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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
Reuters

<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
USA TODAY

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[...]

Judge: Racism behind Arizona ban on Mexican-American studies

Wednesday  05:21,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

PHOENIX — Racism was behind an Arizona ban on ethnic studies that shuttered a popular Mexican-American Studies program, a federal judge said Tuesday.U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima found that the state enacted the ban with discriminatory[...]

Delta Air Lines Flight Diverted Due To Odor In Cabin

Wednesday  04:11,   23 august 2017
International Business Times

A Delta Air Lines flight was diverted Tuesday after an odor was detected in the plane’s cabin. Delta Air Lines Flight 981 from Boston to Atlanta was reportedly diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York “out of an abundance of[...]

The Bride Wore Wine: Woman Accuses Flight Attendant of Pouring Wine on Wedding Dress

Wednesday  04:00,   23 august 2017
Inside Edition

The dress was ruined after the bride claims a flight attendant intentionally spilled red wine on it as she headed to her wedding. A bride is seeing red after she claims her wedding dress was destroyed on a flight. Yewande Oteh claims an American[...]

In the Navy, a premier surface fleet faces new scrutiny after deadly disasters at sea

Wednesday  03:50,   23 august 2017
MSN

"While each of these four events is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation," said Adm. Scott Swift.The incidents include the deadly collision Monday of the destroyer USS John S. McCain with a much heavier oil tanker off Singapore, and[...]

Border Patrol ventures to county fairs, concerts to recruit agents

Wednesday  03:40,   23 august 2017
CBS News

U.S. Border Patrol has struggled to hire the 5,000 agents President Trump requested to help secure the Mexican border . So the CBP got creative and is venturing into the heartland to Spartan Races, county fairs and country music festivals.Former[...]

Right wing rallies hit Tennessee, California

Wednesday  03:30,   23 august 2017
USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly two weeks after the death of a counter protester at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., activists in California and Tennessee are gearing up against right wing and conservative groups in their own hometowns.[...]

Jury refuses to convict in Nevada ranch standoff

Wednesday  03:11,   23 august 2017
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four accused gunman in a 2014 standoff with federal authorities near the Nevada ranch of states' rights figure Cliven Bundy. In a verdict that delivered a stunning setback to[...]

Breitbart editor tells fake Bannon account: We'll do 'dirty work'

Wednesday  03:11,   23 august 2017
USA TODAY

The notorious self-described "email prankster" has struck again, and this time, his target revealed what may be next for the Trump administration's relationship with right-wing Breitbart News, according a report from CNN. The person —[...]