News : US

Emergency engine inspections lead to cancellations, scores of delays for travelers on Southwest Airlines

Monday  05:25,   23 april 2018

The airline said about 40 flights were canceled, while a flight-tracking site showed hundreds of others were delayed due to inspections related to last week's engine explosion on one of the airline's 737s.Southwest said about 40 of its 4,000 [...]

She created a document to warn women of sexual harassers. It’s haunted her ever since.

Monday  04:35,   23 april 2018

Moira Donegan helped spread the #MeToo movement — and has paid the price.“I was naive,” the former New Republic staffer told me by email last[...]

Nashville mayor demands stricter gun control after Waffle House shooting

Monday  02:40,   23 april 2018

As police search for the gunman who killed four people at a Tennessee Waffle House, the mayor of Nashville is saying "enough is enough" and calling for stricter gun-control laws. "I know that we all want to live in a safe environment that [...]

Four presidents come together to pay tribute to Barbara Bush

Monday  02:05,   23 april 2018

A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media. The remarkable photo features four former presidents -- Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill[...]

NRA rips outdoor sports company for cutting ties: 'That certainly isn't sportsmanlike'

Monday  00:51,   23 april 2018
The Hill

Outdoor sports company YETI has become the latest business to cut ties with the National Rifle Association (NRA), part of a wave of companies ending business deals with the pro-gun group following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.The NRA[...]

Scott Pruitt's plan would double auto emissions by 2025

Sunday  23:35,   22 april 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently announced that the agency will start the process of scrapping Obama-era auto emissions standards negotiated with the automakers, a move that, if completed, would double allowable vehicle pollution in 2025,[...]

Another crude video surfaces after fraternity's expulsion

Sunday  23:30,   22 april 2018
Associated Press

Syracuse University expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that members say was intended as satire, but the controversy is continuing with the emergence of more video simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. Chancellor Kent Syverud[...]

Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

Sunday  23:25,   22 april 2018
Tech Insider

<p>The world's sea levels are rising at faster and faster rates as waters warm and ice sheets melt.</p>The world's sea levels are rising at faster and faster rates as waters warm and ice sheets[...]

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

Sunday  22:55,   22 april 2018
Tech Insider

<p>As the story goes, on June 22, 1969, the chemical-filled Cuyahoga River in Cleveland burst into flames, possibly ignited by a spark from a passing train.</p>As the story goes, on June 22, 1969, the chemical-filled Cuyahoga River in[...]

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

Sunday  22:55,   22 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.</p>UPDATE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the [...]

‘You were the reason:’ Barbara and George Bush’s epic love story hailed at her funeral

Sunday  22:05,   22 april 2018

The Bush marriage was the longest of any presidential couple at 73 years. They fell in love as teenagers in 1941.Some 1,500 guests filled the pews of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday, including former presidents and first ladies, [...]

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

Sunday  21:55,   22 april 2018
Associated Press

Fifty years ago this week, students occupied five buildings at New York's Columbia University and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over the university's ties to a military think tank and what protesters saw as racism toward[...]

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years

Sunday  21:50,   22 april 2018
FOX News

When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark Thursday in Hawaii, it meant he had been bitten by a shark, a bear and a rattlesnake – all in less than four years. “I don’t know,” McWilliams told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Friday. “I’m either[...]

4 dead, others wounded in shooting at Tennessee Waffle House; suspect on the loose

Sunday  20:20,   22 april 2018

<p>At least four people were killed and four others wounded Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee until a patron wrestled the gun away, according to Metro Nashville Police.</p>NASHVILLE — At least four people were[...]

Social Security numbers are unsafe and outdated. So why do Americans use them?

Sunday  19:05,   22 april 2018

The world has changed faster than our infrastructure or policymakers can keep up with. Case in point: the American Social Security number. What was once a simple administrative number is now an antiquated form of national identification that has[...]