News : US

How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot

Wednesday  16:36,   23 august 2017

Tweaks to the rules have led to more players spending money on tickets.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

New video shows sunken USS Indianapolis, lost since World War II

Wednesday  16:36,   23 august 2017
CBS News

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis 72 years ago led to one of the greatest losses of life from a single ship in U.S. naval history . Of the 1,200-person crew, only one in five survived, reports CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers. A research vessel owned[...]

Across USA, priest sex abuse cases haunt parishes

Wednesday  16:34,   23 august 2017

In May 2003, Thomas O’Brien, then bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, admitted to sheltering at least 50 priests accused of sexual abuse, often shuffling them around to parishes across the state. In May 2003, Thomas O’Brien, then bishop of[...]

Many Election Officials Still Not Trained in Cybersecurity

Wednesday  14:23,   23 august 2017
NBC News

Exclusive NBC research shows many election officials in swing states Arizona, Pennsylvania and Michigan haven't received formal training in fighting hacking.Election officials in three of Pennsylvania's four biggest counties — Philadelphia,[...]

67 Former State Attorneys General Have a Message: Condemn Hate Bluntly

Wednesday  14:22,   23 august 2017
The New York Times

In a statement on Monday, the former attorneys general recommended a response along the lines of Bill Baxley’s salty letter to a K.K.K. leader in 1976.With white supremacists emboldened and a national spotlight shining on bigotry and hate, 67 former [...]

Guam 'all calm' despite North Korea threats: officials

Wednesday  12:37,   23 august 2017

Guam's number two politican Wednesday rolled out the welcome mat to tourists, promising his sun-kissed tropical island is safe -- despite North Korea's threat to launch missiles toward the Pacific US territory. Lieutenant Governor Raymond[...]

103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes US citizen

Wednesday  09:51,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land beamed and waved a tiny American flag on Tuesday as she became a United States citizen.Hong Inh was the oldest of more than 10,000 people who took the oath [...]

After 62 Years and Many Battles, Village Voice to End Print Publication

Wednesday  09:36,   23 august 2017
The New York Times

The owner of the weekly said its audience has moved online and expects daily publication in various media, rather than a weekly edition.The Village Voice, the left-leaning independent weekly New York City newspaper, announced on Tuesday that it will [...]

Groups make last-minute push to save national monument areas

Wednesday  08:05,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from[...]

Police use gas to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

Wednesday  07:26,   23 august 2017

<p>Police deployed gas to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, after protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw rocks and bottles, police said.</p>"People in the crowd have begun throwing rocks and bottles at[...]

Family of missing Chinese scholar speaks of pain and uncertainty

Wednesday  06:30,   23 august 2017
Tribune News Service

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. _ When Yingying Zhang's mother learned that her daughter had gone missing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 9, she fainted. She could not eat or sleep, and became too weak to work. The time since only[...]

UVA Police Issue Warrants for White Nationalist Figure Cantwell

Wednesday  06:11,   23 august 2017
NBC News

University of Virginia police said Tuesday it has issued warrants for Christopher Cantwell, a white nationalist figure, over a Charlottesville incident.The University of Virginia Police Department on Tuesday said it has obtained warrants against[...]

First deported DREAMer asks judge for U.S. re-entry

Wednesday  05:50,   23 august 2017

SAN DIEGO — After six months of hiding and living in fear in his native Mexico, the first known DREAMer deported by the Trump administration gets his day in court Tuesday in hopes a federal judge will order his return to the United States. The fate[...]

Kansas state employee says she was fired for not going to church

Wednesday  05:40,   23 august 2017
Tribune News Service

TOPEKA, Kan. _ A former worker from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office said in court Tuesday that she was fired from her job for not going to church. Courtney Canfield took the stand Tuesday in her lawsuit against the office and Eric [...]

Jammed: Eclipse crowds may have doubled Wyoming's population

Wednesday  05:35,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people.The amount of traffic during Monday's eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 — as[...]