News : US

"Happy coincidence" as five members of one family graduate

Friday  08:33,   26 may 2017
CBS News

<p>It was a special day for Lawanda Flennoy. For 25 years, she worked full-time to raise her three daughters, so finally earning an associate degree this month was especially sweet.</p>BEECHER, Ill. -- It was a special day for Lawanda[...]

Lost and found: Woman gets class ring back after 42 years

Friday  08:32,   26 may 2017
CBS News

Peggy DiFrancesco lost the ring while at the beach in 1975 and thought she would never see it again -- until this weekPHILADELPHIA -- A piece of her past, long gone or so she thought, but never[...]

After terror attack, mosques open their doors during Ramadan

Friday  08:30,   26 may 2017
USA TODAY

In the wake of the terrorist attack that killed 22 people in Manchester, England, mosques in New Jersey are opening their doors to neighbors and members of other faith groups for evening meals to show their respect and love for their communities. [...]

Lost and found: Woman gets class ring back after 42 years

Friday  08:30,   26 may 2017
CBS News

Peggy DiFrancesco lost the ring while at the beach in 1975 and thought she would never see it again -- until this weekPHILADELPHIA -- A piece of her past, long gone or so she thought, but never[...]

Sextuplets born in Virginia to couple who spent 17 years trying to conceive a child

Friday  07:57,   26 may 2017
MSN

Doctors thought the mother was carrying quadruplets, but then they noticed two more heartbeats.Load[...]

$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

Friday  07:56,   26 may 2017
Associated Press

An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. Mariya Plekan's attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday, May 25,[...]

Even in Liberal Cities, Budgets Push Austerity Into Starvation Territory

Friday  06:06,   26 may 2017
The New York Times

Proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget to food assistance programs would make the country’s hunger problem even worse.Load[...]

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

Friday  06:05,   26 may 2017
Reuters

<p>As many as 600,000 illegal immigrants in several U.S. states could have a path to legally remain in the country, according to an analysis released on Thursday by a legal aid group.</p>Load[...]

South Dakota teen with cancer gets OK to walk at graduation

Friday  03:42,   26 may 2017
Associated Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. — School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation.Officials had originally said that 17-year-old Central High student Meredith Erck[...]

South Dakota teen with cancer gets OK to walk at graduation

Friday  03:40,   26 may 2017
Associated Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. — School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation.Officials had originally said that 17-year-old Central High student Meredith Erck[...]

Mark Zuckerberg's Great American Road Trip

Friday  03:38,   26 may 2017
The New York Times

<p>The Facebook chief plans to visit every state in the union and learn more about a sliver of the nearly two billion people who use the social network regularly.</p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In March, Mark Zuckerberg visited Mother Emanuel in[...]

Wild Boar Could Soon Be Hunted From Hot Air Balloons

Friday  03:37,   26 may 2017
Newsweek

'We have that Western, swashbuckling, cowboying type of way to deal with things. It’s part of the culture,' state representative says.Ever wanted to shoot a wild boar, but couldn’t get close enough without scaring it away? Sure, you can[...]

Woman sues Jelly Belly, claiming she didn't know the beans contain sugar

Friday  01:37,   26 may 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

A California woman is suing Jelly Belly, claiming the candy company misled her into thinking one of its products doesn't contain sugar. The plaintiff, Jessica Gomez of San Bernardino County, first filed the case against the Fairfield-based[...]

Chicago only major U.S. city to lose population from 2015 to 2016

Friday  01:36,   26 may 2017
MSN

Chicago was the only city among the nation's 20 largest to lose population in 2016 - and it lost nearly double the number of residents as the year before, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. It's the city's[...]

International Tourism in U.S. Declines Since Donald Trump Elected President

Friday  01:04,   26 may 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Cars

A new data analysis ties the U.S. presidential election to an economic cost.A new study finds international tourism to the U.S. has dropped in the Donald Trump[...]