friday still has shoppers across America lining up outside stores, anticipating deep discounts and doorbusters, albeit spending continues to shift online.</p>Black Friday still has shoppers across America lining up outside stores,[...]

Fire policies sidestep key factor: wind

Saturday  00:55,   25 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — After last month's deadly Northern California wildfires, atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass scanned old weather forecasts, searching for clues. In two high-resolution weather models for Oct. 8, he found ample warning of the crucial[...]

Native Americans use clout to reclaim artifacts

Saturday  00:55,   25 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. - Nearly a century ago, an amateur archaeologist and showman named Ralph Glidden dug up Native American burial sites on Catalina and other Channel Islands off Southern California's coast. To him, the human remains[...]

Cordray resigns from U.S. consumer agency, triggers political showdown

Saturday  00:50,   25 november 2017
Reuters

Richard Cordray, the director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, formally resigned on Friday and named a deputy director as his replacement, setting the stage for a political and legal battle over the regulator's[...]