News : US

5 years after Superstorm Sandy, the lessons haven't sunk in

Tuesday  02:05,   24 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Five years after Superstorm Sandy was supposed to have taught the U.S. a lesson about the dangers of living along the coast, disaster planning experts say there is no place in America truly prepared for climate change and the tempests it could [...]

Family of Las Vegas victim 'wants answers,' lawyer says, as authorities remain tight-lipped

Tuesday  01:25,   24 october 2017
FOX News

The family of a 21-year-old college student who was left with shattered ribs and a lacerated liver after being shot in the Las Vegas massacre “wants answers” from festival organizers and hotel management, one of her attorneys told Fox News, as[...]

Megyn Kelly blasts Bill O’Reilly on her NBC morning show

Tuesday  01:25,   24 october 2017
MSN

The former Fox News star went after her old network with a blistering monologue.Megyn Kelly on Monday waded back into territory she vowed to leave behind, saying on her new NBC morning program that she complained about Bill O’Reilly while she was an [...]

Megyn Kelly blasts Bill O’Reilly on her NBC morning show

Tuesday  01:24,   24 october 2017
MSN

The former Fox News star went after her old network with a blistering monologue.Megyn Kelly on Monday waded back into territory she vowed to leave behind, saying on her new NBC morning program that she complained about Bill O’Reilly while she was an [...]

Trump-Heavy States at Biggest Risk of Trade, NAFTA Disruption

Tuesday  00:30,   24 october 2017
U.S. News & World Report

States most heavily dependent on international trade could lose out as trade deals are tweaked. Many backed Trump last year.Trump withdrew the U.S. from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations shortly after taking office – a move Democratic rival[...]

O'Reilly Says He Regrets Settling Sex Harassment Case

Tuesday  00:30,   24 october 2017
NBC News

Bill O'Reilly, the former Fox News anchor, said he regrets settling a $32 million sex harassment case because it was later made public.Two days after the news broke that Bill O'Reilly, the former Fox News host, settled a sexual harassment case[...]

'You are my slave:' School ends Civil War dress-up activity

Monday  23:29,   23 october 2017
FOX News

A Georgia elementary school’s Civil War dress-up day is sparking controversy among students and parents after at least one student allegedly told another: "You are my slave."A Georgia elementary school’s Civil War dress-up day is sparking[...]

Weird questions about building the border wall

Monday  23:28,   23 october 2017
USA TODAY

The border wall may not be built yet, but it's sparked a lot of curious questions. The USA TODAY Network obtained almost 200 pages of emails sent to Customs and Border Protection about building the US.-Mexico border wall, a central part of[...]

Detained immigrant teen asks full appeals court to let her get abortion

Monday  22:55,   23 october 2017
MSN

The federal government is opposing the request. The teenager, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe, is a Central American immigrant who realized she was pregnant around the time she was detained, shortly after crossing the border.Subscribe to [...]

Students miss school after teacher posts 'I'm buying a gun'

Monday  22:37,   23 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>A suburban Pittsburgh school district says a teacher's Facebook post about "buying a gun" caused parents to keep about 60 students home from school or pick them up early from an elementary school Friday.</p>KDKA reports[...]

Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California

Monday  22:37,   23 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

The wine country wildfires destroyed at least 8,400 homes and other buildings, authorities said Monday, a significant increase in the already staggering property loss. Efforts continued by firefighters to gain control of the fires and by searchers[...]

Weinstein Company Faces Civil Rights Inquiry by New York Attorney General

Monday  22:03,   23 october 2017
The New York Times

The inquiry by Eric T. Schneiderman is examining whether allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein reflect broader civil rights violations.The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, has opened an inquiry into the Weinstein[...]

Federal flood insurance pushed to brink by storms

Monday  21:30,   23 october 2017
Los Angeles Times

An unprecedented wave of destructive hurricanes has brought the long-struggling federal flood insurance program to the brink.&nbsp;Now Congress faces tough questions about whether to again bail out the nearly 50-year-old program and how to[...]

Doctor: Thad Cochran's health raises a tough question for us all

Monday  20:57,   23 october 2017
CNN

When should the aging -- senators, too -- choose to hand over the keys? It's an unavoidable fact of the human condition that our capacity to do our jobs will slip, writes physician Ford Vox. But that doesn't mean our lives can't remain[...]

Former Cuomo aide claims harassment by superior

Monday  20:57,   23 october 2017
CBS News

Former inspector general for New York state agency says she complained of harassment before resigning in August"As a longtime sex-crimes and special-victims' prosecutor, and as an employee who paid a high price for whistleblowing about an executive[...]